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The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW) COO Joseph Thomas Hand bought 50 shares of The York Water Company stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.99 per share, with a total value of $999.50. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief operating officer now directly owns 8,523 shares in the company, valued at approximately $170,375. 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 up 0.23% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $19.736. 5,965 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 $255.5 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.47.

The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ 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. Analysts expect that The York Water Company will post $0.87 EPS 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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