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United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are covering the stock, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers 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 896.00 on Tuesday. 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 878.6 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 827.7. The company’s market cap is £6.110 billion.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on UU shares. Analysts at RBC Capital reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research note on Friday. They now have a GBX 870 ($14.54) price target on the stock. Separately, 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. Finally, 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.

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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