United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) insider Steven L. Mogford bought 21 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 795 ($10.39) per share, for a total transaction of £166.95 ($218.15).

United Utilities Group stock opened at GBX 763.20 ($9.97) on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.20 billion and a PE ratio of 14.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 251.25, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 0.69. United Utilities Group PLC has a 1 year low of GBX 674.40 ($8.81) and a 1 year high of GBX 879.60 ($11.49). The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 801.51.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 20th will be given a dividend of GBX 27.52 ($0.36) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 20th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.59%. This is a boost from United Utilities Group’s previous dividend of $13.76. United Utilities Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.77%.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Macquarie upgraded shares of AGL Energy from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, June 17th. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Colfax in a research note on Friday, April 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock. Barclays restated a “top pick” rating and set a GBX 3,250 ($42.47) target price on shares of in a research note on Wednesday, June 19th. Credit Suisse Group set a €19.00 ($22.09) target price on shares of K&S and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 14th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised their target price on shares of Spirit Airlines from $75.00 to $79.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 860.33 ($11.24).

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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