News stories about SJW Corporation (NYSE:SJW) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SJW Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.8248682584175 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

SJW Corporation (NYSE:SJW) traded up 1.34% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $59.60. 42,495 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.19 and a beta of 0.15. SJW Corporation has a 52 week low of $42.01 and a 52 week high of $59.98. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $55.90 and its 200 day moving average price is $51.48.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on SJW shares. Janney Montgomery Scott raised SJW Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub cut SJW Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut SJW Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th.

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In other news, insider Palle Jensen sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.14, for a total value of $165,420.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 21.10% of the company’s stock.

SJW Corporation Company Profile

SJW Group, formerly SJW Corp., is a holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries include San Jose Water Company, SJWTX, Inc, SJW Land Company and Texas Water Alliance Limited (TWA). SJWTX, Inc is doing business as Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC). It operates through the segments, which include Water Utility Services, Real Estate Services and All Other.

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