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 stock was bought 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 acquired 16 shares of United Utilities Group PLC stock. The stock was bought at an average cost 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) traded up 0.51% on Tuesday, reaching GBX 987.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,053,307 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,011.01 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 956.27. The firm’s market cap is GBX 6.73 billion. United Utilities Group PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 853.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,078.00.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 22nd will be paid a GBX 25.92 ($0.33) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 22nd. This represents a yield of 2.45%.

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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC raised their price objective on United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 960 ($12.14) to GBX 1,010 ($12.78) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,050 ($13.28) price objective on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research note on Monday. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research report on Friday, May 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price target on 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 report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc lifted their price target on 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 report on Wednesday, April 26th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. United Utilities Group PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price 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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