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Connecticut Water Service is Among the Companies in the Water Utilities Industry With the Lowest Future Earnings Growth (CTWS, MSEX, YORW, AWR, AWK)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Water Utilities industry with the lowest future earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (next fiscal year estimated vs. current fiscal year estimated) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Connecticut Water Service ranks lowest with a future earnings growth of 1.3%. Middlesex Water is next with a future earnings growth of 5.0%. York Water ranks third lowest with a future earnings growth of 7.0%.

American States Water follows with a future earnings growth of 7.2%, and American Water Works rounds out the bottom five with a future earnings growth of 7.7%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Middlesex Water on August 4th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $39.61. Since that call, shares of Middlesex Water have fallen 11.0%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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