22.89% to Target, JP Morgan Cazenove Maintains “Overweight” Rating for United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) Stock; Middleby (MIDD) Sentiment Is 1.05

December 7, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

The broker have set target of GBX 1000.00 on United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) shares. This is 22.89% from the last stock close. In a research report sent to clients and investors on 7 December, JP Morgan Cazenove maintained their “Overweight” rating on shares of UU.

The Middleby Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The company has market cap of $7.04 billion. The Company’s Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group segment offers cooking and warming equipment for quick-service restaurants, full-service restaurants, convenience stores, retail outlets, hotels, and other institutions. It has a 23.66 P/E ratio. This segment provides conveyor, combi, convection, baking, proofing, deck, speed cooking, and hydrovection ovens; and ranges, fryers, rethermalizers, steam cooking equipment, warming equipment, heated cabinets, charbroilers, ventless cooking systems, kitchen ventilation, induction cooking equipment, countertop cooking equipment, toasters, professional refrigerators, blast chillers, coldrooms, ice machines, freezers, and beverage dispensing equipment.

Among 19 analysts covering United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. United Utilities Group PLC has GBX 2210 highest and GBX 788 lowest target. GBX 1017.29’s average target is 25.05% above currents GBX 813.5 stock price. United Utilities Group PLC had 123 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 11 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Morgan Stanley. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 21 by Credit Suisse. The stock of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 6. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, February 6 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, March 17. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral/Neutral” on Friday, August 21. On Monday, June 13 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of UU in report on Wednesday, January 18 with “Equal Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, July 7 with “Underweight”.

United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 5.55 billion GBP. It is also involved in renewable energy generation, corporate trustee, and property management activities; and the provision of consulting and project management services. It has a 12.81 P/E ratio. The firm operates 43,000 kilometers of pipes; 77,000 km of sewerage pipes; 567 wastewater treatment works; and 91 water treatment works.

The stock increased 0.49% or GBX 4 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 813.5. About 614,635 shares traded. United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The stock increased 1.51% or $1.87 during the last trading session, reaching $125.99. About 643,490 shares traded or 8.71% up from the average. The Middleby Corporation (MIDD) has risen 8.18% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.52% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Middleby’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Middleby, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $123.0 while the high is $157.0. The stock’s average target of $140 is 11.12% above today’s ($125.99) share price. MIDD was included in 3 notes of analysts from September 7, 2016. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 7 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 14. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Thursday, December 15.

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