Atria Investments LLC grew its holdings in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 14.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 16,714 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,078 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Unilever were worth $941,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Unilever by 20.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 14,213,201 shares of the company’s stock valued at $785,563,000 after purchasing an additional 2,408,645 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Unilever by 1.9% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,343,387 shares of the company’s stock worth $516,410,000 after acquiring an additional 176,316 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Unilever by 7.9% during the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,464,205 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,430,000 after acquiring an additional 107,496 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Unilever 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 acquiring an additional 584,455 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its holdings in shares of Unilever by 11.9% during the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,298,881 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,686,000 after acquiring an additional 137,758 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 8.86% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) traded up $0.98 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $54.51. The company had a trading volume of 1,956,260 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,687,303. Unilever NV has a twelve month low of $41.05 and a twelve month high of $61.62.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.445 per share. This is a positive change from Unilever’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. This represents a $1.78 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th.
Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. ABN Amro upgraded Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Investec upgraded Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Monday, December 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target 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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