News stories about California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. California Water Service Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.7034834355957 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- California Water Service Group (CWT) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect California Water Service Group (CWT) to Post $0.24 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- California Water Service Group (CWT) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- California Water Service Group Donates More Than $830,000 to Community Organizations in 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of California Water Service Group (CWT) traded down $0.25 on Monday, hitting $42.85. 235,900 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 215,111. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 0.47 and a quick ratio of 0.46. The stock has a market cap of $2,057.45, a P/E ratio of 30.18, a PEG ratio of 5.03 and a beta of 0.74. California Water Service Group has a 1-year low of $32.65 and a 1-year high of $46.15.
A number of equities analysts have commented on CWT shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of California Water Service Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Barclays increased their price target on shares of California Water Service Group from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a hold rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $36.75.
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About California Water Service Group
California Water Service Group is a holding company. The Company operates through the supply and distribution of water and providing water-related utility services segment. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides non-regulated services and non-regulated services to private companies and municipalities.
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