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DOW   38,996.39
QQQ   439.00
Pure Storage, Hormel Foods rise; WW International, First Advantage fall, Thursday, 2/29/2024
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 2/29/2024
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DOW   38,996.39
QQQ   439.00
Pure Storage, Hormel Foods rise; WW International, First Advantage fall, Thursday, 2/29/2024
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 2/29/2024
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NYSE:UTL

Unitil (UTL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$50.92
+0.86 (+1.72%)
(As of 02/29/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$50.05
$51.35
50-Day Range
$47.52
$53.42
52-Week Range
$41.43
$60.59
Volume
64,091 shs
Average Volume
58,154 shs
Market Capitalization
$822.87 million
P/E Ratio
18.06
Dividend Yield
3.34%
Price Target
$51.00

Unitil MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
0.2% Upside
$51.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.78% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.04mentions of Unitil in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.48%
From $2.92 to $3.08 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.03 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

72nd out of 88 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

16th out of 19 stocks


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About Unitil Stock (NYSE:UTL)

Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas. It operates through two segments, Utility Electric Operations, Utility Gas Operations. The company distributes electricity in the southeastern seacoast and state capital regions of New Hampshire, and the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts; and distributes natural gas in southeastern New Hampshire and portions of southern and central Maine, including the city of Portland and the Lewiston-Auburn area, as well as electricity and natural gas in the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts. It also operates 86 miles of interstate underground natural gas transmission pipeline that provides interstate natural gas pipeline access and transportation services primarily in Maine and New Hampshire. In addition, the company provides real estate management services. It serves approximately 108,100 electric customers and 87,500 natural gas customers. Unitil Corporation was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.

UTL Stock Price History

UTL Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/13/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/29 Dividend
2/13/2024
Dividend Payable
2/29/2024
Today
3/01/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/07/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Utilities
Industry
Electric & other services combined
Sub-Industry
Electric Utilities
CUSIP
91325910
Employees
531
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$51.00
High Stock Price Target
$51.00
Low Stock Price Target
$51.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+0.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$45.20 million
Pretax Margin
10.48%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$557.10 million
Cash Flow
$7.11 per share
Book Value
$30.26 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
15,862,000
Market Cap
$822.87 million
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.57

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Thomas P. Meissner Jr. (Age 62)
    Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $1.49M
  • Mr. Robert B. Hevert CFA (Age 63)
    President & Chief Administrative Officer
    Comp: $701.93k
  • Mr. Justin Eisfeller (Age 57)
    VP & CTO
    Comp: $486.12k
  • Mr. Christopher J. LeBlanc (Age 57)
    Vice President of Gas Operations
    Comp: $442.73k
  • Mr. Daniel J. Hurstak (Age 43)
    Senior VP, CFO & Treasurer
  • Mr. Todd R. Diggins
    Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Investor Relations Officer
  • Ms. Sandra L. Whitney (Age 61)
    Corporate Secretary
  • Mr. George E. Long Jr. (Age 67)
    Vice President of Administration - Unitil Service
    Comp: $374.5k














UTL Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Unitil stock right now?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Unitil in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" UTL shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in UTL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Unitil's stock price target for 2024?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Unitil's shares. Their UTL share price targets range from $51.00 to $51.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $51.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have UTL shares performed in 2024?

Unitil's stock was trading at $52.57 at the start of the year. Since then, UTL shares have decreased by 3.1% and is now trading at $50.92.
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Are investors shorting Unitil?

Unitil saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 126,500 shares, an increase of 27.6% from the January 31st total of 99,100 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 56,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days.
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When is Unitil's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2024.
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How were Unitil's earnings last quarter?

Unitil Co. (NYSE:UTL) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 13th. The utilities provider reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.93 by $0.04. The utilities provider earned $129.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $151 million. Unitil had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.32% and a net margin of 8.11%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.91 EPS.

How often does Unitil pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Unitil?

Unitil announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be given a dividend of $0.425 per share on Thursday, February 29th. This represents a $1.70 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.34%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 13th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.41.
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Is Unitil a good dividend stock?

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.40%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 10 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 60.28%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UTL will have a dividend payout ratio of 55.19% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What ETFs hold Unitil's stock?
What is Bob Schoenberger's approval rating as Unitil's CEO?

4 employees have rated Unitil Chief Executive Officer Bob Schoenberger on Glassdoor.com. Bob Schoenberger has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Bob Schoenberger in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Unitil own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Unitil investors own include Consolidated Edison (ED), AT&T (T), Altria Group (MO), Pfizer (PFE), Southern (SO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walmart (WMT), AbbVie (ABBV), Boeing (BA) and Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP).

Who are Unitil's major shareholders?

Unitil's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.91%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (3.03%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.71%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (2.49%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (1.75%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.32%).
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How do I buy shares of Unitil?

Shares of UTL stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:UTL) was last updated on 3/1/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff