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Stock Risk Measures for California Water Service Grp

A quantitative factor review as of December 31, 2020.
  1. Company Info - Description, identity and sector data.
  2. Share Data - Stock earnings and key dates.
  3. Market Risk - Beta, size, liquidity and momentum measures.
  4. Financial Risk - Earnings and dividends.
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Updated: January 03, 2021
See how we arrive at an overall risk score of 54 for CWT below.

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CWT Risk Report


Our quantitative data points are meant to provide a high-level understanding of factors in equity risk models for California Water Service Grp. Portfolio managers use these models to forecast risk, optimize portfolios and review performance.

We show how CWT stock compares to 2,000+ US-based stocks, and to peers in the Utilities sector and Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry.

Please do not consider this data as investment advice. Data is downloaded from sources we deem reliable, but errors may occur.

Company Info

Business Description

Company logo California Water Service Group is an American public utility company providing drinking water and wastewater services. It is the third-largest investor-owned publicly-traded water utility in the United States, serving roughly two million people through its subsidiary companies in California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington. CWSG was formed in 1997 as a new holding company for California Water Service to expand into other states regulated by their own public utilities commissions, and into other non-regulated businesses. In 1998, California Water Service Group's original subsidiary California Water Service made a major expansion into Southern California with the purchase of Dominguez Services Corp. for $53 million, incorporating its subsidiaries Antelope Valley Water Co. and Kern River Valley Water Co. into Cal Water's service districts.


Sector and Industry

Share Data


Earnings and Dividends

Market Risk Measures

Many of the following risk metrics are standardized and transformed into quantitative factors in institutional-level risk models.

Rankings below represent percentiles from 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating of risk.

Systematic Risk

Stocks with higher beta exhibit higher sensitivity to the ups and downs in the market. (↑↑)

Company Size

Stocks with higher market capitalization often have lower risk. (↑↓)

Trading Liquidity

Higher average daily dollar volume over the past 30 days implies lower liquidity risk. (↑↓)

Price Momentum

Higher price momentum stocks, aka recent winners, equate to lower risk for many investors. (↑↓)

Financial Risk Measures

Style risk factors often include measures of profitability and payout levels.

Earnings Yield

Companies with higher earnings generally provide lower risk. (↑↓)

Dividend Yield

Companies with higher dividend yields, if sustaintable, are perceived to have lower risk. (↑↓)

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