Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Purchases 19,477 Shares of Unilever plc (NYSE:UL)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) by 2.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 882,041 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,477 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.07% of Unilever worth $51,123,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Unilever by 6.6% during the second quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC now owns 4,892 shares of the company’s stock worth $265,000 after acquiring an additional 301 shares in the last quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. raised its stake in shares of Unilever by 1.7% during the second quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 163,266 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,836,000 after acquiring an additional 2,670 shares in the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management raised its stake in shares of Unilever by 0.6% during the second quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 165,923 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,980,000 after acquiring an additional 966 shares in the last quarter. HPM Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Unilever by 19.9% during the second quarter. HPM Partners LLC now owns 60,152 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,269,000 after acquiring an additional 9,987 shares in the last quarter. Finally, AMG Funds LLC raised its stake in shares of Unilever by 0.7% during the second quarter. AMG Funds LLC now owns 35,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,941,000 after acquiring an additional 260 shares in the last quarter. 7.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 14th. Morgan Stanley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.50.

Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) opened at $54.02 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $160,940.00, a P/E ratio of 22.32, a PEG ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.89. Unilever plc has a fifty-two week low of $40.31 and a fifty-two week high of $60.13.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were issued a $0.4217 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.12%. This is a boost from Unilever’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. Unilever’s payout ratio is 69.01%.

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Unilever 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever (NYSE:UL)

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