Why South Jersey Industries Is Poised to Outperform
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural gas utility South Jersey Industries has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at South Jersey and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
South Jersey facts
Folsom, N.J. (1910)
Chairman/CEO Edward Graham
CFO David Kindlick
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$4.2 million / $943.2 million
New Jersey Resources
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 88% of the 67 members who have rated South Jersey believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
South Jersey Industries acquires, markets, and distributes natural gas and electricity. Analysts see earnings growing a hearty 9% annually over the next three years, and South Jersey's dividend looks solid as ever. Their recent proposition to implement an Accelerated Infrastructure Replacement Program has recently been approved, and with natural gas costs continuing to plummet this cost will be easily offset. South Jersey has other energy-related projects such as thermal facilities and solar projects, but natural gas is their main endeavor.
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