Media headlines about Consolidated Water (NASDAQ:CWCO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Consolidated Water earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.0697385712331 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Consolidated Water (CWCO) traded up $0.10 on Friday, reaching $13.05. The company had a trading volume of 58,516 shares, compared to its average volume of 39,448. Consolidated Water has a 52 week low of $10.00 and a 52 week high of $13.95. The stock has a market cap of $192.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.83, a P/E/G ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 0.88.
Consolidated Water (NASDAQ:CWCO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.03). Consolidated Water had a net margin of 9.72% and a return on equity of 5.28%. sell-side analysts expect that Consolidated Water will post 0.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.085 per share. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 2nd. This is a positive change from Consolidated Water’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. Consolidated Water’s payout ratio is presently 82.93%.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on CWCO shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Consolidated Water from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. TheStreet raised Consolidated Water from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $15.00 target price on Consolidated Water and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th.
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About Consolidated Water
Consolidated Water Co Ltd. develops and operates seawater desalination plants (that utilize reverse osmosis technology) and water distribution systems in areas where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce or non-existent. The Company operates in three segments: retail water operations, bulk water operations and services operations.
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