Press coverage about Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Global Water Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.2544978460747 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Global Water Resources from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 28th.

Global Water Resources (GWRS) traded up $0.09 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $9.28. The stock had a trading volume of 16,107 shares, compared to its average volume of 22,600. The company has a market cap of $176.49, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.28 and a beta of 0.14. Global Water Resources has a 1-year low of $8.40 and a 1-year high of $10.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.55, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 1.21.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a $0.0236 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. Global Water Resources’s payout ratio is 127.28%.

In related news, Director William S. Levine acquired 2,826,615 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $9.29 per share, with a total value of $26,259,253.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 49.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Global Water Resources

Global Water Resources, Inc is a water resource management company. The Company owns, operates and manages water, wastewater and recycled water utilities in strategically located communities, principally in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. The Company focuses on the issues of water supply and scarcity, and applies principles of water conservation through water reclamation and reuse.

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