The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Middlesex Water Company. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 3.60 % over the last twelve months. The higher the EPS growth rate, the higher the value that is added to shareholders and a good reflection on the performance of the management at Middlesex Water Company.



Middlesex Water Company trades as part of the utilities sector and regulated utilities industry. The company CEO is Dennis W. Doll. Middlesex Water Co is a water utility based in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is engaged the business of collecting, treating, distributing and selling water for domestic, commercial, municipal, industrial and fire protection purposes.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The MSEX shares had a previous change of 3.54% which opened at 53.34 and closed at 54.70. It moved to an intraday high of 55.01 and a low of 52.34.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, MSEX shares returned 5.50% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.79%. Over three months, it changed 17.73%. In one year it has changed 42.60% and within that year its 52-week high was 60.31 and its 52-week low was 33.96. MSEX stock is 61.07% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 44.89 and a 50 day moving average of 50.58. Right now, MSEX stock is trading 21.84% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $897.0m with 16.4m shares outstanding and a float of 16.0m shares. Trading volume was 96,254 shares and has experienced an average volume of 73,111 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Middlesex Water Company was 1.38 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 39.64. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.65.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.74
06-30-2018:  0.52
03-31-2018:  0.27
12-31-2017:  0.32



The dividend per share is currently 0.96, which is a dividend yield of 1.76%.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 79.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 0.43

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 13.12%, return on assets is 4.39%, profit margin is 24.29%, price-to-sales is 6.36 and price-to-book is 3.52.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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