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Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the seventeen brokerages that are currently covering the company, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 807.13 ($13.49).

Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) opened at 876.00 on Tuesday. United Utilities Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 641.00 and a one year high of GBX 905.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 878.3 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 824.5. The company’s market cap is £7.724 billion.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a GBX 980 ($16.38) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have a GBX 980 ($16.38) price target on the stock. Finally, 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 ($12.20) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 680 ($11.37).

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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