Everett Harris & Co. CA lowered its stake in shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) by 0.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,327,407 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,311 shares during the period. Unilever PLC comprises 2.2% of Everett Harris & Co. CA’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th largest position. Everett Harris & Co. CA’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $71,839,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC by 2.6% in the second quarter. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. now owns 1,950 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC by 7.2% in the second quarter. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management now owns 2,230 shares of the company’s stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Hartford Financial Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC by 143.7% in the first quarter. Hartford Financial Management Inc. now owns 2,476 shares of the company’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 1,460 shares in the last quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC by 7.6% in the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 3,616 shares of the company’s stock valued at $196,000 after buying an additional 256 shares in the last quarter. Finally, West Coast Financial LLC purchased a new position in shares of Unilever PLC during the first quarter valued at $200,000. Institutional investors own 8.32% of the company’s stock.

Unilever PLC (UL) opened at 57.54 on Thursday. Unilever PLC has a 12-month low of $38.58 and a 12-month high of $57.73. The stock has a market cap of $161.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.01 and a beta of 0.88. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $55.99 and a 200 day moving average of $51.64.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th will be paid a $0.409 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.84%. This is a boost from Unilever PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38.

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Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a report on Monday, July 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.50.

Unilever PLC Company Profile

Unilever PLC is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, which primarily includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products; Foods, which primarily includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads; Home Care, which primarily includes sales of home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars and a range of cleaning products, and Refreshment, which primarily includes sales of ice cream and tea-based beverages.

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

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