4. Connecticut Water Service ( CTWS), operating through its subsidiary Connecticut Water Company, supplies water to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in Connecticut.
Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the company to report earnings of 18 cents per share for 2010 fourth quarter, as opposed to earnings of 12 cents reported in the year-ago period. For the full year, analysts expect the company to report earnings per share of $1.20 for 2010, $1.20 for 2011, compared to earnings of $1.19 per share for 2009. Of the two analysts covering the stock, one recommends buying and one suggests holding. On average, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain 20% over the next 12 months. The stock has a dividend yield of 3.8%.