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Shares of York Water Co Rank the Lowest in Terms of Forward Earnings Yield in the Water Utilities Industry (YORW, AWR, CWT, AWK, SJW)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Water Utilities industry with the lowest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

York Water Co ranks lowest with a forward earnings yield of 2.9%. Following is Amer States Wate with a forward earnings yield of 3.4%. Calif Water Srvc ranks third lowest with a forward earnings yield of 3.5%.

American Water W follows with a forward earnings yield of 3.7%, and Sjw Group rounds out the bottom five with a forward earnings yield of 4.0%.

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Ticker(s): YORW AWR CWT AWK SJW