UGI Co. (NYSE:UGI) Receives $33.50 Average Target Price from Brokerages

Shares of UGI Co. (NYSE:UGIGet Free Report) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Reduce” from the four ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. upgraded shares of UGI from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of UGI from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $28.00 to $27.00 in a research report on Monday, August 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. TheStreet downgraded shares of UGI from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Mizuho decreased their target price on UGI from $33.00 to $29.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, September 11th.

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Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of UGI. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of UGI by 165.4% in the fourth quarter. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC now owns 690 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $26,000 after acquiring an additional 430 shares in the last quarter. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC lifted its holdings in UGI by 189.8% in the 1st quarter. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC now owns 742 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $26,000 after purchasing an additional 486 shares in the last quarter. ICA Group Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in UGI in the 4th quarter worth approximately $29,000. Fifth Third Bancorp grew its holdings in UGI by 75.5% during the 1st quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 872 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $30,000 after buying an additional 375 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Salem Investment Counselors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of UGI during the second quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Institutional investors own 81.53% of the company’s stock.

UGI Stock Up 3.8 %

UGI stock opened at $22.51 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $4.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.14, a P/E/G ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.56, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a current ratio of 0.98. The business’s 50-day moving average is $22.14 and its two-hundred day moving average is $25.03. UGI has a fifty-two week low of $20.19 and a fifty-two week high of $43.19.

UGI Announces Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.66%. UGI’s payout ratio is -20.89%.

UGI Company Profile

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UGI Corporation, through its subsidiaries, distributes, stores, transports, and markets energy products and related services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: AmeriGas Propane, UGI International, Midstream & Marketing, and UGI Utilities. It distributes propane to approximately 1.3 million residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural, and wholesale customers through 1,400 propane distribution locations.

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