Assetmark Inc. lifted its stake in Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) by 25,856.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 230,752 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 229,863 shares during the period. Assetmark Inc.’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $13,374,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in UL. FMR LLC boosted its stake in Unilever PLC by 988.1% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 175,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,657,000 after buying an additional 159,321 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Unilever PLC by 48,716.1% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 199,658 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,851,000 after buying an additional 199,249 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Unilever PLC by 3.2% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 23,196 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,144,000 after buying an additional 724 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Unilever PLC by 1.4% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 765,553 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,772,000 after buying an additional 10,347 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in Unilever PLC by 10.0% during the second quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 7,154 shares of the company’s stock worth $387,000 after buying an additional 650 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 7.23% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Argus assumed coverage on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Friday, November 17th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $46.50.

Shares of Unilever PLC (UL) traded up $0.68 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $56.01. 1,353,100 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,693,695. Unilever PLC has a 52 week low of $38.79 and a 52 week high of $60.13.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a $0.4217 dividend. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.01%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 2nd. This is an increase from Unilever PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41.

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Unilever PLC 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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