Media coverage about Artesian Resources (NASDAQ:ARTNA) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Artesian Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.1588188625172 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Artesian Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Artesian Resources from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th.

Artesian Resources (NASDAQ:ARTNA) opened at $37.31 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $354.44, a PE ratio of 26.46 and a beta of 0.10. Artesian Resources has a one year low of $29.36 and a one year high of $43.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.71 and a quick ratio of 0.64.

Artesian Resources (NASDAQ:ARTNA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $22.36 million during the quarter. Artesian Resources had a return on equity of 9.18% and a net margin of 15.96%. analysts expect that Artesian Resources will post 1.42 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Artesian Resources news, insider Dian C. Taylor sold 8,798 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.36, for a total value of $372,683.28. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Kenneth R. Biederman sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.05, for a total value of $78,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,875 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $854,218.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 17,548 shares of company stock valued at $734,283. 20.59% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Artesian Resources Company Profile

Artesian Resources Corporation is a holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries offer water, wastewater and other services on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Company distributes and sells water, including water for public and private fire protection, to residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and utility customers in the states of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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