Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) shares saw strong trading volume on Monday . 1,458,319 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 2% from the previous session’s volume of 1,481,880 shares.The stock last traded at $46.47 and had previously closed at $46.60.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on UL shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a report on Friday, May 6th. Liberum Capital restated a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a report on Wednesday, May 25th. Morgan Stanley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. Numis Securities Ltd lowered shares of Unilever plc from an “add” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Unilever plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.00.

The stock has a market cap of $132.12 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.43. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $46.37 and a 200-day moving average of $44.88.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of UL. Beacon Financial Group raised its stake in Unilever plc by 8.6% in the fourth quarter. Beacon Financial Group now owns 43,565 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,905,000 after buying an additional 3,466 shares during the last quarter. Russell Frank Co raised its stake in Unilever plc by 75.6% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 57,517 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,516,000 after buying an additional 24,755 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in Unilever plc by 12.5% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 147,161 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,346,000 after buying an additional 16,400 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its stake in Unilever plc by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 77,391 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,130,000 after buying an additional 3,127 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BOKF NA raised its stake in Unilever plc by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. BOKF NA now owns 44,432 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,916,000 after buying an additional 1,139 shares during the last quarter.

Unilever PLC is a supplier of food, home and personal care products. The Company’s portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, soaps, shampoos and household care products. The Company operates through four segments: Personal Care, Foods, Home Care and Refreshment. The Personal Care segment includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products.

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