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NYSE:UTLUnitil Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.29 (+0.70 %)
(As of 08/13/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $41.94
50-Day Range
MA: $44.51
52-Week Range
Now: $41.94
Volume44,200 shs
Average Volume68,727 shs
Market Capitalization$628.97 million
P/E Ratio19.51
Dividend Yield3.58%
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: 3.0Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.01 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$438.20 million
Cash Flow$5.66 per share
Book Value$25.22 per share


Net Income$44.20 million


Market Cap$628.97 million
Next Earnings Date10/22/2020 (Estimated)
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Unitil (NYSE:UTL) Frequently Asked Questions

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. Since then, UTL shares have decreased by 28.6% and is now trading at $41.94.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Unitil?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Unitil in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Unitil's next earnings date?

Unitil is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 22nd 2020.
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How were Unitil's earnings last quarter?

Unitil Co. (NYSE:UTL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 30th. The utilities provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. The utilities provider earned $83.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $81 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.375 per share on Friday, August 28th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 13th.
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What price target have analysts set for UTL?

3 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Unitil's stock. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate Unitil's stock price to reach $56.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 35.1% from the stock's current price.
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Has Unitil been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about UTL stock have been trending negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news 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 media sentiment score of -2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting Unitil?

Unitil saw a increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 179,900 shares, an increase of 37.4% from the June 15th total of 130,900 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 69,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.6 days. Approximately 1.2% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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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), 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (4.93%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.12%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (1.48%), Tributary Capital Management LLC (1.45%), Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC (1.02%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.94%).
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Which major investors are selling Unitil stock?

UTL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Globeflex Capital L P, Foundry Partners LLC, Ziegler Capital Management LLC, UBS Group AG, and New York State Common Retirement Fund.
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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, Principal Financial Group Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Tributary Capital Management LLC, North Star Investment Management Corp., and First Trust Advisors LP.
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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 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 $41.94.

How big of a company is Unitil?

Unitil has a market capitalization of $628.97 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 8/14/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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