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California Water Service Group: After Recent Declines, Investors Should Take Note

Water, Water, Everywhere...

I have found water utilities to be attractive investments over the past several years. I believe that water utilities are able to provide stable, predictable earnings, pay fair and growing dividends to shareholders and provide a margin of safety during periods of market turmoil due to their essential service. For that reason have become a very attractive asset class.

These qualities are of particular interest to investors that are concerned with generating a safe, growing income stream. I also think that water utilities will begin to enter a period of consolidation in the coming years due to their highly fragmented nature, struggling municipalities across the United States and low interest rates which can facilitate borrowing. One of...

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