UNITIL Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

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Fiscal Quarter End: March 31, 2020  

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding UNITIL Corporation is 'Hold'. Macroaxis provides UNITIL buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding UNITIL positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of UNITIL available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from UNITIL buy-and-hold prospective. Also please take a look at UNITIL Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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For the selected time horizon UNITIL Corporation has a mean deviation of 0.6274, semi deviation of 0.9271, standard deviation of 0.8838, variance of 0.7811, downside variance of 1.23 and semi variance of 0.8595
Macroaxis provides unbiased buy or sell recommendation on UNITIL that should be used to complement current analysts and expert consensus on UNITIL Corporation. Our advice engine determines the firm potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure UNITIL is not overpriced, please validate all UNITIL fundamentals including its Price to Sales, Short Ratio, Five Year Return, as well as the relationship between Cash per Share and Total Asset . Given that UNITIL has Price to Earning of 21.13 , we advise you double-check UNITIL Corporation market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself next year given your current risk tolerance and investing horizon.

UNITIL Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

UNITIL has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
The company has 484.4 M in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 130.9 . This implies that the company may be unable to create cash to meet all of its financial commitments. UNITIL has Current Ratio of 0.73 suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due.
UNITIL CP has about 7.3 M in cash with (11.04 M) of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 0.49.
Roughly 71.0% of UNITIL outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors
On February 13, 2020 UNITIL paid $ 0.375 per share dividend to its current shareholders
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UNITIL current analysts recommendations

Target Median Price62.00
Target Mean Price62.00
Recommendation Mean3.30
Target High Price63.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions3
Target Low Price61.00

UNITIL Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.11Value At Risk1.51
Potential Upside1.28Standard Deviation0.88
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Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Blackrock IncCommon Shares1.2 M74.9 M
Renaissance Technologies LlcCommon Shares937.6 K58 M
Frontier Capital Management Co Llc 1Common Shares742 K45.9 M
Dimensional Fund Advisors LpCommon Shares570.1 K35.2 M
Aristotle Capital Boston LlcCommon Shares553.2 K34.2 M
State Street CorpCommon Shares391.8 K24.2 M
Northern Trust CorpCommon Shares293.5 K18.1 M


Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.04
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.0298

UNITIL Volatility Alert

UNITIL Corporation has relatively low volatility with skewness of -1.33 and kurtosis of 3.61. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate UNITIL Corporation to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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UNITIL Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsUNITILPeer Average
Return On Equity0.0008 (0.31) 
Return On Asset0.0002 (0.14) 
Profit Margin0.0006 (1.27) 
Operating Margin26.78 (5.51) 
Current Valuation1.4 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding14.93 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders2.52 10.09 
Shares Owned by Institutions71.04 39.21 
Number of Shares Shorted82.75 K4.71 M
Price to Earning21.13 28.72 
Price to Book2.51 9.51 
Price to Sales2.07 11.42 
Revenue447.4 M9.43 B
Gross Profit144 M27.38 B
EBITDA119.8 M3.9 B
Net Income43.79 M570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents7.3 M2.7 B
Cash per Share0.49 5.01 
Total Debt484.4 M5.32 B
Debt to Equity130.90 48.70 
Current Ratio0.74 2.16 
Book Value Per Share17.63 1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations(11.04 M)971.22 M
Short Ratio1.15 4.00 
Earnings Per Share2.94 3.12 
Price to Earnings To Growth6.11 4.89 
Number of Employees51318.84 K
Market Capitalization927.07 M19.03 B
Total Asset1.13 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings41.48 M9.33 B
Working Capital(45.3 M)1.48 B
Current Asset131.6 M9.34 B
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