Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen analysts that are currently covering the firm. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 989.60 ($12.06).
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on UU shares. Societe Generale reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,040 ($12.68) price target on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded United Utilities Group PLC to an “underperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from GBX 975 ($11.88) to GBX 1,000 ($12.19) in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 1,040 ($12.68) to GBX 1,120 ($13.65) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 28th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG downgraded United Utilities Group PLC to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from GBX 970 ($11.82) to GBX 990 ($12.07) in a research report on Thursday, July 21st.
In other United Utilities Group PLC news, insider Houlden,Russ bought 37 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, September 12th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 975 ($11.88) per share, with a total value of £360.75 ($439.67). Also, insider Goligher,Alison bought 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 4th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 995 ($12.13) per share, with a total value of £29,850 ($36,380.26).
Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) opened at 950.00 on Friday. United Utilities Group PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 884.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,065.55. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 973.32 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 972.07. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 6.48 billion.
About United Utilities Group PLC
United Utilities Group PLC provides water and sewage services. The Company through its subsidiary, United Utilities Water Limited, manages the regulated water and wastewater network in the North West of England, providing services to approximately seven million people and businesses. The Company manages around 120,000 kilometers of water pipes and sewers.
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