Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Connecticut Water Service (CTWS) Stock Price

News headlines about Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ:CTWS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Connecticut Water Service earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.8749882381728 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Connecticut Water Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 6th. UBS assumed coverage on shares of Connecticut Water Service in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $53.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Connecticut Water Service from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Connecticut Water Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Connecticut Water Service has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.67.

Shares of NASDAQ CTWS opened at $63.99 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $765.56, a PE ratio of 28.31 and a beta of -0.06. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. Connecticut Water Service has a 52 week low of $48.86 and a 52 week high of $65.04.

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Connecticut Water Service Company Profile

Connecticut Water Service, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a regulated water company. The company operates through three segments: Water Operations, Real Estate Transactions, and Services and Rentals. The Water Operations segment supplies public drinking water. The Real Estate Transactions segment is involved in the sale or donation of its real estate holdings.

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