United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen research firms that are presently covering the firm. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 972.69 ($12.15).

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on UU shares. Citigroup Inc. upgraded United Utilities Group PLC to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. Investec upgraded United Utilities Group PLC to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 870 ($10.87) target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 19th. Societe Generale upgraded United Utilities Group PLC to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 19th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada cut United Utilities Group PLC to an “underperform” rating and upped their price target for the stock from GBX 975 ($12.18) to GBX 1,000 ($12.49) in a report on Wednesday, October 5th.

In other news, insider Houlden,Russ purchased 37 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 12th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 975 ($12.18) per share, with a total value of £360.75 ($450.71).

Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) opened at 895.50 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 922.77 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 967.31. The firm’s market cap is GBX 6.11 billion. United Utilities Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 853.50 and a one year high of GBX 1,065.55.

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About United Utilities Group PLC

United Utilities Group PLC is a water company. The Company, through its subsidiary, United Utilities Water Limited (United Utilities Water), manages the regulated water and wastewater network in the North West of England, providing services to around seven million people and businesses. It owns over 55,000 hectares of land around its reservoirs.

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