United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 960.33 ($12.76).

UU has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada raised shares of United Utilities Group PLC to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the stock from GBX 1,025 ($13.62) to GBX 1,050 ($13.95) in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Macquarie lowered their price target on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 1,040 ($13.82) to GBX 963 ($12.80) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($13.95) price target on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of United Utilities Group PLC to an “underperform” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from GBX 1,000 ($13.29) to GBX 850 ($11.29) in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 905 ($12.02) to GBX 890 ($11.83) and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 7th.

In other United Utilities Group PLC news, insider Steven Fraser sold 6,917 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 899 ($11.95), for a total value of £62,183.83 ($82,625.34).

United Utilities Group PLC (LON UU) traded up 0.36% on Wednesday, hitting GBX 845.00. 1,693,991 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 875.74 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 932.42. United Utilities Group PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 827.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,078.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 5.76 billion.

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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.

Analyst Recommendations for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)

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