United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) Insider Steven L. Mogford Acquires 22 Shares

United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) insider Steven L. Mogford purchased 22 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 856 ($11.26) per share, with a total value of £188.32 ($247.72).

LON UU opened at GBX 855.80 ($11.26) on Thursday. United Utilities Group PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 713 ($9.38) and a 12 month high of GBX 895.60 ($11.78). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 279.02, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The company has a market capitalization of $5.95 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.89. The company’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 862.40 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 814.78.

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

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of United Utilities Group to a “sector perform” rating and lowered their price target for the company from GBX 950 ($12.50) to GBX 850 ($11.18) in a report on Friday, September 6th. Goldman Sachs Group raised their price target on shares of United Utilities Group from GBX 815 ($10.72) to GBX 868 ($11.42) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 4th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a report on Monday, October 14th. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a report on Thursday, November 14th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group lowered shares of United Utilities Group to an “underperform” rating and lowered their price target for the company from GBX 870 ($11.44) to GBX 660 ($8.68) in a report on Thursday, September 19th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 859.80 ($11.31).

About United Utilities Group

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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