UGI Corporation moved up 5.13 after [UGI] Declares Common Dividend

UGI Corporation [NYSE: UGI] closed the trading session at $33.20 on 07/21/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $31.96, while the highest price level was $33.37. In a most recent announcement, the company reported that it has declared quarterly dividends to its common stock shareholders.

The Board of Directors of the company made the decision of declaring the dividends to the shareholders of record as of September 15, 2020. The shareholders would receive a per-share dividend of $0.33 for owning each common stock. UGI plans to pay dividends to the shareholders on October 1, 2020. The company highlighted that it has paid common share dividends for 136 consecutive years and has increased its dividends each year during the last 33 years.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -26.48 percent and weekly performance of 5.06 percent. The stock has been moved at -24.68 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 3.17 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 21.61 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.36M shares, UGI reached to a volume of 971235 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about UGI Corporation [UGI]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for UGI shares is $43.75 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on UGI stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Barclays have made an estimate for UGI Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal Weight, with their previous recommendation back on July 16, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 05, 2019, representing the official price target for UGI Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $58, while BofA/Merrill analysts kept a Buy rating on UGI stock. On February 25, 2019, analysts increased their price target for UGI shares from 62 to 63.

The Average True Range (ATR) for UGI Corporation is set at 1.21, with the Price to Sales ratio for UGI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.00. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.70, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.46. Price to Free Cash Flow for UGI in the course of the last twelve months was 93.51 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.

UGI stock trade performance evaluation

UGI Corporation [UGI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.06. With this latest performance, UGI shares gained by 3.17% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -24.68% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -33.59% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for UGI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.00, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.02, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.08 for UGI Corporation [UGI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 31.83, while it was recorded at 32.59 for the last single week of trading, and 37.44 for the last 200 days.

UGI Corporation [UGI]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and UGI Corporation [UGI] shares currently have an operating margin of +12.89 and a Gross Margin at +39.43. UGI Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.50.

Return on Total Capital for UGI is now 9.86, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.94. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 6.83, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.02. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, UGI Corporation [UGI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 172.90. Additionally, UGI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 63.36, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 49.45. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 151.41, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 55.48.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, UGI Corporation [UGI] managed to generate an average of $20,016 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 10.29 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.58.UGI Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for UGI Corporation [UGI] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, UGI Corporation posted 0.13/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.19/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -31.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for UGI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for UGI Corporation go to 10.60%.

UGI Corporation [UGI]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $5,322 million, or 85.70% of UGI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UGI stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 23,362,081, which is approximately 2.814% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 21,149,091 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $667.89 million in UGI stocks shares; and WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, currently with $522.87 million in UGI stock with ownership of nearly -21.46% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in UGI Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 196 institutional holders increased their position in UGI Corporation [NYSE:UGI] by around 18,694,493 shares. Additionally, 246 investors decreased positions by around 15,504,184 shares, while 94 investors held positions by with 134,312,451 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 168,511,128 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UGI stock had 53 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,856,128 shares, while 94 institutional investors sold positions of 2,275,125 shares during the same period.

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