United Utilities Group PLC (UU) to Issue Dividend of GBX 14.20 on February 3rd

United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) declared a dividend on Wednesday, November 20th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, December 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 14.20 ($0.19) per share on Monday, February 3rd. This represents a yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 19th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

United Utilities Group stock opened at GBX 857.60 ($11.21) on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 852.04 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 809.32. United Utilities Group has a 52 week low of GBX 713 ($9.32) and a 52 week high of GBX 895.60 ($11.70). 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 has a market capitalization of $6.04 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.12.

In other news, insider Russ Houlden sold 7,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 778 ($10.17), for a total transaction of £56,794 ($74,211.42). Also, insider Steven L. Mogford sold 41,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 770 ($10.06), for a total transaction of £315,700 ($412,517.97).

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on UU shares. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Thursday, November 14th. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Monday, October 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 900 ($11.76) target price on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Thursday, September 5th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of United Utilities Group to a “sector perform” rating and decreased their target price for the company from GBX 950 ($12.41) to GBX 850 ($11.11) in a research note on Friday, September 6th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Friday, November 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 855.50 ($11.18).

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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Dividend History for United Utilities Group (LON:UU)

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