How to buy Middlesex Water Company (MSEX) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Middlesex Water Company shares.

Middlesex Water Company (MSEX) is a publicly traded 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.

How to buy shares in Middlesex Water Company

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: MSEX in this case.
  5. Research Middlesex Water Company shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Middlesex Water Company shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x Middlesex Water Company shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £3.56
£715.30 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.06
£723.80 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.20
£714.94 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.12
£718.86 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.07
£730.81 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.71
£712.45 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £18.67
£730.41 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.56
£715.30 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.40
£730.14 total
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Middlesex Water Company share price (NASDAQ:MSEX)

Use our graph to track the performance of MSEX stocks over time.

Middlesex Water Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $84.15

1 week (2022-08-12) -10.40%
1 month (2022-07-15) -5.57%
3 months (2022-05-19) -5.50%
6 months (2022-02-18) -13.10%
1 year (2021-08-19) -20.81%
2 years (2020-08-19) 28.49%
3 years (2019-08-19) 38.06%
5 years (2017-08-18) 122.38%

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

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Is Middlesex Water Company under- or over-valued?

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

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 42x. In other words, Middlesex Water Company shares trade at around 42x 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.

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. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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.

EBITDA

Middlesex Water Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $65.7 million (£0.0 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 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%
Volume82,806
Information last updated 2022-08-14.
52-week range$75.5336 - $120.2843
50-day moving average$87.995
200-day moving average$97.4935
Wall St. target price$97.5
PE ratio41.9286
Dividend yield$1.143 (1.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.24

Do Middlesex Water Company shares pay dividends?

1.2%

Dividend yield: 1.24% of stock value

1.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.24% of stock value

51.8%

Dividend payout ratio: 51.79% of net profits

Middlesex Water Company has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.24% of its share value annually.

Middlesex Water Company has paid out, on average, around 51.79% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.24% 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 31 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

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: 0.55)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 0.5514. This would suggest that Middlesex Water Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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