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Relatively High Beta Detected in Shares of York Water Co in the Water Utilities Industry (YORW, MSEX, CWT, ARTNA, WTR)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Water Utilities industry with the highest betas. Higher-beta stocks mean greater volatility and are therefore generally considered to be riskier but also may provide the potential for higher returns.

York Water Co ranks highest with a a beta of 0.9. Following is Middlesex Water with a a beta of 0.9. Calif Water Srvc ranks third highest with a a beta of 0.9.

Artesian Res-A follows with a a beta of 0.8, and Aqua America Inc rounds out the top five with a a beta of 0.8.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Aqua America Inc on December 5th, 2019 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $44.99. Since that recommendation, shares of Aqua America Inc have risen 18.9%. We continue to monitor Aqua America Inc for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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