UL has been the topic of several other research reports. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on Unilever PLC in a research note on Monday, August 22nd. They issued an outperform rating on the stock. RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed a sector perform rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Sunday, July 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded Unilever PLC from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a buy rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Unilever PLC from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $51.00.
Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) opened at 46.76 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $132.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.10 and a beta of 0.74. Unilever PLC has a 52-week low of $39.86 and a 52-week high of $48.97. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $47.02 and its 200-day moving average price is $46.23.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 5th were issued a dividend of $0.348 per share. This is an increase from Unilever PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 3rd. This represents a $1.39 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.98%.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of UL. Bank of Montreal Can bought a new stake in shares of Unilever PLC during the second quarter valued at $13,871,000. Aviance Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Unilever PLC by 36.5% in the second quarter. Aviance Capital Management LLC now owns 381,408 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,273,000 after buying an additional 101,951 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in shares of Unilever PLC by 1.3% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,922,457 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,857,000 after buying an additional 25,275 shares during the period. Bayesian Capital Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Unilever PLC during the first quarter valued at $225,000. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought a new stake in shares of Unilever PLC during the first quarter valued at $3,795,000. Institutional investors own 8.57% 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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