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United Utilities is a stock to watch!

By Mark Howitt | Thursday 28 August 2014

Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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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