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Unitil Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.26 (+0.60 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $43.81
50-Day Range
MA: $42.88
52-Week Range
Now: $43.81
Volume52,854 shs
Average Volume60,915 shs
Market Capitalization$657.46 million
P/E Ratio20.38
Dividend Yield3.44%
Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas. 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 and portions of southern and central Maine, including the city of Portland and the Lewiston-Auburn area, as well as 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 106,100 electric customers and 83,900 natural gas customers. Unitil Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.
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Overall MarketRank

2.59 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

4th out of 243 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

1st out of 22 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.2Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$438.20 million
Cash Flow$6.40 per share
Book Value$25.22 per share


Net Income$44.20 million


Market Cap$657.46 million
Next Earnings Date2/4/2021 (Estimated)
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Unitil (NYSE:UTL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Unitil's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Unitil's stock was trading at $58.73 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, UTL shares have decreased by 25.4% and is now trading at $43.81.
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Is Unitil a buy right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Unitil in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Unitil stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Unitil?

Wall Street analysts have given Unitil a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Unitil wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Unitil's next earnings date?

Unitil is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 4th 2021.
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How were Unitil's earnings last quarter?

Unitil Co. (NYSE:UTL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 29th. The utilities provider reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.12. The utilities provider had revenue of $87.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $86 million. Unitil had a net margin of 7.69% and a return on equity of 8.42%.
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How often does Unitil pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Unitil?

Unitil declared a dividend on Thursday, December 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 1st will be given a dividend of $8.00 per share on Monday, December 21st. This represents a yield of 4.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 3rd.
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Is Unitil a good dividend stock?

Unitil pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.44%. The dividend payout ratio of Unitil is 64.94%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Unitil will have a dividend payout ratio of 61.48% next year. This indicates that Unitil will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for UTL?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Unitil's stock. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $62.00. On average, they expect Unitil's stock price to reach $56.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 29.3% from the stock's current price.
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Who are some of Unitil's key competitors?

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), The Southern (SO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walmart (WMT), AbbVie (ABBV), The Boeing (BA) and Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP).

Who are Unitil's key executives?

Unitil's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Thomas P. Meissner Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59, Pay $1.37M)
  • Mr. Laurence M. Brock, Sr. VP (Age 67, Pay $511.13k)
  • Mr. Todd R. Black, Sr. VP of External Affairs & Customer Relations (Age 57, Pay $558.33k)
  • Mr. Robert B. Hevert CFA, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 61)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Hurstak, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 41)
  • Todd R. Diggins, Investor Relations Officer
  • Ms. Sandra L. Whitney, Corp. Sec. & Sec. of the Board (Age 58)
  • Mr. George E. Long Jr., VP of Admin. - Unitil Service (Age 64)

What is Unitil's stock symbol?

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

Who are Unitil's major shareholders?

Unitil's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Boston Trust Walden Corp (2.27%) and Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.10%). Company insiders that own Unitil stock include Robert B Hevert, Thomas P Meissner Jr and Todd R Black.
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Which institutional investors are selling Unitil stock?

UTL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co..
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Which institutional investors are buying Unitil stock?

UTL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Trust Walden Corp. Company insiders that have bought Unitil stock in the last two years include Robert B Hevert, and Thomas P Meissner Jr.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Unitil's stock price today?

One share of UTL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.81.

How big of a company is Unitil?

Unitil has a market capitalization of $657.46 million and generates $438.20 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $44.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.31 on an earnings per share basis. Unitil employs 505 workers across the globe.

What is Unitil's official website?

The official website for Unitil is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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