Media coverage about Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Artesian Resources Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.757859339904 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on ARTNA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Artesian Resources Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. BidaskClub raised Artesian Resources Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th.

Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) traded down 0.54% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $37.01. The stock had a trading volume of 13,883 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $37.40 and its 200-day moving average price is $36.81. The stock has a market cap of $340.05 million, a PE ratio of 25.35 and a beta of 0.10. Artesian Resources Corporation has a 52-week low of $26.72 and a 52-week high of $41.90.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 25th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th were given a dividend of $0.2317 per share. This represents a $0.93 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th. Artesian Resources Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 63.27%.

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Artesian Resources Corporation Company Profile

Artesian Resources Corporation is a holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries offer water, wastewater and other services on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Company distributes and sells water, including water for public and private fire protection, to residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and utility customers in the states of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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