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Relatively High PEG Ratio Detected in Shares of American States Water in the Water Utilities Industry (AWR, YORW, AWK, CWT, CWCO)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Water Utilities industry with the highest price to earnings to growth (PEG) ratios. PEG is valuable in assessing the tradeoff between the price of a stock and expected growth. Generally, the lower the PEG, the better.

American States Water ranks highest with a a PEG ratio of 6.73. Following is York Water with a a PEG ratio of 4.89. American Water Works ranks third highest with a a PEG ratio of 4.78.

California Water Service follows with a a PEG ratio of 4.48, and Consolidated Water rounds out the top five with a a PEG ratio of 3.66.

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