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Consolidated Water has the Lowest P/E Ratio in the Water Utilities Industry (CWCO, SJW, CTWS, WTR, MSEX)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Water Utilities industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Consolidated Water ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 16.00. Following is SJW with a a P/E ratio of 21.35. Connecticut Water Service ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 24.09.

Aqua America follows with a a P/E ratio of 24.34, and Middlesex Water rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 24.88.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Consolidated Water on June 15th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $12.62. Since that call, shares of Consolidated Water have fallen 16.0%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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