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NYSE:CWT

California Water Service Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

$55.43
+1.09 (+2.01 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$53.57
Now: $55.43
$56.13
50-Day Range
$49.46
MA: $53.66
$56.95
52-Week Range
$39.74
Now: $55.43
$57.36
Volume241,655 shs
Average Volume221,980 shs
Market Capitalization$2.76 billion
P/E Ratio29.64
Dividend Yield1.56%
Beta0.08
California Water Service Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility and other related services in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. It is involved in the production, purchase, storage, treatment, testing, distribution, and sale of water for domestic, industrial, public, and irrigation uses, as well as for fire protection. The company offers its services to approximately 486,900 customer connections in 100 California communities; approximately 5,000 water and wastewater customer connections on the islands of Maui and Hawaii; approximately 17,700 customer connections in the Tacoma and Olympia areas in Washington; and approximately 8,300 water and wastewater customer connections in the Belen, Los Lunas, Indian Hills, and Elephant Butte areas in New Mexico. It also engages in the provision of non-regulated water-related services, including operating municipally owned water systems, privately owned water, and recycled water distribution systems; providing water system operation, meter reading, and billing services to private companies and municipalities; leasing communication antenna sites on its properties to telecommunication companies; billing optional third-party insurance programs to its residential customers; and providing lab services. California Water Service Group was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

1.56 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

75th out of 273 stocks

Water Supply Industry

7th out of 15 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Water supply
Sub-IndustryWater Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP13078810
Phone408-367-8200
Employees1,207
Year FoundedN/A

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$714.56 million
Cash Flow$3.28 per share
Book Value$16.20 per share

Profitability

Net Income$63.12 million

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$2.76 billion
Next Earnings Date2/25/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$55.43
+1.09 (+2.01 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has California Water Service Group's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

California Water Service Group's stock was trading at $48.41 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, CWT shares have increased by 14.5% and is now trading at $55.43.
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Is California Water Service Group a buy right now?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for California Water Service Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" California Water Service Group stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CWT, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than California Water Service Group?

Wall Street analysts have given California Water Service Group a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but California Water Service Group wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Martin Kropelnicki's approval rating as California Water Service Group's CEO?

14 employees have rated California Water Service Group CEO Martin Kropelnicki on Glassdoor.com. Martin Kropelnicki has an approval rating of 100% among California Water Service Group's employees. This puts Martin Kropelnicki in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is California Water Service Group's next earnings date?

California Water Service Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 25th 2021.
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How were California Water Service Group's earnings last quarter?

California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 11th. The utilities provider reported $1.94 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.11 by $0.83. The utilities provider earned $304.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $286.61 million. California Water Service Group had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.56% and a net margin of 11.85%. California Water Service Group's revenue for the quarter was up 30.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.88 earnings per share.
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How often does California Water Service Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for California Water Service Group?

California Water Service Group announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.213 per share on Friday, November 20th. This represents a $0.85 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 6th.
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Is California Water Service Group a good dividend stock?

California Water Service Group pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.56%. The dividend payout ratio of California Water Service Group is 64.89%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, California Water Service Group will have a dividend payout ratio of 50.00% next year. This indicates that California Water Service Group will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for CWT?

4 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for California Water Service Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate California Water Service Group's stock price to reach $52.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.0%.
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Who are some of California Water Service Group's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of California Water Service Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other California Water Service Group investors own include (NCIT) (NCIT), Ford Motor (F), SJW Group (SJW), American States Water (AWR), Alibaba Group (BABA), Pfizer (PFE), Consolidated Edison (ED), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), General Electric (GE) and McDonald's (MCD).

Who are California Water Service Group's key executives?

California Water Service Group's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Martin A. Kropelnicki, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 54, Pay $2.38M)
  • Mr. Thomas F. Smegal III, VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 54, Pay $694.65k)
  • Ms. Lynne P. McGhee, VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 56, Pay $478.5k)
  • Mr. Paul G. Townsley, VP of Corp. Devel. & Chief Regulatory Matters Officer (Age 64, Pay $608.27k)
  • Mr. Robert J. Kuta, VP of Engineering and Chief Water Quality & Environmental Compliance Officer (Age 56, Pay $535.44k)
  • Mr. Michael S. Mares Jr., VP of Operations
  • Mr. David B. Healey, VP, Corp. Controller & Assistant Treasurer (Age 65)
  • Mr. Ronald D. Webb, VP of HR (Age 64)
  • Mr. Michael B. Luu, VP of Information Technology & Chief Risk Officer (Age 41)
  • Ms. Shannon C. Dean, VP of Customer Service & Chief Citizenship Officer (Age 53)

What is California Water Service Group's stock symbol?

California Water Service Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CWT."

Who are California Water Service Group's major shareholders?

California Water Service Group's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd (0.09%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%), Nia Impact Advisors LLC (0.07%), Strs Ohio (0.03%), Exchange Traded Concepts LLC (0.01%) and Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV (0.01%). Company insiders that own California Water Service Group stock include David B Healey, Elissa Y Ouyang, Lester A Snow, Michael B Luu, Peter C Nelson, Richard P Magnuson and Robert J Kuta.
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Which institutional investors are selling California Water Service Group stock?

CWT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, and ELM Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold California Water Service Group company stock in the last year include David B Healey, and Robert J Kuta.
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Which institutional investors are buying California Water Service Group stock?

CWT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nia Impact Advisors LLC, Strs Ohio, BTR Capital Management Inc., Stewart & Patten Co. LLC, Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, and Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV.
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How do I buy shares of California Water Service Group?

Shares of CWT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is California Water Service Group's stock price today?

One share of CWT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.43.

How big of a company is California Water Service Group?

California Water Service Group has a market capitalization of $2.76 billion and generates $714.56 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $63.12 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.31 on an earnings per share basis. California Water Service Group employs 1,207 workers across the globe.

What is California Water Service Group's official website?

The official website for California Water Service Group is www.calwatergroup.com.

How can I contact California Water Service Group?

California Water Service Group's mailing address is 1720 NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE CA, 95112. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 408-367-8200 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 1/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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