Unitil Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.32 (+0.61 %)
(As of 07/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume32,563 shs
Average Volume103,972 shs
Market Capitalization$792.92 million
P/E Ratio22.05
Dividend Yield2.90%
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About Unitil

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 107,100 electric customers and 85,600 natural gas customers. Unitil Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.


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Overall MarketRank

1.77 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

121st out of 578 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

25th out of 54 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.5Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Unitil (NYSE:UTL) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Unitil a buy right now?

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

Wall Street analysts have given Unitil a "Sell" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Unitil wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Unitil?

Unitil saw a decrease in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totaling 405,100 shares, a decrease of 29.1% from the May 31st total of 571,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 156,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.6 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Unitil's next earnings date?

Unitil is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 3rd 2021.
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How can I listen to Unitil's earnings call?

Unitil will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 3rd at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 404-537-3406 with passcode "9579685".

How were Unitil's earnings last quarter?

Unitil Co. (NYSE:UTL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 4th. The utilities provider reported $1.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.06. The utilities provider earned $138.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $161 million. Unitil had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.22% and a net margin of 8.41%.
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How has Unitil's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Unitil's stock was trading at $58.73 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, UTL stock has decreased by 10.3% and is now trading at $52.71.
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How often does Unitil pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Unitil?

Unitil announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 14th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share on Friday, May 28th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 13th.
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Is Unitil a good dividend stock?

Unitil pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.90%. Unitil does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Unitil is 70.70%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Unitil will have a dividend payout ratio of 58.46% 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?

1 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Unitil's shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $49.00. On average, they expect Unitil's stock price to reach $49.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.0%.
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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 $1.19M)
  • Mr. Robert B. Hevert CFA, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 60, Pay $420.65k)
  • Mr. Laurence M. Brock, Sr. VP (Age 67, Pay $524.65k)
  • Mr. Todd R. Black, Sr. VP of External Affairs & Customer Relations (Age 57, Pay $429.45k)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Hurstak, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 40)
  • Todd R. Diggins, Investor Relations Officer
  • Ms. Sandra L. Whitney, Corp. Sec. (Age 58)
  • Mr. George E. Long Jr., VP of Admin. - Unitil Service (Age 64)

What is Bob Schoenberger's approval rating as Unitil's CEO?

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

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).

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.07%) and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.04%). Company insiders that own Unitil stock include Robert B Hevert, Thomas P Meissner Jr and Todd R Black.
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Which major investors are buying Unitil stock?

UTL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. 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.
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What is Unitil's stock price today?

One share of UTL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.71.

How much money does Unitil make?

Unitil has a market capitalization of $792.92 million and generates $418.60 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $32.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.15 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Unitil have?

Unitil employs 506 workers across the globe.

What is Unitil's official website?

The official website for Unitil is www.unitil.com.

Where are Unitil's headquarters?

Unitil is headquartered at 6 LIBERTY LANE WEST, HAMPTON NH, 03842.

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 7/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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