Royal Bank Of Canada Upgrades United Utilities Group PLC (UU) to Outperform

Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) to an outperform rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, July 31st. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has GBX 1,050 ($13.63) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 1,025 ($13.31).

Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 905 ($11.75) to GBX 890 ($11.55) and set an underweight rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a hold rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($13.63) target price on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Beaufort Securities restated a buy rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a report on Friday, May 26th. HSBC Holdings plc cut their target price on United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 1,070 ($13.89) to GBX 1,000 ($12.98) and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Barclays PLC raised their target price on United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 960 ($12.46) to GBX 1,010 ($13.11) and gave the company an equal weight rating in a report on Monday, June 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 969.09 ($12.58).

United Utilities Group PLC (UU) opened at 897.50 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 889.99 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 958.58. The stock’s market cap is GBX 6.12 billion. United Utilities Group PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 849.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,078.00.

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The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 22nd were paid a GBX 25.92 ($0.34) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 2.45%.

In other United Utilities Group PLC news, insider Steven L. Mogford sold 44,011 shares of United Utilities Group PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 884 ($11.48), for a total transaction of £389,057.24 ($505,072.36). Also, insider Steven Fraser sold 6,917 shares of United Utilities Group PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 899 ($11.67), for a total value of £62,183.83 ($80,726.77).

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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