The Unilever plc (UL) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

The Unilever plc (UL) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

UL has been the subject of several recent research reports. Seaport Global Securities lowered their price objective on shares of Unilever plc from $28.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Monday, April 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Friday, March 24th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Tuesday, March 28th. Macquarie began coverage on Unilever plc in a research note on Friday, March 17th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, Barclays PLC upgraded Unilever plc from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 25th.

Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $36.00.

Unilever plc (UL) opened at 56.41 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $52.76 and a 200-day moving average of $46.02. Unilever plc has a 52 week low of $38.58 and a 52 week high of $56.43. The stock has a market cap of $160.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.90 and a beta of 0.82. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 7th. Investors of record on Friday, May 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.383 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 3rd. This is a boost from Unilever plc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. This represents a $1.53 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.72%.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 82,763 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,368,000 after buying an additional 1,494 shares in the last quarter. Richard C. Young & CO. LTD. raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Richard C. Young & CO. LTD. now owns 222,912 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,073,000 after buying an additional 3,123 shares in the last quarter. Guardian Capital Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 12.4% in the fourth quarter. Guardian Capital Advisors LP now owns 69,345 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,858,000 after buying an additional 7,674 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 0.7% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,305,130 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,264,000 after buying an additional 16,682 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BB&T Corp raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 0.9% in the third quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 530,154 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,129,000 after buying an additional 4,688 shares in the last quarter. 8.60% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors. About Unilever plc

Unilever PLC is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, which primarily includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products; Foods, which primarily includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads; Home Care, which primarily includes sales of home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars and a range of cleaning products, and Refreshment, which primarily includes sales of ice cream and tea-based beverages.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “UL”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”}); Receive News & Ratings for Unilever plc Daily – Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts’ ratings for Unilever plc and related companies with MarketBeat.com’s FREE daily email newsletter.

Unilever PLC is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, which primarily includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products; Foods, which primarily includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads; Home Care, which primarily includes sales of home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars and a range of cleaning products, and Refreshment, which primarily includes sales of ice cream and tea-based beverages.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “UL”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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