Global Water Resources (GWRS) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Global Water Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.4442042647402 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Global Water Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th.

Global Water Resources stock opened at $9.01 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $179.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.96, a PEG ratio of 4.36 and a beta of 0.14. Global Water Resources has a 52-week low of $8.40 and a 52-week high of $10.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.70.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.0236 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.15%. Global Water Resources’s dividend payout ratio is 127.28%.

In other news, Director Trevor T. Hill sold 7,000 shares of Global Water Resources stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.16, for a total transaction of $64,120.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Trevor T. Hill sold 5,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.07, for a total transaction of $48,071.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 15,500 shares of company stock worth $141,503. Insiders own 49.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Global Water Resources

Global Water Resources, Inc is a water resource management company. The Company owns, operates and manages water, wastewater and recycled water utilities in strategically located communities, principally in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. The Company focuses on the issues of water supply and scarcity, and applies principles of water conservation through water reclamation and reuse.

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