Media stories about Companhia de Saneamento Basico (NYSE:SBS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Companhia de Saneamento Basico earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.7810333495643 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several research firms recently issued reports on SBS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Companhia de Saneamento Basico from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Companhia de Saneamento Basico from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. HSBC upgraded shares of Companhia de Saneamento Basico from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Companhia de Saneamento Basico from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, UBS Group lowered shares of Companhia de Saneamento Basico from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

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Companhia de Saneamento Basico (NYSE SBS) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $11.42. 1,077,607 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,316,727. The company has a market capitalization of $7,839.86, a P/E ratio of 8.73 and a beta of 1.85. Companhia de Saneamento Basico has a 12-month low of $8.15 and a 12-month high of $11.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 1.10 and a quick ratio of 1.07.

Companhia de Saneamento Basico (NYSE:SBS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.16. Companhia de Saneamento Basico had a net margin of 19.70% and a return on equity of 17.82%. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. sell-side analysts expect that Companhia de Saneamento Basico will post 1.12 earnings per share for the current year.

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Companhia de Saneamento Basico Company Profile

Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo-SABESP is a water and sewage service provider. The Company provides water and sewage services to a range of residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers in over 360 municipalities in the state of Sao Paulo, including the city of Sao Paulo.

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