United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) insider Simon Gardiner sold 4,843 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 810 ($10.90), for a total value of £39,228.30 ($52,797.17).

Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (UU) traded down GBX 0.28 ($0.00) on Thursday, hitting GBX 815 ($10.97). 2,752,513 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,440,000. United Utilities Group PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 764.50 ($10.29) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,078 ($14.51).

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 13.24 ($0.18) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. This represents a yield of 1.68%.

Several research analysts have commented on UU shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut their price objective on United Utilities Group from GBX 1,070 ($14.40) to GBX 1,000 ($13.46) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday. Deutsche Bank upgraded United Utilities Group to a “buy” rating and decreased their target price for the company from GBX 930 ($12.52) to GBX 870 ($11.71) in a research note on Wednesday. HSBC downgraded United Utilities Group to a “hold” rating and decreased their target price for the company from GBX 1,000 ($13.46) to GBX 900 ($12.11) in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 850 ($11.44) price objective on shares of United Utilities Group in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 943.67 ($12.70).

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United Utilities Group 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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