United Utilities Group PLC Company Profile (LON:UU)

About United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)

United Utilities Group PLC logoUnited 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. It collects water from the environment, clean and distributes it to its customers before collecting it, treating it, and then returning it back to the environment. The Company produced approximately 138 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy through sludge treatment centers and solar installations, enough to power over 40,000 homes. It delivers approximately 1,700 million liters of clean drinking water to its customers every day through over 40,000 kilometers of water pipes. United Utilities Water holds licenses to provide water and wastewater services to a population of approximately seven million people in the North West of England.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Water Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:UU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.unitedutilities.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £5.75 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 681,888,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 875.74
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 932.42
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 827 - GBX 1,078
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.31
  • P/E Growth: 3.44
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.7 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.38
  • Book Value: GBX 4.14 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.04
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 4.3%
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: £971.7 million
  • Net Margins: 27.18%
  • Return on Equity: 16.80%
  • Return on Assets: 3.74%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.88 million shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)

What is United Utilities Group PLC's stock symbol?

United Utilities Group PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "UU."

How often does United Utilities Group PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for United Utilities Group PLC?

United Utilities Group PLC announced a dividend on Thursday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of GBX 25.92 per share on Friday, August 4th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 22nd. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View United Utilities Group PLC's Dividend History.

Where is United Utilities Group PLC's stock going? Where will United Utilities Group PLC's stock price be in 2017?

10 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for United Utilities Group PLC's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 850 to GBX 1,120. On average, they anticipate United Utilities Group PLC's share price to reach GBX 971.63 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for United Utilities Group PLC.

Who are some of United Utilities Group PLC's key competitors?

Who are United Utilities Group PLC's key executives?

United Utilities Group PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Steven Lewis Mogford, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
  • John Russell Houlden, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Steven Richard Fraser, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director
  • Simon Roger Gardiner, Company Secretary
  • John David Gibson McAdam Ph.D., Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Stephen A. Carter CBE, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Mark S. Clare, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Alison J.P. Goligher OBE, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Brian M. May, Non-Executive Independent Director

How do I buy United Utilities Group PLC stock?

Shares of United Utilities Group PLC 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 United Utilities Group PLC's stock price today?

One share of United Utilities Group PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 843.50.


