UNITIL (NYSE:UTL) is set to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, February 1st. Analysts expect UNITIL to post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter.
Shares of UNITIL (NYSE:UTL) opened at $43.49 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $640.38, a PE ratio of 21.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.64 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 0.56 and a quick ratio of 0.53. UNITIL has a 12-month low of $43.03 and a 12-month high of $52.84.
Several analysts have commented on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $47.00 price objective on shares of UNITIL in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Janney Montgomery Scott raised shares of UNITIL to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of UNITIL from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of UNITIL in a research report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $49.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.00.
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Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company. The Company’s principal business is the local distribution of electricity in the southeastern seacoast and state capital regions of New Hampshire and the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts and the local distribution of 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.
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