Unilever NV (UN) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts
Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eleven analysts that are covering the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.00.
A number of research firms have recently commented on UN. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 23rd. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Unilever NV from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a report on Thursday, September 1st. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a report on Monday, August 22nd.
Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) traded up 0.5195% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $39.4137. 1,063,897 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $111.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.5258 and a beta of 0.84. Unilever NV has a 52 week low of $38.41 and a 52 week high of $48.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $41.52 and its 200 day moving average is $44.59.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.301 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 26th.
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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd acquired a new stake in Unilever NV during the second quarter worth approximately $104,000. Woodmont Investment Counsel LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever NV during the third quarter worth about $104,000. Buffington Mohr McNeal boosted its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 7.0% in the third quarter. Buffington Mohr McNeal now owns 2,292 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Capital International Inc. CA purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever NV during the second quarter worth about $122,000. Finally, Cable Hill Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 125.3% in the third quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 3,236 shares of the company’s stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 6.45% of the company’s stock.
About Unilever NV
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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