United Utilities Group PLC (UU) Insider Russ Houlden Buys 18 Shares
United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) insider Russ Houlden acquired 18 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 990 ($12.52) per share, for a total transaction of £178.20 ($225.43).
Russ Houlden also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Thursday, May 11th, Russ Houlden bought 16 shares of United Utilities Group PLC stock. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,023 ($12.94) per share, for a total transaction of £163.68 ($207.06).
Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) opened at 978.00 on Thursday. United Utilities Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 853.50 and a one year high of GBX 1,078.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,010.22 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 957.53. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 6.67 billion.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of GBX 25.92 ($0.33) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 22nd.
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UU has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($13.28) target price on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research note on Monday. HSBC Holdings plc increased their price objective on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 1,060 ($13.41) to GBX 1,070 ($13.54) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price objective on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 1,000 ($12.65) to GBX 1,025 ($12.97) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research note on Friday, May 26th. Finally, Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 960 ($12.14) to GBX 1,010 ($12.78) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. United Utilities Group PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 1,012.50 ($12.81).
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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