Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the company to report earnings of 33 cents per share during 2010 fourth quarter, compared to earnings of 31 cents per share in the year-ago period. The company is likely to report earnings per share of $1.90 for 2010 and $2.16 for 2011.
The stock will likely provide an upside of 14% over the next 12 months with a consensus target price of $41.3, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. On the other hand, Aqua America, American Water Works, and Artesian Resources (ARTNA) are expected to return around -1%, 7% and 9%, respectively.
Of the seven analysts covering the stock, two recommend buying and five suggest holding.