Press coverage about Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ:CTWS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Connecticut Water Service earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.8956051568908 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ:CTWS) opened at $61.47 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $742.68, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 0.08. Connecticut Water Service has a twelve month low of $50.75 and a twelve month high of $64.14.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.298 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $1.19 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.94%. Connecticut Water Service’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 57.77%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Connecticut Water Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. BidaskClub downgraded Connecticut Water Service from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Barclays PLC lifted their price objective on Connecticut Water Service from $53.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd.

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About Connecticut Water Service

Connecticut Water Service, Inc is a non-operating holding company. The Company’s income is derived from the earnings of its subsidiary companies, including The Connecticut Water Company (Connecticut Water), The Maine Water Company (Maine Water), New England Water Utility Services, Inc (NEWUS),The Avon Water Company (AWC) and Chester Realty Company (Chester Realty).

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