Shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the firm. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company.

A number of research firms have recently commented on UL. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Unilever PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Monday, October 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Monday, August 22nd. They set an “outperform” rating for the company.

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Shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) traded up 1.4345% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $40.0565. 2,601,729 shares of the stock traded hands. Unilever PLC has a one year low of $38.58 and a one year high of $48.97. The company has a market cap of $113.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.8768 and a beta of 0.81. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $41.54 and a 200-day moving average price of $45.22.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 28th will be issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 26th.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Harding Loevner LP boosted its position in Unilever PLC by 4.6% in the third quarter. Harding Loevner LP now owns 2,363,770 shares of the company’s stock worth $112,042,000 after buying an additional 104,664 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in Unilever PLC by 7.3% in the second quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 2,305,708 shares of the company’s stock worth $110,467,000 after buying an additional 156,574 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in Unilever PLC by 0.7% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,305,130 shares of the company’s stock worth $109,264,000 after buying an additional 16,682 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC boosted its position in Unilever PLC by 86.4% in the third quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 2,114,323 shares of the company’s stock worth $100,219,000 after buying an additional 980,295 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in Unilever PLC by 3.2% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,983,808 shares of the company’s stock worth $95,044,000 after buying an additional 61,351 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 8.56% of the company’s stock.

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.

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