News coverage about Consolidated Water (NASDAQ:CWCO) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. Consolidated Water earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.4152290475287 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently weighed in on CWCO shares. ValuEngine cut Consolidated Water from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Consolidated Water from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 10th.

CWCO stock traded down $0.80 during trading on Friday, hitting $13.40. The company had a trading volume of 41,396 shares, compared to its average volume of 40,409. Consolidated Water has a one year low of $11.20 and a one year high of $15.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $212.42 million, a PE ratio of 27.35, a PEG ratio of 2.73 and a beta of 0.65.

Consolidated Water (NASDAQ:CWCO) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.01). Consolidated Water had a net margin of 11.46% and a return on equity of 5.40%. The company had revenue of $15.87 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.70 million. sell-side analysts predict that Consolidated Water will post 0.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 31st. Investors of record on Monday, July 2nd were issued a $0.085 dividend. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 29th. Consolidated Water’s payout ratio is presently 69.39%.

Consolidated Water Company Profile

Consolidated Water Co Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops and operates seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Mexico, the United States, and Indonesia. The company operates through four segments: Retail, Bulk, Services, and Manufacturing.

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