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This Watery Giant's Share Price Should Float Higher with Stronger Demand as the Virus Declines

Hello Share Tasters. One of my more boring shares is United Utilities (UU.). But we all need a few run-of-the-mill investments for safety’s sake. And this water supplier is in that category. We will always need water and sewerage. In fact, water is the last thing we could stop spending money on. So water suppliers provide the ultimate defensive share. United Utilities shares have recently been moving forward but there’s still some way to go, I fancy…

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The Boys from the Wet Stuff Provide us with a Happily Defensive, if Boring, Share

Hello Share Painters. We all need a few more reliable shares in our bag. And one of the more likely to rake in a steady income for my portfolio is United Utilities (UU.), which supplies water to the North West. Nobody’s going to stop using water, are they? And water companies have a monopoly in their areas. But even water companies have been hit by the virus…

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Water, Water Everywhere and the More Cautious Investor Might Want to Drink at the United Utilities Well

Hello Share Mashers. One of the sectors which shouldn’t be too affected by the coronavirus is the utilities, those companies that supply the essential needs of electricity, gas and water. To choose a utility should leave your dividend fairly safe, while the share price should not be overly vulnerable to virus-related disasters. One of my favourite companies is United Utilities (UU.)...

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Water, Water Everywhere at United Utilities and the Profits Are Floating Up

Hello Share Peekers. The only big utility I hold now is United Utilities (UU.) in the North West. And it seems to be doing rather well in relation to its peers. The half-year numbers for Britain’s biggest water company are in and show that operating profits rose 6.5%. Consequently, the interim dividend is going up by 3.2%. The prospective yield is attractive at 4.7%...

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Water, Water Everywhere and this Useful Utility should Stay Afloat

Hello, Share Scribblers. While not generally a fan of utilities, I do keep a long-time holding of United Utilities (UU.), which manages water and sewage in the North West of England. A recent trading statement shows the company is holding up well...

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Enjoy your Bank Holiday Monday...as Jezza raises the red flag

All you can say about the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is that he is edging closer to power than even many of his supporters could ever have hoped for even in their wildest dreams.  Of course we live in strange times and almost anything currently seems to be a potential policy runner...including a completely mad plan to renationalise a bunch of different industries. 

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Three Shares Which are Not Favourites in My Christmas-time Portfolio

Hello, Share Smoochers. A day or two ago, I mentioned three ships in my personal share bag which could come sailing in on Christmas day. Or before. Now let me pick three of my babies which are not my favourites in the hectic Yule run-up…

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How Rising Temperatures Cause Some Shares to Fall - While Others Could Scorch Ahead

Hello, Share Crashers. As the torrid conditions are set to become even hotter, we should not under-estimate the heat’s effect on our portfolios. Of course, we should not relax our attention to balance sheets, past performance and the like, but those who dismiss climatic factors are misguided.

Three Shares I Will Sell Soon

Hello, Share Peckers. I’ve just recently named three of my shares I have high hopes for. So to balance the boat, I’ll now nominate a trio of not-so-hopeful members of my portfolio. Three shares that I plan to sell as soon as the market indicates the best time.

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It's Steady as She Goes for United Utilities, Probably as Reliable a Share as You Get in Crazyland

Hello, Share Poolers. We all have shares which are so steady, but lacking in big leaps forward, that we tend to leave them to it. We rarely bother to check on progress, because we know we won’t get a cheap thrill. Such a company in my bag is United Utilities (UU.). The name has become a bit out of date because where it once combined water with electricity services and telecommunications, it now concentrates on the water.

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Up the United! The Big Utility Shares Should Float Back Up

Hello Share Troopers. United Utilities Group (UU.) is Britain’s biggest water supplier. But the shares have fared worse than most this month. And while many Footsie giants have recovered after the Brexit vote, this stock which rose sharply after the vote is now dragging its feet. Yet there is no important reason to single it out as a loser, in my humble opinion.

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Is This the Most Reliable Share-Picking Method Ever?

Hello Share Plinkers. What is the most reliable way of telling if a company will keep on piling on share value and doling out ever fatter dividends? Wouldn't you like to know? Well, we all would.

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Cash in on a Company which Brings Power to the People.

Hello Share Twiddlers. When I first bought into United Utilities (UU.) energy and water prices were uncontrolled and rising. Therefore, this electricity and water supplier for the North West of England seemed to be a double golden egg – it was making a profits and, being an arch-defensive share, seemed fairly safe.

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United Utilities a Decent Buy at these Levels

You may remember me writing this article on United Utilities about a month ago. With United Utilities (UU.) shares now at 811p, on a yield of 4.45% and a PE of 7.59, the time may well have come to buy the stock. United Utilities recent trading update was broadly positive. Customer service improved and financial performance is expected to be the same as last year. The company remains confident of delivering its 2010-15 regulatory outperformance targets. 

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United Utilities is a stock to watch!

Shares in United Utilities (UU.) are currently trading at 893p on a PE ratio of 17.6 and a dividend yield of 4.03%. There are some attractive fundamental qualities about this share. It supplies a product that everyone requires, namely water. That’s about as secure a product as you can get in terms of people needing it! United Utilities has a monopoly on supplying water and waste services to all of the North West of England. It’s quite an extensive area, stretching from Cumbria to Cheshire. Its assets include 42,000 kilometres of water pipes, 76,000 of sewers, 569 wastewater treatment works, 94 water treatment works and about 56,000 hectares of water catchment land.

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