NYSE:CWT - California Water Service Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $50.92 +0.17 (+0.33 %) (As of 05/24/2019 10:52 AM ET)Previous Close$50.75Today's Range$50.6299 - $51.0252-Week Range$38.45 - $55.05Volume12,153 shsAverage Volume217,915 shsMarket Capitalization$2.45 billionP/E Ratio37.44Dividend Yield1.55%Beta0.35 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 4,800 water and wastewater customer connections on the islands of Maui and Hawaii; approximately 17,600 customer connections in the Tacoma and Olympia areas in Washington; and approximately 8,200 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. Receive CWT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CWT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Water supply Sub-IndustryWater Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:CWT Previous Symbol CUSIP13078810 CIK1035201 Webhttp://www.calwatergroup.com/ Phone408-367-8200Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.00 Current Ratio0.50 Quick Ratio0.49Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio37.44 Forward P/E Ratio36.63 P/E Growth3.64 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$698.20 million Price / Sales3.51 Cash Flow$3.1865 per share Price / Cash Flow15.98 Book Value$14.84 per share Price / Book3.43Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.36 Net Income$65.58 million Net Margins8.05% Return on Equity7.76% Return on Assets1.93%Miscellaneous Employees1,184 Outstanding Shares48,134,000Market Cap$2.45 billion Next Earnings Date7/25/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) Frequently Asked Questions 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." 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 Thursday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.1975 per share on Friday, May 17th. This represents a $0.79 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 3rd. View California Water Service Group's Dividend History. How were California Water Service Group's earnings last quarter? California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The utilities provider reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.21. The utilities provider earned $126.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $138.86 million. California Water Service Group had a return on equity of 7.76% and a net margin of 8.05%. California Water Service Group's revenue for the quarter was down 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.05) earnings per share. View California Water Service Group's Earnings History. When is California Water Service Group's next earnings date? California Water Service Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for California Water Service Group. What price target have analysts set for CWT? 3 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for California Water Service Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate California Water Service Group's share price to reach $47.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for California Water Service Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for California Water Service Group? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for California Water Service Group in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for California Water Service Group. Has California Water Service Group been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about CWT stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. California Water Service Group earned a coverage optimism score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of California Water Service Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to California Water Service Group include Aqua America (WTR), Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP (SBS), American States Water (AWR), SJW Group (SJW), Middlesex Water (MSEX), Connecticut Water Service (CTWS), AquaVenture (WAAS), York Water (YORW), Artesian Resources (ARTNA), Cadiz (CDZI), Pure Cycle (PCYO), Global Water Resources (GWRS) and Consolidated Water (CWCO). 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 NCI (NCIT), Ford Motor (F), Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Dive Eq (EXG), Nuveen Enhanced Municipal Crdt Opptys Fd (NZF), SJW Group (SJW), American States Water (AWR), Alibaba Group (BABA), General Electric (GE), VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN (UGAZ) and B&G Foods (BGS). Who are California Water Service Group's key executives? California Water Service Group's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Martin A. Kropelnicki, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)Mr. Thomas F. Smegal III, VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 52)Ms. Lynne P. McGhee, VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 54)Mr. Paul G. Townsley, VP of Corp. Devel. & Chief Regulatory Matters Officer (Age 62)Mr. Robert J. Kuta, VP of Engineering and Chief Water Quality & Environmental Compliance Officer (Age 54) Who are California Water Service Group's major shareholders? California Water Service Group's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (15.41%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.34%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (3.16%), Northern Trust Corp (1.66%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.17%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.90%). Company insiders that own California Water Service Group stock include David B Healey, Elissa Y Ouyang, George A Vera, Lester A Snow and Lynne P Mcghee. View Institutional Ownership Trends for California Water Service Group. Which major investors are selling California Water Service Group stock? CWT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pictet Asset Management Ltd., GHP Investment Advisors Inc., BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Advisor Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc. and Financial Counselors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold California Water Service Group company stock in the last year include David B Healey, Elissa Y Ouyang and Lester A Snow. View Insider Buying and Selling for California Water Service Group. Which major investors are buying California Water Service Group stock? CWT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, First Trust Advisors LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Raymond James & Associates and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for California Water Service Group. 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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, 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 $50.90. How big of a company is California Water Service Group? California Water Service Group has a market capitalization of $2.45 billion and generates $698.20 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $65.58 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.36 on an earnings per share basis. California Water Service Group employs 1,184 workers across the globe. What is California Water Service Group's official website? The official website for California Water Service Group is http://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] MarketBeat Community Rating for California Water Service Group (NYSE CWT)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 207 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 330 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 537MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about California Water Service Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CWT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CWT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 5/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why is momentum important to successful trading? Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.