News headlines about York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. York Water earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5333564899087 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of YORW stock traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $31.65. 4,220 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 41,248. York Water has a 52-week low of $27.45 and a 52-week high of $39.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The firm has a market cap of $416.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.03 and a beta of 0.53.
York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.02. York Water had a net margin of 26.70% and a return on equity of 11.13%. The firm had revenue of $12.35 million for the quarter. research analysts predict that York Water will post 1 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several research firms recently weighed in on YORW. BidaskClub lowered shares of York Water from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of York Water from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons upgraded shares of York Water from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th.
About 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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