Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect The York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) Share Price

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Headlines about The York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. The York Water earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5333564899087 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

NASDAQ YORW traded up $0.60 on Thursday, reaching $31.65. The company had a trading volume of 19,247 shares, compared to its average volume of 39,928. The company has a market capitalization of $396.10, a PE ratio of 30.50 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. The York Water has a 52 week low of $27.45 and a 52 week high of $39.86.

The York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $12.35 million during the quarter. The York Water had a return on equity of 11.13% and a net margin of 26.70%. sell-side analysts predict that The York Water will post 1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a $0.167 dividend. This represents a $0.67 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This is an increase from The York Water’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. The York Water’s dividend payout ratio is currently 66.34%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded The York Water from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Hilliard Lyons upgraded The York Water from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The York Water in a report on Saturday, January 13th.

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The York Water Company Profile

The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. It also owns and operates three wastewater collection systems and two wastewater treatment systems; and two reservoirs, including Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which together hold up to approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water.

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