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Shares of Purecycle Rank the Lowest in Terms of Return on Equity in the Water Utilities Industry (PCYO, CWCO, SJW, CWT, AWK)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Water Utilities industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Purecycle ranks lowest with a ROE of -28.9%. Following is Consolidated Water with a ROE of 4.8%. SJW ranks third lowest with a ROE of 7.5%.

California Water Service follows with a ROE of 7.6%, and American Water Works rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 9.3%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of American Water Works on December 17th, 2015 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $59.20. Since that recommendation, shares of American Water Works have risen 26.2%. We continue to monitor American Water Works for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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