Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
United Utilities Group Plc LSE:UU. London Ordinary Share GB00B39J2M42 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  17.20 1.99% 881.80 882.40 883.00 887.00 851.80 855.00 2,101,032 16:35:11
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Gas Water & Utilities 1,859.3 303.2 15.7 56.2 6,013

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Sold at 949 a few weeks ago, and looking to get back a little lower!
In at 862 for income.
UU dividends questionable if Regulator gets tough
Looks like they are being dropped in the morning for a pm accumulation across the pond......interesting.
Looking at UU again with an idea to write a put option at perhaps around the 840 level. Not very positive on the economic outlook but this may be safer than some. Any views from the holders here?
It’s happening with my NG, SSE as well for some reason beyond me utilities seem to be out of favour
Only thing of note seems to be the sale of Tallinn Water
This is some fall going on, anybody know why?
I have held these for about 20yrs, I went through a phase of trading them but gave up on that when some of my other trades went pear shaped. Now I just hold them and count the yield.
wad collector
Been a decent divi payer over the years which underpins the share price to some extent. My buys have been at 722p and 800p and 900p but I have paid 1062p too which didn't seem bad at the time but when I look back since it was rather eye-watering.
Nudging over a 6 month high today, bit like the reservoirs. Still about 10% off the pre-covid highs but I think most of us will be happy with the share price performance, though the sector will always be vulnerable to political factors. Ultimately it is a pretty low tech sector with a strange supply and demand curves; if supply falls because the weather is drier , then demand rises and vice versa. But there is not much scope for increasing the prices during a period of increased demand. Imagine the politics of that!
wad collector
Xd 14.4p today
wad collector
I see yesterday that some of the board were handed out £3M worth of shares , subject to unspecified targets over the next 3 yrs. I get the concept , but what I really object to is the absence of downside to the board from these sort of arrangements. I think that there should be corollary arrangements that they should have to pay a penalty if reasonable targets are not met , which is the situation that shareholders effectively face. Sorry if I sound like Corbyn.
wad collector
Half yr report out , does not look anything unexpected at a glance. I am bemused by the focus on branding. Might be relevant if people shopped around for their water supplier , but can't see much choice on my bill! At least they are not about to spend £10M on a rebranding exercise. I hope. C'mon guys , keep pumping that water and pump the share price up to a tenner again... Out of interest (perhaps) here is a 23 yr chart for UU free stock charts from
wad collector
I just cast an experienced eye over the level of puddles in my garden. Or....hxxps:// Now slightly higher than the annual average I see.
wad collector
Where do you get the data from of how full the reservoirs are?
I missed this last week; 24 September 2020 UNITED UTILITIES TRADING UPDATE United Utilities announces the following trading update ahead of its half year results on 25 November 2020. Current trading is in line with the group's expectations for the six months ending 30 September 2020. COVID-19 Our focus throughout the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be on supporting customers in the provision of essential services whilst protecting our colleagues. Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to supply drinking water, take away wastewater and carry out essential repairs for over 3 million households in the North West. We have also acted swiftly to support customers who are struggling to pay their bills through our extensive financial assistance schemes. Increasing numbers of vulnerable customers are being supported through our Priority Services scheme. Operational performance Operational performance in the first half of the year is on track against our AMP7 plan, notwithstanding the pandemic, and we continue to target net outcome delivery incentive (ODI) outperformance for the full year 2020/21. We have been able to accelerate our capital expenditure profile for AMP7 (compared with the assumed profile in the final determination) to deliver benefits earlier than would otherwise be the case, as was successfully achieved in AMP6. Strong environment, social and governance (ESG) credentials Earlier in September, we were pleased to be recognised for our approach to sustainability: we are one of only eight UK listed companies to be included in the Global Challenges Index (GCX) that recognises the top 50 companies worldwide for their approach to sustainability; and we achieved 11(th) position in EcoAct's FTSE100 leaderboard for how we report our sustainability performance. Also in the month, we launched an investor guide(1) to our long-standing commitment to ESG, detailing key achievements to date and our ambitions for the future. Financials Cash collection from our household customer base has been consistent with the targets that we set before the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we anticipate bad debt may increase as government support schemes come to an end, we secured early agreement during the pandemic to extend our social tariff and this, combined with our extensive range of financial assistance schemes, underpins our confidence in the adequacy of the provision we made at the March 2020 year end. Group revenue is expected to be lower than the first half of last year, largely reflecting our allowed regulatory revenue changes and lower consumption from businesses as a result of COVID-19, partly offset by higher consumption from households. Overall, the net reduction in revenue in the first half of the year is expected to be around 5 per cent. Underlying operating profit for the first half of 2020/21 is expected to be lower than the first half of 2019/20 largely reflecting the lower revenue and an anticipated moderate increase in infrastructure renewals expenditure (IRE). The rate of inflation that is applied to the group's index-linked debt is lower for the first half of the year and we therefore expect the underlying net finance expense for the first half of 2020/21 to be around GBP30 million lower than the first half of last year. As the company continues to invest in its asset base we expect a small increase in group net debt at 30 September 2020 compared with the position as at 31 March 2020. O
wad collector
Good to see that the drought worries are receeding 19th July 2020 levels 73.7% full , annual average is 77.5% The share price graph is looking more like a millpond than a surfing beach...
wad collector
Thanks Salty. I concur and would even go as far as saying that today's 43p fall is just a drop in the ocean. I assume there is a DRIP dividend?
Don’t worry about this morning’s drop. It’s Ex-D day today. Pay Date is 3 August. Salty
Reservoirs down to 61.4% (average year 84.5)and there is hopefully still a lot of summer ahead . Sp,in contrast, moved to a post Covid high. £10 beckons.
wad collector
Just checking the UU reservoir levels , 73% full ,average yr 87.5% It does show how poor our infrastructure is , that after the wettest winter on record , we have emptied a quarter of the reservoirs and summer has barely begun ,. ( or perhaps it has almost finished?) Surely no Government will risk reducing water infrastructure investment? OK that is a naive statement. In comparison , Severn Trent was 85% full last week at same point , South West Water 84%
wad collector
Mach100. LOL . I wash my hands a hundred times a day now :-). I want to invest in whatever company owns that Norwegian hand cream :-). Regards
I think there is already an agreement in place for 5 years with the regulator. Some political pressure could be brought to bear but the Water companies could offset by cutting back on investment in infrastructure. There certainly might have to be some water rationing as all this handwringing will see a massive spike in demand.
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