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United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a GBX 980 ($16.49) price target on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein’s price objective points to a potential upside of 17.08% from the stock’s previous close.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research note on Thursday. They now have a GBX 980 ($16.49) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded shares of United Utilities Group PLC to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a GBX 730 ($12.28) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 680 ($11.44). Finally, analysts at RBC Capital reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research note on Friday, July 11th. They now have a GBX 870 ($14.64) price target on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 807.13 ($13.58).

United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) opened at 835.4999 on Friday. United Utilities Group PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 641.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 905.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 881.3 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 816.5. The company’s market cap is £7.367 billion.

United Utilities Group PLC is the holding company of a group which owns and operates water and wastewater assets in the North West of England.

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