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NYSE:UTLUnitil Stock Price, Forecast & News

$48.24
-0.97 (-1.97 %)
(As of 06/4/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$47.64
Now: $48.24
$49.27
50-Day Range
$44.87
MA: $49.27
$54.99
52-Week Range
$39.33
Now: $48.24
$65.76
Volume70,428 shs
Average Volume60,376 shs
Market Capitalization$721.67 million
P/E Ratio21.83
Dividend Yield3.05%
Beta0.18
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 105,600 electric customers and 82,700 natural gas customers. Unitil Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.16 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP91325910
Phone603-772-0775

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$438.20 million
Cash Flow$5.68 per share
Book Value$25.22 per share

Profitability

Net Income$44.20 million

Miscellaneous

Employees520
Market Cap$721.67 million
Next Earnings Date7/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Unitil (NYSE:UTL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Unitil's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (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 shares have decreased by 17.9% and is now trading at $48.24. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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.

When is Unitil's next earnings date?

Unitil is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Unitil.

How were Unitil's earnings last quarter?

Unitil Co. (NYSE:UTL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 30th. The utilities provider reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.06. The utilities provider had revenue of $130.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $160 million. Unitil had a return on equity of 8.73% and a net margin of 7.90%. View Unitil's earnings history.

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

Unitil announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share on Friday, May 29th. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 14th. View Unitil's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for UTL?

2 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Unitil's shares. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $62.00. On average, they expect Unitil's share price to reach $57.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.2% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Unitil.

Has Unitil been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about UTL stock have trended very positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public 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 3.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutUnitil.

Are investors shorting Unitil?

Unitil saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 191,200 shares, an increase of 10.9% from the April 30th total of 172,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 76,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's stock are short sold. View Unitil's Current Options Chain.

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), Southern (SO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), Walmart (WMT), Exxon Mobil (XOM), AbbVie (ABBV) and Boeing (BA).

Who are Unitil's key executives?

Unitil's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Thomas P. Meissner Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Laurence M. Brock, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 65)
  • Mr. Mark H. Collin, Sr. VP & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Todd R. Black, Sr. VP (Age 55)
  • Ms. Christine L. Vaughan, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 52)

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.00%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (4.80%), Aristotle Capital Boston LLC (3.75%), State Street Corp (2.59%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.86%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.42%). View institutional ownership trends for Unitil.

Which major investors are selling Unitil stock?

UTL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., First Trust Advisors LP, Morgan Stanley, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, BlackRock Inc., Aperio Group LLC, UBS Group AG, and AQR Capital Management LLC. View insider buying and selling activity for Unitil.

Which major investors are buying Unitil stock?

UTL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Trust Walden Corp, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, Advisor Group Holdings Inc., Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., Strs Ohio, Principal Financial Group Inc., and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Unitil's stock price today?

One share of UTL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.24.

How big of a company is Unitil?

Unitil has a market capitalization of $721.67 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 520 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 6/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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