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How to buy UNITIL Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in UNITIL Corporation stock.

UNITIL Corporation is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. UNITIL Corporation shares (UTL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. UNITIL Corporation employs 527 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $595.3 million.

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UNITIL Corporation stock price (NYSE: UTL)

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UNITIL Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-09-27.
Latest market close$43.88
52-week range$43.32 - $59.68
50-day moving average $48.97
200-day moving average $52.64
Wall St. target price$52.33
PE ratio 16.3667
Dividend yield $1.59 (3.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.70

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Is it a good time to buy UNITIL Corporation stock?

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UNITIL Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $43.88 from 2023-09-27

1 week (2023-09-21) -5.96%
1 month (2023-08-28) -7.45%
3 months (2023-06-28) -13.50%
6 months (2023-03-28) -21.26%
1 year (2022-09-26) -10.17%
2 years (2021-09-28) 0.73%
3 years (2020-09-28) 16.92%
5 years (2018-09-28) 46.4851

Is UNITIL Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing UNITIL Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of UNITIL Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

UNITIL Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $595.3 million
Operating margin TTM 14.27%
Gross profit TTM $169 million
Return on assets TTM 3.38%
Return on equity TTM 9.13%
Profit margin 7.27%
Book value $30.09
Market Capitalization $711.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

UNITIL Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 59.44% of net profits

Recently UNITIL Corporation has paid out, on average, around 59.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), UNITIL Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In UNITIL Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.59 per share.

UNITIL Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

UNITIL Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 27 August 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have UNITIL Corporation's shares ever split?

UNITIL Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 December 1992. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your UNITIL Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for UNITIL Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted UNITIL Corporation's share price.

UNITIL Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, UNITIL Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.3167 up to $59.6768. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UTL.US volatility(beta: 0.52)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while UNITIL Corporation's is 0.5169. This would suggest that UNITIL Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

UNITIL Corporation overview

Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas. It operates through two segments, Utility Electric Operations, Utility Gas Operations. 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 electricity and natural gas 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 real estate management services. It serves approximately 108,100 electric customers and 87,500 natural gas customers. Unitil Corporation was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of UNITIL Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.843% of UNITIL Corporation shares are held by insiders and 75.285% by institutions.
How many people work for UNITIL Corporation?
Latest data suggests 527 work at UNITIL Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for UNITIL Corporation?
UNITIL Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is UNITIL Corporation based?
UNITIL Corporation's address is: 6 Liberty Lane West, Hampton, NH, United States, 03842-1720
What is UNITIL Corporation's ISIN number?
UNITIL Corporation's international securities identification number is: US9132591077
What is UNITIL Corporation's CUSIP number?
UNITIL Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 913259107

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