Insider Buying: United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) Insider Acquires 20 Shares of Stock

United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) insider Steven L. Mogford acquired 20 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 11th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 864 ($11.25) per share, for a total transaction of £172.80 ($225.03).

Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (LON UU) traded down 1.34% during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 922.00. 1,189,040 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 888.96 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 958.07. United Utilities Group PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 849.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,078.00. The company’s market cap is GBX 6.29 billion.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 22nd were given a GBX 25.92 ($0.34) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 22nd.

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UU has been the topic of several analyst reports. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of United Utilities Group PLC in a report on Friday, May 26th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered shares of United Utilities Group PLC to a “hold” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from GBX 1,000 ($13.02) to GBX 1,050 ($13.67) in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price target on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 1,000 ($13.02) to GBX 1,025 ($13.35) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Barclays PLC lifted their price target on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 960 ($12.50) to GBX 1,010 ($13.15) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc lifted their price target on shares of United Utilities Group PLC from GBX 1,060 ($13.80) to GBX 1,070 ($13.93) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. United Utilities Group PLC has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 980 ($12.76).

About United Utilities Group PLC

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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