United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) Insider Purchases £182.64 in Stock

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United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) insider Russ Houlden acquired 24 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 12th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 761 ($9.94) per share, with a total value of £182.64 ($238.65).

Russ Houlden also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, June 17th, Russ Houlden sold 3,252 shares of United Utilities Group stock. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 826 ($10.79), for a total value of £26,861.52 ($35,099.33).
  • On Friday, May 31st, Russ Houlden sold 22,168 shares of United Utilities Group stock. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 790 ($10.32), for a total value of £175,127.20 ($228,834.71).

UU stock opened at GBX 774.20 ($10.12) on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is GBX 783.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.28 billion and a PE ratio of 14.55. United Utilities Group PLC has a fifty-two week low of GBX 674.40 ($8.81) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 879.60 ($11.49). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 251.25, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 0.69.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, June 20th were paid a dividend of GBX 27.52 ($0.36) per share. This is a boost from United Utilities Group’s previous dividend of $13.76. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 20th. This represents a yield of 3.59%. United Utilities Group’s payout ratio is presently 0.77%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on UU. Macquarie reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 950 ($12.41) price objective on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Monday, June 17th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Thursday, July 18th. Deutsche Bank upgraded United Utilities Group to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from GBX 820 ($10.71) to GBX 850 ($11.11) in a research note on Tuesday, July 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price objective on United Utilities Group from GBX 920 ($12.02) to GBX 900 ($11.76) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, July 8th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on United Utilities Group from GBX 800 ($10.45) to GBX 860 ($11.24) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 862.83 ($11.27).

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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