Media coverage about Consolidated Water (NASDAQ:CWCO) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Consolidated Water earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.0366753312629 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on CWCO shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Consolidated Water from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. ValuEngine raised Consolidated Water from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $17.00 target price on Consolidated Water and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 23rd.
Shares of CWCO stock traded down $0.15 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $13.55. The stock had a trading volume of 32,538 shares, compared to its average volume of 54,602. Consolidated Water has a one year low of $11.05 and a one year high of $15.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $202.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.07 and a beta of 0.62.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a $0.085 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.51%. Consolidated Water’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 69.39%.
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About Consolidated Water
Consolidated Water Co Ltd. develops and operates seawater desalination plants (that utilize reverse osmosis technology) and water distribution systems in areas where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce or non-existent. The Company operates in three segments: retail water operations, bulk water operations and services operations.
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