News coverage about Unilever (NYSE:UN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Unilever earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4416105616553 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Unilever (NYSE UN) traded down $0.54 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $57.20. 1,480,000 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,630,000. Unilever has a fifty-two week low of $39.05 and a fifty-two week high of $61.62.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.422 per share. This is a boost from Unilever’s previous dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. Unilever’s payout ratio is 70.12%.

Several equities analysts have commented on UN shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Unilever from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.00.

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Unilever Company Profile

Unilever N.V. 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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