The York Water (YORW) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

News articles about The York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The York Water earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.6639818785483 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of The York Water (YORW) opened at $34.55 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $448.18, a PE ratio of 35.93 and a beta of 0.56. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76. The York Water has a 1-year low of $31.70 and a 1-year high of $39.86.

The York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28 by $0.03. The York Water had a net margin of 25.75% and a return on equity of 10.75%. The business had revenue of $12.69 million during the quarter. sell-side analysts expect that The York Water will post 0.99 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.1666 per share. This represents a $0.67 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This is an increase from The York Water’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. The York Water’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.98%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The York Water from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 17th.

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About The York Water

The York Water Company is an investor-owned water utility in the United States. The primary business of the Company is to impound, purify to meet or exceed safe drinking water standards and distribute water. As of December 31, 2016, it also owned and operated three wastewater collection systems and two wastewater treatment systems.

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