Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd. decreased its holdings in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 42.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 33,698 shares of the company’s stock after selling 24,935 shares during the quarter. Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd.’s holdings in Unilever were worth $1,898,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its holdings in Unilever by 7.9% in the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,464,205 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,430,000 after purchasing an additional 107,496 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its holdings in Unilever by 67.0% in the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,456,768 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,515,000 after purchasing an additional 584,455 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its holdings in Unilever by 4.2% in the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 275,866 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,287,000 after purchasing an additional 11,029 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its holdings in Unilever by 175.6% in the 3rd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 43,587 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,574,000 after purchasing an additional 27,772 shares during the period. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its holdings in Unilever by 11.9% in the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,298,881 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,686,000 after purchasing an additional 137,758 shares during the period. 8.67% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) traded up $0.51 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $55.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 948,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,190,578. Unilever NV has a fifty-two week low of $40.06 and a fifty-two week high of $61.62.
A number of brokerages have commented on UN. Zacks Investment Research raised Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, September 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Monday, December 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.00.
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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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