United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) insider Steven Fraser sold 6,917 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 899 ($11.71), for a total transaction of £62,183.83 ($80,979.07).
Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON UU) opened at 920.00 on Wednesday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 6.27 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 890.38 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 958.26. United Utilities Group PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 849.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,078.00.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 22nd were given a GBX 25.92 ($0.34) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 2.45%.
UU has been the subject of several analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of United Utilities Group PLC to a “hold” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,000 ($13.02) to GBX 1,050 ($13.67) in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. HSBC Holdings plc raised their price objective on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 1,060 ($13.80) to GBX 1,070 ($13.93) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price objective on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 1,000 ($13.02) to GBX 1,025 ($13.35) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a report on Friday, May 26th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of United Utilities Group PLC to an “underperform” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,000 ($13.02) to GBX 850 ($11.07) in a report on Friday, June 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 980 ($12.76).
United Utilities Group PLC Company Profile
United Utilities Group PLC is a water company. The Company, through its subsidiary, United Utilities Water Limited (United Utilities Water), manages the regulated water and wastewater network in the North West of England, providing services to around seven million people and businesses. It owns over 55,000 hectares of land around its reservoirs.
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