JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated their buy rating on shares of Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) in a research note published on Thursday morning.

UL has been the topic of a number of other reports. Deutsche Bank AG restated a buy rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on Unilever plc in a research report on Monday, August 22nd. They set an outperform rating on the stock. RBC Capital Markets restated a sector perform rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Sunday, July 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada cut Unilever plc from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever plc from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $51.00.

Shares of Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) traded down 0.74% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $47.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 162,400 shares. The firm has a market cap of $133.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.22 and a beta of 0.70. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $46.82 and its 200 day moving average price is $46.04. Unilever plc has a one year low of $39.13 and a one year high of $48.97.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 7th. Investors of record on Friday, August 5th were issued a $0.348 dividend. This represents a $1.39 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.93%. This is a boost from Unilever plc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 3rd.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of UL. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in Unilever plc by 17.2% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 2,446 shares of the company’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 359 shares during the period. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC raised its position in Unilever plc by 69.1% in the second quarter. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,537 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 1,037 shares during the period. Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc. CA raised its position in Unilever plc by 112.5% in the second quarter. Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc. CA now owns 2,550 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 1,350 shares during the period. Integrated Wealth Management raised its position in Unilever plc by 0.7% in the second quarter. Integrated Wealth Management now owns 2,601 shares of the company’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the period. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its position in Unilever plc by 166.4% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,824 shares of the company’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 1,764 shares during the period.

About Unilever plc

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.

5 Day Chart for NYSE:UL

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.