UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI) Director Anne Pol sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.24, for a total transaction of $171,720.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,478 shares in the company, valued at approximately $485,280.72. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of NYSE UGI opened at $56.56 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.15 and a quick ratio of 0.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.95 billion, a PE ratio of 20.64, a PEG ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.51. UGI Corp has a 1 year low of $42.51 and a 1 year high of $58.13.

UGI (NYSE:UGI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 12th. The utilities provider reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.22 billion. UGI had a net margin of 11.11% and a return on equity of 12.02%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.02) earnings per share. As a group, research analysts predict that UGI Corp will post 2.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.84%. UGI’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.96%.

UGI has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of UGI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of UGI from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of UGI in a research report on Friday, August 17th. Bank of America increased their price objective on shares of UGI from $51.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Barclays set a $53.00 price objective on shares of UGI and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.60.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in UGI. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its holdings in UGI by 3.7% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 762,253 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $33,858,000 after acquiring an additional 27,266 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in shares of UGI by 39.9% during the 2nd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 19,000 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $989,000 after purchasing an additional 5,420 shares in the last quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its position in shares of UGI by 21.3% during the 2nd quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 22,746 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $1,184,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can bought a new position in shares of UGI during the 2nd quarter worth about $14,289,000. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new position in shares of UGI during the 2nd quarter worth about $257,000. 78.87% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About UGI

UGI Corporation distributes, stores, transports, and markets energy products and related services in the United States and internationally. It distributes propane to approximately 1.9 million residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural, and wholesale customers in 50 states through 1,900 propane distribution locations; and sells, installs, and services propane appliances, including heating systems.

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