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How to buy Middlesex Water Company (MSEX) stocks

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Middlesex Water Company (MSEX) is a leading utilities-regulated water business based in the US. It opened the day at $83.21 after a previous close of $82.83. During the day the price has varied from a low of $83.21 to a high of $84.34. The latest price was $84.15 (25 minute delay). Middlesex Water Company is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 347 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Middlesex Water Company stock price (NASDAQ:MSEX)

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Middlesex Water Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$83.21
High$84.34
Low$83.21
Close$84.15
Previous close$82.83
Change $1.32
Change % 1.5936%
Volume 82,806
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range$75.53 - $120.28
50-day moving average $90.60
200-day moving average $95.29
Wall St. target price$97.50
PE ratio 37.5848
Dividend yield $1.143 (1.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.24

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Is it a good time to buy Middlesex Water Company stock?

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Middlesex Water Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $84.15 from 2022-09-28

1 week (2022-09-18) N/A
1 month (2022-08-25) N/A
3 months (2022-06-29) -2.64%
6 months (2022-03-28) -18.07%
1 year (2021-09-29) -18.84%
2 years (2020-09-29) 34.68%
3 years (2019-09-27) 29.32%
5 years (2017-09-29) 114.29%

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 38x. In other words, Middlesex Water Company shares trade at around 38x 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 $65.7 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 $149.8 million
Operating margin TTM 25.66%
Gross profit TTM $69.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.34%
Return on equity TTM 10.66%
Profit margin 26.49%
Book value $21.90
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Middlesex Water Company share dividends

52%

Dividend payout ratio: 51.79% of net profits

Recently Middlesex Water Company has paid out, on average, around 51.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.38% 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 1.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Middlesex Water Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.143 per share.

Middlesex Water Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Middlesex Water Company's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2022 (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 17 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 $75.5336 up to $120.2843. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MSEX.US volatility(beta: 0.57)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.5681. 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, as well as provides 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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