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Relatively High Future Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of Consolidated Water in the Water Utilities Industry (CWCO, CWT, SJW, WTR, AWK)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Water Utilities industry with the highest 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.

Consolidated Water ranks highest with a future earnings growth of 21.8%. Following is California Water Service with a future earnings growth of 20.9%. SJW ranks third highest with a future earnings growth of 8.1%.

Aqua America follows with a future earnings growth of 7.8%, and American Water Works rounds out the top five with a future earnings growth of 7.7%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of American Water Works on July 21st, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $80.92. Since that call, shares of American Water Works have fallen 8.6%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): CWCO CWT SJW WTR AWK