Bragg Financial Advisors Inc continued to hold its position in Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 17,490 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $829,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of UL. CGOV Asset Management purchased a new position in Unilever PLC during the third quarter valued at about $69,686,000. Jane Street Group LLC boosted its position in Unilever PLC by 198.4% in the second quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 1,134,028 shares of the company’s stock valued at $54,331,000 after buying an additional 753,976 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in Unilever PLC during the second quarter valued at about $13,871,000. Ingalls & Snyder LLC purchased a new position in Unilever PLC during the second quarter valued at about $11,132,000. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in Unilever PLC by 18.2% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,178,665 shares of the company’s stock valued at $56,293,000 after buying an additional 181,321 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 8.54% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL)

Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) traded down 0.26% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $41.46. 1,272,322 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $40.30 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.06. Unilever PLC has a one year low of $38.58 and a one year high of $48.97. The stock has a market cap of $117.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.77 and a beta of 0.78.

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Several equities analysts recently issued reports on UL shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 16th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research report on Monday, October 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group upgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Unilever PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.00.

Unilever PLC Company Profile

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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