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The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW) COO Joseph Thomas Hand acquired 132 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 16th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $19.76 per share, with a total value of $2,608.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 8,523 shares in the company, valued at approximately $168,414. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW) traded down 0.15% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $19.69. 25,940 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The York Water Company has a 1-year low of $19.00 and a 1-year high of $22.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $20.44 and a 200-day moving average of $20.31. The company has a market cap of $254.9 million and a P/E ratio of 26.51.

The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $10.57 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.70 million. On average, analysts predict that The York Water Company will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of The York Water Company from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 14th. They now have a $20.20 price target on the stock.

The York Water Company is engaged in the business of impounding, purifying to meet or exceed safe drinking water standards and distribute water.

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