Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (OTCMKTS:UUGRY) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company.
Several research analysts have recently commented on UUGRY shares. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded United Utilities Group from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, September 19th. Deutsche Bank raised United Utilities Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 23rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada downgraded United Utilities Group from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, September 6th.
Shares of UUGRY traded up $0.14 on Monday, hitting $23.16. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,288 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,956. The company has a market capitalization of $7.71 billion, a PE ratio of 15.86 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.29, a current ratio of 0.69 and a quick ratio of 0.67. United Utilities Group has a fifty-two week low of $17.78 and a fifty-two week high of $23.39. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $20.42 and a 200 day moving average price of $20.27.
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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