Published Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:23:46 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
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Clean water is one of the essential elements needed for a prosperous community. A city or town simply can't operate very well without it.
This makes water utilities (like their electric and natural gas utility brethren) some of the steadier growers in the market.
This stable and steady growth is an attractive trait for income investors, and the companies in the sector have rewarded those investors with some of the longer dividend growth streaks in the market.
Ticker Company # Years Div. Inc. S&P Credit Rating Debt / Cap Market Cap (B$) 52WK HIGH 52WK LOW % Below 52-week High Share Price 6/13/18 (AWR) American States Water Co 63 A+ 35% $2.0 $60.00 $46.62 -7.8% $55.30 (AWK) American Water Works Company Inc 11 A 49% $14.2 $92.37 $76.04 -14.6% $78.93 (WTR) Aqua America Inc 25 n/a 48% $5.8 $39.55 $32.30 -16.2% $33.14 (ARTNA) Artesian Resources Corporation 20 n/a 40% $0.3 $43.22 $32.00 -13.7% $37.31 (CTWS) Connecticut Water Service Inc 48 A 44% $0.8 $69.72 $48.86 -7.4% $64.59 (CWT) California Water Service Group 51 n/a 34% $1.8 $46.15 $35.25 -16.0% $38.75 (MSEX) Middlesex Water Company 43 A 34% $0.7 $46.74 $33.96 -8.7% $42.66 (SJW) SJW Group 51 n/a 46% $1.4 $69.29 $47.56 -4.5% $66.19 (YORW) York Water Co 21 A- 43% $0.4 $39.86 $27.45 -22.2% $31.00
Eight of the nine companies on the list have raised dividends for at least twenty consecutive years. The only one that hasn't, American Water Works Company, has raised its... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|CONNECTICUT WATER SERVICE||70.30||39.9||1.76||1.31||1.87|
|AMERICAN WATER WORKS||121.76||37.8||3.22||2.00||1.66|
|CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP||54.31||44.2||1.23||0.79||1.49|
|AMERICAN STATES WATER||90.79||44.1||2.06||1.22||1.37|
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