UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI) Director Anne Pol sold 6,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.92, for a total transaction of $357,210.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 7,952 shares in the company, valued at approximately $420,819.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Anne Pol also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, June 10th, Anne Pol sold 2,421 shares of UGI stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.94, for a total transaction of $128,167.74.

UGI stock traded up $0.47 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $52.97. The company had a trading volume of 765,480 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,158,268. The firm has a market cap of $9.17 billion, a PE ratio of 19.33, a P/E/G ratio of 2.71 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.23. UGI Corp has a fifty-two week low of $48.72 and a fifty-two week high of $59.31.

UGI (NYSE:UGI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 6th. The utilities provider reported $1.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.56 by ($0.13). The company had revenue of $2.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.59 billion. UGI had a net margin of 5.14% and a return on equity of 10.31%. Equities analysts anticipate that UGI Corp will post 2.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.27%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 13th. This is a positive change from UGI’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. UGI’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.96%.

UGI has been the topic of several research reports. UBS Group upgraded shares of UGI from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 25th. ValuEngine lowered shares of UGI from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. Bank of America upgraded shares of UGI from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Barclays reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of UGI in a research note on Thursday, April 4th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of UGI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $54.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Friday, April 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $58.00.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc grew its position in UGI by 1.3% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 17,941,400 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $995,389,000 after acquiring an additional 232,308 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. grew its position in UGI by 10.6% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 24,839 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $1,325,000 after acquiring an additional 2,382 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning grew its position in UGI by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Creative Planning now owns 12,254 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $654,000 after acquiring an additional 209 shares in the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. grew its position in UGI by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 107,725 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $5,747,000 after acquiring an additional 5,295 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. grew its position in UGI by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 6,685 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $357,000 after acquiring an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.68% of the company’s stock.

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About UGI

UGI Corporation 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 1.7 million residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural, and wholesale customers through 1,900 propane distribution locations; and sells, installs, and services propane appliances, including heating systems and propane-powered generators.

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