The York Water (YORW) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about The York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The York Water earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.6911866474341 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

The York Water (YORW) traded down 2.38% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $32.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,107 shares. The York Water has a 52 week low of $27.68 and a 52 week high of $39.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $420.74 million, a PE ratio of 35.22 and a beta of 0.57. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $34.85 and a 200 day moving average of $35.07.

The York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $12.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.21 million. The York Water had a return on equity of 10.52% and a net margin of 25.05%. The York Water’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.23 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that The York Water will post $0.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms recently commented on YORW. BidaskClub lowered The York Water from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered The York Water from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th.

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About The York Water

The York Water Company is an investor-owned water utility in the United States. The primary business of the Company is to impound, purify to meet or exceed safe drinking water standards and distribute water. As of December 31, 2016, it also owned and operated three wastewater collection systems and two wastewater treatment systems.

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