Analysts See $0.51 EPS for SJW Group (SJW); Shorts at Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ) Raised By 1.92%

Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) had an increase of 1.92% in short interest. QQQ’s SI was 70.17 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 1.92% from 68.85 million shares previously. With 56.46 million avg volume, 1 days are for Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ)’s short sellers to cover QQQ’s short positions. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $171.01. About 47,819 shares traded. Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) has risen 5.88% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.88% the S&P500.

Analysts expect SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) to report $0.51 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 10.87% from last quarter’s $0.46 EPS. SJW’s profit would be $14.48M giving it 29.35 P/E if the $0.51 EPS is correct. After having $1.08 EPS previously, SJW Group’s analysts see -52.78% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $59.88. About 167,917 shares traded. SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) has declined 15.97% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.97% the S&P500. Some Historical SJW News: 25/04/2018 – SJW Group 1Q EPS 6c; 26/04/2018 – CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE: SJW REJECTED PROPOSAL ON APRIL 13; 15/03/2018 – SJW Group and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. to Combine in All-Stk Transaction to Create Leading Water Utility Co; 27/04/2018 – EVERSOURCE ENERGY – FILED PRELIMINARY PROXY TO URGE CONNECTICUT WATER SERVICE SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE “AGAINST” SJW GROUP MERGER PROPOSAL, OTHERS; 15/03/2018 – SJW, Connecticut Water plan merger to create $1.9 bln utility; 27/04/2018 – EVERSOURCE URGES CTWS HOLDERS TO VOTE AGAINST SJW PROPOSAL; 26/04/2018 – SJW GROUP – BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO “MERGER OF EQUALS” WITH CONNECTICUT WATER; 15/03/2018 – CONNECTICUT WATER SERVICE INC – JAMES LYNCH WILL SERVE AS CFO OF NEWLY COMBINED COMPANY; 02/05/2018 – SJW Group: Deeply Disappointed That Cal Water Has Chosen to Undertake This Action; 11/05/2018 – California Water Service Group Responds to SJW Group’s Deceptive Letter to Stockholders

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.01, from 0.94 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 21 investors sold SJW Group shares while 34 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 11.10 million shares or 4.36% less from 11.60 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Los Angeles And Equity, California-based fund reported 14,692 shares. Fmr Lc reported 1,233 shares. Gamco Inc Et Al holds 0.06% or 140,319 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md owns 684,805 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Magellan Asset holds 0% or 14,310 shares in its portfolio. Teton Advsrs Inc owns 89,304 shares for 0.48% of their portfolio. Toronto Dominion Bancorp, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 43 shares. 21,600 are held by Chatham Capital Gru Inc. Gsa Capital Partners Limited Liability Partnership has 15,077 shares. Pnc Services Group holds 69,892 shares. First Manhattan reported 289,200 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Parkside Commercial Bank & Tru has invested 0% of its portfolio in SJW Group (NYSE:SJW). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 0% invested in SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) for 5,766 shares. Water Asset Mngmt Ltd Com reported 85,136 shares. The Wisconsin-based Cortina Asset Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0.13% in SJW Group (NYSE:SJW).

SJW Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility services in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.70 billion. It engages in the production, purchase, storage, purification, distribution, wholesale, and retail sale of water. It has a 26.26 P/E ratio. The firm also provides non-tariffed services, including water system operations, maintenance agreements, and antenna site leases.

Among 3 analysts covering SJW Gr (NYSE:SJW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. SJW Gr had 3 analyst reports since September 10, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Janney Capital upgraded the shares of SJW in report on Monday, September 10 to “Buy” rating.

More notable recent SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Yum! Brands, Interactive Brokers Group, Pure Storage, SJW Group, Health Insurance Innovations, and Agilysys — Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2019 – GlobeNewswire” on January 28, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Merger Arbitrage Mondays – January 28, 2019 – Seeking Alpha” published on January 29, 2019, Businesswire.com published: “Maine Water Company Voluntarily Withdraws its Application for Reorganization in Maine to Align with Regulatory Approach in Connecticut in Connection with Proposed Merger of SJW Group and Connecticut Water – Business Wire” on January 23, 2019. More interesting news about SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “SJW Group lower on pricing equity offering – Seeking Alpha” published on November 29, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “California Water bumps up bid to buy SJW to $70/share – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: August 13, 2018.

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