United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) insider Steven L. Mogford acquired 18 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 968 ($12.73) per share, with a total value of £174.24 ($229.20).

UU traded up GBX 4.80 ($0.06) during trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 975.80 ($12.84). 1,277,657 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,840,000. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 279.02. United Utilities Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 744.20 ($9.79) and a one year high of GBX 971.80 ($12.78). The firm has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 915.63 and a two-hundred day moving average price of GBX 837.96. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.66 billion and a PE ratio of 21.54.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 19th will be issued a GBX 14.20 ($0.19) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 19th. United Utilities Group’s payout ratio is presently 0.93%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank raised their target price on shares of United Utilities Group from GBX 850 ($11.18) to GBX 950 ($12.50) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 16th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a report on Friday, December 13th. HSBC cut United Utilities Group to a “reduce” rating and dropped their price target for the company from GBX 860 ($11.31) to GBX 760 ($10.00) in a research note on Friday, November 8th. Barclays raised United Utilities Group to an “overweight” rating and raised their price objective for the company from GBX 940 ($12.37) to GBX 960 ($12.63) in a report on Friday, December 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a research report on Monday, October 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 870.80 ($11.45).

United Utilities Group Company Profile

United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. It is also involved in renewable energy generation, corporate trustee, financing, and property management activities; and the provision of consulting and project management services. The company operates 42,000 kilometers (km) of water pipes; 77,000 km of wastewater pipes; 568 wastewater treatment works; and 88 water treatment works.

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