Headlines about SJW (NYSE:SJW) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SJW earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5849990620816 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of SJW (NYSE SJW) opened at $64.12 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,324.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.12 and a beta of 0.17. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. SJW has a 52-week low of $45.39 and a 52-week high of $69.29.

SJW (NYSE:SJW) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The utilities provider reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $124.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $107.00 million. SJW had a return on equity of 11.81% and a net margin of 14.83%. research analysts anticipate that SJW will post 2.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th were given a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 28th. SJW’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.34%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered SJW from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th.

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About SJW

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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