How to buy United Utilities Group shares

United Utilities Group shares have fallen -0.72% from their previous closing price (1034.5p). Learn how to easily invest in United Utilities Group shares.

United Utilities Group PLC (UU) is a publicly traded utilities - regulated water business based in the UK which employs around 6,000 staff. United Utilities Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 1034.5p is 0.3% up on its price a month ago (1031.5p).

How to buy shares in United Utilities Group

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  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: UU in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Alternative ways to invest in United Utilities Group

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including United Utilities Group), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

United Utilities Group is a major part of the London stock exchange, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Is it a good time to buy United Utilities Group stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

Use our graph to track the performance of UU stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, United Utilities Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 883.238 up to 1122.322. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while United Utilities Group's is 0.405. This would suggest that United Utilities Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1034.5

1 week (2024-02-15)-0.81%
1 month (2024-01-23)0.29%
3 months (2023-11-23)-6.68%
6 months (2023-08-23)12.30%
1 year (2023-02-23)1.32%
2 years (2022-02-23)2.12%
3 years (2021-02-23)17.08%
5 years (2019-02-21)21.31%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is United Utilities Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the United Utilities Group P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

United Utilities Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5704.607. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into United Utilities Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider United Utilities Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

United Utilities Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £857.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a United Utilities Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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