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South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) Director Frank L. Sims bought 4,436 shares of South Jersey Industries stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 26th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $57.34 per share, for a total transaction of $254,360.24. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 22,664 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,299,554. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) traded down 0.21% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $57.72. The stock had a trading volume of 112,344 shares. South Jersey Industries has a 52-week low of $51.77 and a 52-week high of $61.18. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $56.36 and its 200-day moving average is $56.47. The company has a market cap of $1.900 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.77.

South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.11. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.31 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that South Jersey Industries will post $3.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

South Jersey Industries, Inc (NYSE:SJI) is an energy services holding company.

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