Steven Gerard an Insider in CBIZ, Inc. (CBZ) Unloaded 1,000 Shares; California Water Service Group (CWT) Has 1.12 Sentiment

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Sentiment for California Water Service Group (CWT)

California Water Service Group (CWT) investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.03, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 75 funds started new or increased positions, while 67 decreased and sold their positions in California Water Service Group. The funds in our database reported: 32.84 million shares, up from 32.77 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding California Water Service Group in top ten positions decreased from 1 to 0 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 13 Reduced: 54 Increased: 45 New Position: 30.

California Water Service Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility and other related services in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. The company has market cap of $1.91 billion. The firm engages in the production, purchase, storage, treatment, testing, distribution, and sale of water for domestic, industrial, public, and irrigation uses, as well as for fire protection. It has a 28.34 P/E ratio. It offers its services to approximately 482,400 clients in 100 California communities; approximately 4,400 water and wastewater clients on the islands of Maui and Hawaii; approximately 16,700 clients in the Tacoma and Olympia areas in Washington; and approximately 8,000 water and wastewater clients in the Belen, Los Lunas, and Elephant Butte areas in New Mexico.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 5 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $82,725 activity.

Water Asset Management Llc holds 2.43% of its portfolio in California Water Service Group for 111,378 shares. Impax Asset Management Ltd owns 1.74 million shares or 2.18% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc has 0.74% invested in the company for 86,988 shares. The Tennessee-based Aldebaran Financial Inc. has invested 0.67% in the stock. American Investment Services Inc., a Massachusetts-based fund reported 33,874 shares.

The stock increased 2.32% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $39.65. About 381,554 shares traded. California Water Service Group (CWT) has risen 6.05% since May 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.50% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of California Water’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating California Water, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $31.0 while the high is $33.0. The stock’s average target of $32 is -19.29% below today’s ($39.65) share price. CWT was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 6, 2016. As per Friday, February 24, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. As per Friday, October 14, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Tuesday, September 6. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 18 by Macquarie Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.32, from 1.82 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 9 investors sold CBIZ, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 46.09 million shares or 0.07% more from 46.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sei Invs reported 178 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Federated Pa reported 0% in CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ). Private Advisor Grp Llc has invested 0.09% in CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ). Ameritas Ptnrs owns 4,490 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Highbridge Cap Mngmt Limited Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ). Ativo Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.39% in CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ). Utd Ser Automobile Association reported 128,342 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0% in CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ). First Quadrant Lp Ca reported 33,541 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Shell Asset stated it has 127,439 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Bowling Port Llc accumulated 0.21% or 100,371 shares. Bridgeway Capital Mgmt has 0.06% invested in CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ). Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher owns 332,106 shares or 0.27% of their US portfolio. New York-based Jpmorgan Chase & has invested 0% in CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ). First Manhattan Com accumulated 2.33M shares or 0.2% of the stock.

In a legally required form submitted to the (SEC), we discovered that the director of Cbiz Inc Steven Gerard, an insider in bear’s eye, made an open market transaction for 1,000 shares of the Pinksheet-listed Cbiz Inc, having a value near $18,959 U.S. Dollars using an average market stock price per share of $19.0 U.S. Dollars. Presently, Steven Gerard has ownership of 328,675 shares or around 0.60% of the company’s market capitalization (total value of the shares outstanding).

CBIZ, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides professional business services, products, and solutions in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.04 billion. It offers its services through three practice groups: Financial Services, Benefits and Insurance Services, and National Practices. It has a 20.76 P/E ratio. The Financial Services practice group provides accounting and tax, government health care consulting, financial advisory, valuation, litigation support, risk and advisory, real estate consulting, and internal audit outsourcing services.

Among 2 analysts covering CBIZ (NYSE:CBZ), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. CBIZ has $11 highest and $9.50 lowest target. $9.50’s average target is -49.60% below currents $18.85 stock price. CBIZ had 6 analyst reports since October 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. First Analysis downgraded it to “Underweight” rating and $9.50 target in Thursday, October 29 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, October 13 by Sidoti. As per Thursday, January 21, the company rating was upgraded by Sidoti. The rating was downgraded by First Analysis on Wednesday, October 7 to “Equal-Weight”. The stock of CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ) earned “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, July 19. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, March 15 by First Analysis.

The stock increased 1.34% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $18.85. About 385,551 shares traded or 104.28% up from the average. CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ) has risen 33.46% since May 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.91% the S&P500.

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