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How to buy Middlesex Water Company stock

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Middlesex Water Company is an utilities-regulated water business based in the US. Middlesex Water Company shares (MSEX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Middlesex Water Company employs 348 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Middlesex Water Company share price

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Middlesex Water Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$57.75 - $85.63
50-day moving average $78.54
200-day moving average $73.38
Wall St. target price$77.33
PE ratio 38.557
Dividend yield $1.041 (1.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.18

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Is Middlesex Water Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Middlesex Water Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Middlesex Water Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Middlesex Water Company's P/E ratio

Middlesex Water Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Middlesex Water Company shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Middlesex Water Company's PEG ratio

Middlesex Water Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.95. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Middlesex Water Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Middlesex Water Company's EBITDA

Middlesex Water Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $58.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Middlesex Water Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Middlesex Water Company financials

Revenue TTM $141.6 million
Operating margin TTM 26.63%
Gross profit TTM $70.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.5%
Return on equity TTM 11.4%
Profit margin 27.14%
Book value $19.81
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Middlesex Water Company shares

There are currently 256,760 Middlesex Water Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Middlesex Water Company's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% down from 258,932 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Middlesex Water Company shares can be evaluated.

Middlesex Water Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Middlesex Water Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Middlesex Water Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Middlesex Water Company shares traded daily (recently around 111634.7826087). Middlesex Water Company's SIR currently stands at 2.3. In other words for every 100,000 Middlesex Water Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2300 shares are currently held short.

However Middlesex Water Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Middlesex Water Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Middlesex Water Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Middlesex Water Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Middlesex Water Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0169% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Middlesex Water Company shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Middlesex Water Company.

Find out more about how you can short Middlesex Water Company stock.

Middlesex Water Company share dividends

49%

Dividend payout ratio: 48.51% of net profits

Recently Middlesex Water Company has paid out, on average, around 48.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Middlesex Water Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Middlesex Water Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.041 per share.

While Middlesex Water Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Middlesex Water Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Middlesex Water Company's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Middlesex Water Company's shares ever split?

Middlesex Water Company's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 16 November 2003. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Middlesex Water Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Middlesex Water Company shares which in turn could have impacted Middlesex Water Company's share price.

Middlesex Water Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Middlesex Water Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $57.7537 up to $85.6268. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Middlesex Water Company's is 0.2427. This would suggest that Middlesex Water Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Middlesex Water Company overview

Middlesex Water Company owns and operates regulated water utility and wastewater systems. It operates in two segments, Regulated and Non-Regulated. The Regulated segment collects, treats, and distributes water on a retail and wholesale basis to residential, commercial, industrial, and fire protection customers in parts of New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. This segment also includes regulated wastewater systems in New Jersey and Delaware. The Non-Regulated segment provides non-regulated contract services for the operation and maintenance of municipal and private water and wastewater systems in New Jersey and Delaware. The company was incorporated in 1896 and is headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey. .

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