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NYSE:UTL - Unitil Stock Price, Forecast & News

-3.48 (-5.57 %)
(As of 02/28/2020 05:10 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $59.00
50-Day Range
MA: $62.96
52-Week Range
Now: $59.00
Volume70,100 shs
Average Volume59,646 shs
Market Capitalization$880.93 million
P/E Ratio19.87
Dividend Yield2.40%
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$438.20 million
Cash Flow$5.49 per share
Book Value$25.22 per share


Net Income$44.20 million


Market Cap$880.93 million
Next Earnings Date4/23/2020 (Estimated)

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Unitil (NYSE:UTL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Unitil's stock symbol?

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

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

Unitil declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 29th. Investors of record on Friday, February 14th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share on Friday, February 28th. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 13th. This is a positive change from Unitil's previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. View Unitil's Dividend History.

How were Unitil's earnings last quarter?

Unitil Co. (NYSE:UTL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 30th. The utilities provider reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.77. The utilities provider earned $116.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $128 million. Unitil had a return on equity of 9.22% and a net margin of 10.09%. View Unitil's Earnings History.

When is Unitil's next earnings date?

Unitil is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 23rd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Unitil.

What price target have analysts set for UTL?

1 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Unitil's stock. Their forecasts range from $59.79 to $59.79. On average, they anticipate Unitil's stock price to reach $59.79 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Unitil.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Unitil?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Unitil in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Unitil.

Has Unitil been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about UTL stock have trended negative this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 -2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Unitil.

Are investors shorting Unitil?

Unitil saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 82,800 shares, an increase of 26.8% from the January 15th total of 65,300 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 57,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 0.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. 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), Verizon Communications (VZ), Altria Group (MO), Southern (SO), Walmart (WMT), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), AbbVie (ABBV) and Boeing (BA).

Who are Unitil's key executives?

Unitil's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Unitil's major shareholders?

Unitil's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Renaissance Technologies LLC (6.28%), State Street Corp (2.62%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.60%), Tributary Capital Management LLC (1.39%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.35%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.17%). 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 Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Foundry Partners LLC, Stifel Financial Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Tributary Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unitil.

Which major investors are buying Unitil stock?

UTL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Principal Financial Group Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC, Raymond James & Associates, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., State Street Corp, Bank of Montreal Can and California Public Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling 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 $59.00.

How big of a company is Unitil?

Unitil has a market capitalization of $880.93 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.View Additional Information About Unitil.

What is Unitil's official website?

The official website for Unitil is http://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]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Unitil (NYSE UTL)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  305 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  341 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  646
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Unitil and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UTL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UTL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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