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How to buy Middlesex Water Company stock (MSEX)

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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 355 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $168.6 million.

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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 2024-07-07.
Latest market close$59.41
52-week range$45.17 - $82.65
50-day moving average $53.29
200-day moving average $58.11
Wall St. target price$62.50
PE ratio 26.7129
Dividend yield $1.275 (2.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.02

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 $59.41 from 2024-07-12

1 week (2024-07-05) 10.10%
1 month (2024-06-14) 15.92%
3 months (2024-04-12) 26.22%
6 months (2024-01-12) -3.48%
1 year (2023-07-14) -26.55%
2 years (2022-07-14) -32.29%
3 years (2021-07-14) 90.4659
5 years (2019-07-12) 2.96%

Is Middlesex Water Company stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 27x. In other words, Middlesex Water Company shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

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 $73 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 $168.6 million
Operating margin TTM 27.47%
Gross profit TTM $83.3 million
Return on assets TTM 2.39%
Return on equity TTM 8.7%
Profit margin 21.55%
Book value $24.01
Market Capitalization $962 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Middlesex Water Company share dividends

64%

Dividend payout ratio: 63.74% of net profits

Recently Middlesex Water Company has paid out, on average, around 63.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.41% 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 2.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Middlesex Water Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.275 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 2 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 May 2024 (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 $45.165 up to $82.645. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MSEX.US volatility(beta: 0.79)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 0.791. 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 Regulated and Non-Regulated segments. 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. Middlesex Water Company was incorporated in 1896 and is headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Middlesex Water Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.663% of Middlesex Water Company shares are held by insiders and 75.535% by institutions.
How many people work for Middlesex Water Company?
Latest data suggests 355 work at Middlesex Water Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Middlesex Water Company?
Middlesex Water Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Middlesex Water Company based?
Middlesex Water Company's address is: 485C Route 1 South, Iselin, NJ, United States, 08830
What is Middlesex Water Company's ISIN number?
Middlesex Water Company's international securities identification number is: US5966801087
What is Middlesex Water Company's CUSIP number?
Middlesex Water Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 596680108

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