Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company.
Several research firms recently issued reports on UN. BidaskClub raised shares of Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th.
A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of UN. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Unilever NV by 416,585.0% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,167,071 shares of the company’s stock worth $455,420,000 after buying an additional 9,164,871 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its stake in Unilever NV by 20.4% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 14,213,201 shares of the company’s stock worth $785,563,000 after buying an additional 2,408,645 shares during the last quarter. United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund bought a new stake in Unilever NV during the first quarter worth about $42,782,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its stake in Unilever NV by 67.0% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,456,768 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,515,000 after buying an additional 584,455 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in Unilever NV during the third quarter worth about $22,769,000. 8.97% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) traded down 0.05% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $56.97. The company had a trading volume of 1,386,942 shares. Unilever NV has a 52-week low of $38.41 and a 52-week high of $61.62. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $59.25 and its 200-day moving average price is $56.75. The company has a market capitalization of $160.23 billion, a PE ratio of 23.36 and a beta of 0.89.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a $0.422 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This is a positive change from Unilever NV’s previous dividend of $0.30.
About Unilever NV
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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