Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Unilever (NYSE:UN) by 0.7% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 18,279 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 125 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Unilever were worth $858,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Unilever by 9.6% in the first quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 6,350 shares of the company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 556 shares in the last quarter. Apex Capital Management bought a new stake in shares of Unilever during the first quarter valued at approximately $739,000. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc raised its stake in shares of Unilever by 16.0% in the first quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 38,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,726,000 after buying an additional 5,320 shares in the last quarter. Buffington Mohr McNeal bought a new stake in shares of Unilever during the first quarter valued at approximately $578,000. Finally, Thomas White International Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Unilever by 1,990.5% in the first quarter. Thomas White International Ltd. now owns 347,798 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,540,000 after buying an additional 331,161 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Unilever (NYSE:UN) traded down 0.54% during trading on Friday, reaching $46.19. 1,148,871 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $46.15 and its 200-day moving average price is $45.28. Unilever has a 52 week low of $38.75 and a 52 week high of $48.00. The company has a market capitalization of $131.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.75 and a beta of 0.76.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 7th. Investors of record on Friday, August 5th were given a dividend of $0.3531 per share. This represents a $1.41 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.04%. This is an increase from Unilever’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 3rd.

UN has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Unilever from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. RBC Capital Markets lowered shares of Unilever from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Monday, August 22nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. raised shares of Unilever from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.00.

About Unilever

Unilever N.V. is a fast moving consumer goods company. The Company operates through four segments: Personal Care, Foods, Home Care and Refreshment. Its Personal Care segment includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. Its Foods segment includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads.

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