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LON:UTG

The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 882
+24.00 (+2.80 %)
(As of 10/20/2020 02:50 PM ET)
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Today's Range
851
Now: GBX 882
884
50-Day Range
832.50
MA: GBX 901.74
969.50
52-Week Range
577
Now: GBX 882
1,351
Volume223,998 shs
Average Volume933,563 shs
Market Capitalization£3.51 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield5.13%
BetaN/A
Unite Students is the UK's largest owner, manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation serving the country's world-leading Higher Education sector. Following our successful £1.4bn acquisition of Liberty Living's UK assets in November 2019, we now provide homes to 76,000 students across 177 properties in 27 leading university towns and cities. Our people are driven by a common purpose: to provide a 'Home for Success' for the students who live with us and to be the most trusted brand in the sector. We do this through quality service, quality people and quality properties, all designed on the basis of an excellent insight into students' needs and preferences. Unite's accommodation is high quality, affordable, safe and secure, and located where students want to live. Students live predominantly in en-suite study bedrooms with rents covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security and high-speed Wi-Fi. MyUnite, our mobile app, provides practical support such as instant messaging and maintenance requests. We hold a five-star British Safety Council audit rating (out of five) following an Occupational Health and Safety audit. The audit measured our performance against a number of key safety management indicators, providing an international benchmark for safety management systems and indicating best practice for continual improvement. Our commitment to customer service is powered by an innovative, in-house operating platform. It provides a wide range of benefits to our students, such as an optimised online booking process, as well as providing us with a unique ability to drive value from our portfolio through scale efficiencies and revenue management. Our other strategic priority is delivering growing and sustainable earnings, underpinned by a strong capital structure. A key part of this strategy is growing the number of beds let through partnerships with the strongest UK universities which are experiencing record levels of student demand. We currently partner with 60 universities across the UK, guaranteeing that 52% of our rooms are let under 'nomination agreements' providing high visibility of forward occupancy and rental growth. Unite Students has spent years helping young people thrive in new situations and help them manage the big Â'Leap' to university life. Our insight has identified a significant gap between student expectations and reality. To support this leap, we have developed the Leapskills programme, helping to prepare prospective students for independent living. The programme introduces students to a number of student life scenarios to provoke group discussion on conflict resolution, problem solving and gives a general insight into shared living to help closer match expectations to reality. Unite is the founder of and major donor to the Unite Foundation, a charitable trust established to support talented students facing challenging financial circumstances through the provision of free accommodation scholarships. The Foundation has so far provided scholarships for 434 young people working in close collaboration with 27 partner universities. Unite is invested in and operates two specialist funds and joint ventures with institutional investment partners: the £3 billion Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF), and the £1 billion London Student Accommodation Vehicle (LSAV). Founded in 1991 in Bristol, Unite Group is an award-winning Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 250 Index.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.39 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry REIT - Diversified
Sub-IndustryN/A
CUSIPN/A
CIKN/A
Phone+44-117-3027000
Employees1,919

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£246.50 million
Cash FlowGBX 160.10 per share
Book ValueGBX 899.10 per share

Profitability

Miscellaneous

Market Cap£3.51 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableNot Optionable
GBX 882
+24.00 (+2.80 %)
(As of 10/20/2020 02:50 PM ET)
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The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) (LON:UTG) Frequently Asked Questions

How has The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s stock was trading at GBX 1,058 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, UTG shares have decreased by 16.6% and is now trading at GBX 882.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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How often does The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)?

The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) declared a dividend on Wednesday, February 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 9th will be given a dividend of GBX 22.95 per share on Friday, May 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 9th. This is a positive change from The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s previous dividend of GBX 10.25. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
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What price target have analysts set for UTG?

9 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 770 to GBX 1,200. On average, they anticipate The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s share price to reach GBX 1,003.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.8% from the stock's current price.
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Who are some of The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) own?

Who are The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s key executives?

The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Richard S. Smith, CEO & Director (Age 46, Pay $1.08M)
  • Mr. Joseph J. Lister, CFO & Director (Age 49, Pay $877.47k)
  • Ms. Caroline Hall, PA to CFO & Corp. Devel. Director
  • Mr. Christopher Robert Szpojnarowicz, Company Sec., Head of Legal & Group Legal Director (Age 52)
  • Candice Macdonald, Head of Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Mark Peter Creedy, Managing Director of Fund Management (Age 66)
  • Mr. John Blanshard, Chief Customer Officer
  • Mr. Nick Hayes, Group Property Director

What is The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s stock symbol?

The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "UTG."

How do I buy shares of The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)?

Shares of UTG and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s stock price today?

One share of UTG stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 882.

How big of a company is The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)?

The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) has a market capitalization of £3.51 billion and generates £246.50 million in revenue each year. The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) employs 1,919 workers across the globe.

What is The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s official website?

The official website for The Unite Group plc (UTG.L) is www.unite-group.co.uk.

How can I contact The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)?

The Unite Group plc (UTG.L)'s mailing address is The Core, 40 St. Thomas Street, BRISTOL, BS1 6JX, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-117-3027000.

This page was last updated on 10/20/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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