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Unitil - UTL Stock Forecast, Price & News

$56.75
+0.32 (+0.57%)
(As of 08/15/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$55.56
$57.12
50-Day Range
$51.65
$61.00
52-Week Range
$40.53
$61.10
Volume
68,113 shs
Average Volume
68,691 shs
Market Capitalization
$909.99 million
P/E Ratio
22.00
Dividend Yield
2.76%
Price Target
$50.00

Unitil MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Reduce
1.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
11.9% Downside
$50.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.81% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.92%
From $2.60 to $2.78 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

1.93 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

67th out of 88 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

16th out of 20 stocks

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About Unitil (NYSE:UTL) Stock

Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas. It operates through three segments: Utility Electric Operations, Utility Gas 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 107,700 electric customers and 86,600 natural gas customers. Unitil Corporation was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Unitil Stock Up 0.6 %

UTL Stock opened at $56.75 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $909.99 million, a P/E ratio of 22.00, a P/E/G ratio of 3.07 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.83. Unitil has a 1-year low of $40.53 and a 1-year high of $61.10. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $55.99 and a 200-day moving average price of $53.33.

Unitil (NYSE:UTL - Get Rating) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.15. Unitil had a net margin of 7.73% and a return on equity of 9.00%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Unitil will post 2.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Unitil Announces Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be given a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 11th. Unitil's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 60.47%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on UTL. StockNews.com downgraded Unitil from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, May 31st. Bank of America cut shares of Unitil from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $53.00 to $50.00 in a report on Friday, July 22nd.

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UTL Stock News Headlines

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UTL Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/27 Dividend
5/12/2022
Dividend Payable
5/27/2022
Last Earnings
8/02/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/26 Dividend
8/11/2022
Today
8/16/2022
Dividend Payable
8/26/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Electric & other services combined
Sub-Industry
Electric Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
91325910
Employees
508
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-11.9%
Consensus Rating
Reduce
Rating Score (0-4)
1.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$36.10 million
Pretax Margin
9.95%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$473.30 million
Cash Flow
$6.02 per share
Book Value
$28.06 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
15,766,000
Market Cap
$909.99 million
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.39

Key Executives

  • Mr. Thomas P. Meissner Jr. (Age 60)
    Chairman, Pres & CEO
    Comp: $1.23M
  • Mr. Robert B. Hevert CFA (Age 61)
    Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer
    Comp: $602.39k
  • Mr. Justin Eisfeller (Age 55)
    VP & CTO
    Comp: $403.79k
  • Mr. Todd R. Black (Age 58)
    Sr. VP of External Affairs & Customer Relations
    Comp: $461.64k
  • Mr. Daniel J. Hurstak (Age 41)
    Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
  • Todd R. Diggins
    Investor Relations Officer
  • Ms. Sandra L. Whitney (Age 59)
    Corp. Sec.
  • Mr. George E. Long Jr. (Age 65)
    VP of Admin. - Unitil Service













UTL Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Unitil stock right now?

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Unitil in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "sell" UTL shares.
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What is Unitil's stock price forecast for 2022?

1 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Unitil's stock. Their UTL share price forecasts range from $50.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $50.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.9%.
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How have UTL shares performed in 2022?

Unitil's stock was trading at $45.99 at the beginning of the year. Since then, UTL shares have increased by 23.4% and is now trading at $56.75.
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When is Unitil's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 1st 2022.
View our UTL earnings forecast
.

How were Unitil's earnings last quarter?

Unitil Co. (NYSE:UTL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.15. Unitil had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.00% and a net margin of 7.73%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 EPS.

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

Unitil announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share on Friday, August 26th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 11th.
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Is Unitil a good dividend stock?

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.76%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 8 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 60.47%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UTL will have a dividend payout ratio of 56.12% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for UTL.

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

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

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), Southern (SO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walmart (WMT), AbbVie (ABBV), 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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.64%), Aristotle Capital Boston LLC (3.05%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (2.13%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.80%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (1.77%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.48%). Insiders that own company stock include Robert B Hevert, Thomas P Meissner Jr and Todd R Black.
View institutional ownership trends
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How do I buy shares of Unitil?

Shares of UTL stock 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 $56.75.

How much money does Unitil make?

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) has a market capitalization of $909.99 million and generates $473.30 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $36.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.58 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Unitil have?

The company employs 508 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Unitil?

Unitil's mailing address is 6 LIBERTY LANE WEST, HAMPTON NH, 03842. The official website for the company is www.unitil.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (603) 772-0775, via email at investorrelations@unitil.com, or via fax at 603-773-6605.

This page (NYSE:UTL) was last updated on 8/16/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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