SJW Group (SJW) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.46

Media stories about SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) have been trending positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SJW Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.2520093778614 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of SJW Group (SJW) opened at $52.85 on Thursday. SJW Group has a 52-week low of $45.39 and a 52-week high of $69.29. The stock has a market cap of $1,100.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.65 and a beta of 0.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be given a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. This is a positive change from SJW Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. SJW Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 41.64%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SJW Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st.

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About SJW Group

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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