How Is SJW Group (SJW)’s Price-To-Earnings Ratio?


As of Wednesday close, SJW Group’s (NYSE:SJW) stock was up $1.27, moving up 1.72 percent to $75.01. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 115,120 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.19 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 130,440, while in the previous 50 days, it was 150,962.

Since last month, SJW stock rose 15.58%. Shares of the company fell to $62.21 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $74.98 was reached on 11/23/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $55.74. Since the beginning of this year, SJW’s stock price has risen by 2.47% or $1.81, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has increased by 0.04% since its 52-week high.

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SJW stock investors should be aware that SJW Group (SJW) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 21 days ago on Nov 03. Lynch James Patrick, the Chief Accounting Officer of the company, disposed of 709 shares for $67.27 on Nov 03. It resulted in a $47,694 divestment by the insider. Lynch James Patrick sold 803 shares at an average price of $63.47 on Oct 20. The insider now owns 25,958 shares following the transaction. On Oct 06, Chief Accounting Officer Lynch James Patrick sold 620 shares at $61.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $37,820.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, SJW Group (SJW) has a P/E ratio of about 38.93. The stock’s beta is 0.64. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.75, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.16, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 23.52 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.36 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.36. On Friday January 28 2022, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, SJW Group’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, while its current ratio was 0.50, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.39, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.58. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 86.20% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 19.00%. Based on annual data, SJW earned $111.16 million in gross profit and brought in $573.69 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 4.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 5.60%.

In SJW Group’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.45 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SJW’s revenue rose 13.49% to $149.04 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $175.98 million. While analysts expected SJW Group to report $0.65 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.82 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 26.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $63.63 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of SJW Group were 2.56 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $1.66 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $30.32 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at SJW Group’s (SJW) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 30.64%, the RSI 9-day stood at 70.81% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current SJW Group price is up by +3.01% percent or $2.19. At present, SJW shares trade +14.73% above its 20-day simple moving average and +19.10% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +11.96% above its SMA50 and +12.61% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 89.97% and Stochastic coefficient D was 88.02%, while ATR was 1.89. Given the Stochastic reading of 95.38% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 68.40%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.48, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.15.

Analyst Ratings

SJW Group downgraded its rating on SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on June 02, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.SJW Group (SJW) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, SJW is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate SJW Group stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $76.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $72.00 – $93.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict SJW Group (SJW) will achieve an average price target of $78.60.


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