NYSE:UTL - Unitil Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$50.19 -0.40 (-0.79 %)
(As of 11/22/2018 05:31 AM ET)
Previous Close$50.59
Today's Range$49.92 - $50.65
52-Week Range$40.92 - $53.07
Volume31,200 shs
Average Volume47,800 shs
Market Capitalization$737.85 million
P/E Ratio24.36
Dividend Yield2.94%
Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas in the United States. It operates through three segments: Utility Gas Operations, Utility Electric Operations, and Non-Regulated. 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, portions of southern Maine to the Lewiston-Auburn area, and 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 energy brokering and advisory services to commercial and industrial customers; and real estate management services. It serves approximately 105,000 electric customers and 81,300 natural gas customers. Unitil Corporation was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities
Current SymbolNYSE:UTL
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.06
Current Ratio0.67
Quick Ratio0.63


Trailing P/E Ratio24.36
Forward P/E Ratio22.71
P/E Growth6.08

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$406.20 million
Price / Sales1.84
Cash Flow$5.2173 per share
Price / Cash9.62
Book Value$23.18 per share
Price / Book2.17


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.06
Net Income$29 million
Net Margins7.65%
Return on Equity9.65%
Return on Assets2.66%


Outstanding Shares14,870,000
Market Cap$737.85 million

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Unitil's stock symbol?

Unitil trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UTL."

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

Unitil declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.365 per share on Thursday, November 29th. This represents a $1.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.91%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 14th. View Unitil's Dividend History.

How were Unitil's earnings last quarter?

Unitil Co. (NYSE:UTL) posted its earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The utilities provider reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.12. The utilities provider had revenue of $88.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $86.90 million. Unitil had a return on equity of 9.65% and a net margin of 7.65%. View Unitil's Earnings History.

When is Unitil's next earnings date?

Unitil is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Unitil.

What price target have analysts set for UTL?

2 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Unitil's stock. Their predictions range from $49.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Unitil's share price to reach $49.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Unitil.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Unitil?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Unitil in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Unitil.

Has Unitil been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about UTL stock has trended extremely negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Unitil earned a daily sentiment score of -4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Unitil's key competitors?

Who are Unitil's key executives?

Unitil's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Thomas P. Meissner Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Mark H. Collin, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Todd R. Black, Sr. VP (Age 54)
  • Mr. Laurence M. Brock, Controller (Age 64)
  • Mr. David Chong, Investor Relations Contact

Who are Unitil's major shareholders?

Unitil's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.75%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (5.89%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (5.47%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.84%), Aristotle Capital Boston LLC (1.51%) and Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. (1.32%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Unitil.

Which institutional investors are selling Unitil stock?

UTL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Citadel Advisors LLC, Tributary Capital Management LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Credit Suisse AG, Hennessy Advisors Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unitil.

Which institutional investors are buying Unitil stock?

UTL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Tributary Capital Management LLC, Matarin Capital Management LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Aristotle Capital Boston LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unitil.

How do I buy shares of Unitil?

Shares of UTL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Unitil's stock price today?

One share of UTL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $50.19.

How big of a company is Unitil?

Unitil has a market capitalization of $737.85 million and generates $406.20 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $29 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.06 on an earnings per share basis. Unitil employs 510 workers across the globe.

What is Unitil's official website?

The official website for Unitil is http://www.unitil.com.

How can I contact Unitil?

Unitil's mailing address is 6 LIBERTY LANE WEST, HAMPTON NH, 03842. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 603-772-0775 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Unitil (NYSE UTL)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  202 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  228 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  430
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Unitil and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UTL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UTL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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