MarketBeat Community Rating for United Utilities Group PLC (LON UU)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  247 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  323 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  570
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about United Utilities Group PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 971.63
Consensus Price Target History for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
Price Target History for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
Analysts' Ratings History for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/6/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 930View Rating Details
8/31/2017MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,040 -> GBX 963View Rating Details
7/31/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaUpgradeOutperformGBX 1,025 -> GBX 1,050View Rating Details
7/21/2017HSBC Holdings plcLower Price TargetBuyGBX 1,070 -> GBX 1,000View Rating Details
7/18/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweightGBX 890 -> GBX 850View Rating Details
6/30/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeUnderperformGBX 1,000 -> GBX 850View Rating Details
6/12/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual weightGBX 960 -> GBX 1,010View Rating Details
5/26/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/24/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,120View Rating Details
11/16/2016Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutralView Rating Details
10/19/2016InvestecUpgradeBuyGBX 870View Rating Details
10/19/2016Societe GeneraleUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
9/22/2016Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 890 -> GBX 940View Rating Details
5/27/2016BNP ParibasReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 900View Rating Details
5/3/2016Whitman HowardReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,033View Rating Details
3/10/2016AlphaValueReiterated RatingSellGBX 797View Rating Details
1/20/2016Berenberg BankUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
1/8/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket PerformGBX 1,050View Rating Details
1/7/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,005 -> GBX 1,045View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $44.49 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for United Utilities Group PLC (LON UU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
5/25/2017GBX 25.922.45%6/22/20176/22/20178/4/2017
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/11/2017Steven L MogfordInsiderBuy21GBX 861£180.81
9/11/2017Russ HouldenInsiderBuy19GBX 926£175.94
8/3/2017Steven FraserInsiderSell6,917GBX 899£62,183.83
7/11/2017Steven L MogfordInsiderBuy20GBX 864£172.80
6/30/2017Steven L MogfordInsiderSell44,011GBX 884£389,057.24
6/12/2017Russ HouldenInsiderBuy18GBX 990£178.20
5/11/2017Russ HouldenInsiderBuy16GBX 1,023£163.68
4/11/2017Steven L MogfordInsiderBuy18GBX 996£179.28
2/28/2017Sara WellerInsiderBuy1,000GBX 973£9,730
2/13/2017Russ HouldenInsiderBuy19GBX 947£179.93
1/12/2017Steven L MogfordInsiderBuy21GBX 890£186.90
12/12/2016Steven L MogfordInsiderBuy20GBX 893£178.60
11/11/2016Russ HouldenInsiderBuy21GBX 882£185.22
10/11/2016Russ HouldenInsiderBuy20GBX 920£184
9/12/2016Houlden,RussInsiderBuy37GBX 975£360.75
8/4/2016Goligher,AlisonInsiderBuy3,000GBX 995£29,850
7/11/2016Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy18GBX 1,034£186.12
6/17/2016Houlden,RussInsiderSell35,578GBX 919£326,961.82
6/13/2016Houlden,RussInsiderBuy19GBX 949£180.31
5/11/2016Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy19GBX 948£180.12
4/11/2016Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy19GBX 960£182.40
3/11/2016Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy40GBX 894£357.60
2/11/2016Houlden,RussInsiderBuy41GBX 894£366.54
1/11/2016Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy19GBX 939£178.41
1/5/2016Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy109,264GBX 946£1,033,637.44
12/11/2015Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy19GBX 932£177.08
11/25/2015Houlden,RussInsiderSell46,238GBX 956£442,035.28
11/11/2015Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy19GBX 946£179.74
10/13/2015Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy20GBX 967£193.40
9/15/2015Houlden,RussInsiderBuy21GBX 863£181.23
8/12/2015Mogford,Steven LInsiderBuy41GBX 882£361.62
5/28/2015Russ HouldenInsiderSell47,005GBX 1,000.07£470,082.90
3/6/2015Stephen A CarterInsiderBuy3,000GBX 930£27,900
2/17/2015Russ HouldenInsiderSell38,457GBX 937.05£360,361.32
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
Latest Headlines for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)
Source:
DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 18 at 2:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Insider Steven L. Mogford Acquires 21 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 13 at 10:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 12:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoRuss Houlden Purchases 19 Shares of United Utilities Group PLC (UU) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 1:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 12:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Price Target Lowered to GBX 930 at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 3:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Insider Sells £62,183.83 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 1:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 3:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Price Target Cut to GBX 1,000
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 23 at 12:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Buying: United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) Insider Acquires 20 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 1:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 12:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Price Target Lowered to GBX 890 at Morgan Stanley
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 7 at 6:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Insider Sells £389,057.24 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 1:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Utilities Group PLC (UU) Downgraded by Credit Suisse Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 1 at 8:40 PM
nasdaq.com logoUnited Utilities Appoints Steve Fraser As COO, Effective Aug.1 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - June 29 at 9:05 PM
rttnews.com logoUnited Utilities FY Pretax Profit Rises - Quick Facts
www.rttnews.com - May 26 at 8:12 AM
marketwatch.com logoUnited Utilities profit rises; ups total dividends
www.marketwatch.com - May 26 at 8:12 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 great ‘safety’ shares for your ISA
uk.finance.yahoo.com - April 1 at 8:46 AM
nasdaq.com logoUnited Utilities FY Underlying Profit To Be Moderately Higher Than Prior Year - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - March 29 at 12:19 PM
lse.co.uk logoTOP NEWS: United Utilities Trading In Line But Revenue To Fall
www.lse.co.uk - March 28 at 9:04 PM
finanznachrichten.de logoUnited Utilities FY Underlying Profit To Be Moderately Higher Than Prior Year
www.finanznachrichten.de - March 28 at 8:31 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 FTSE 100 ‘safety’ shares for dividend investors
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 24 at 10:14 AM

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