Haverford Trust Co. Grows Holdings in Unilever N.V. (UL)

Haverford Trust Co. raised its position in Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) by 6.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 38,552 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,262 shares during the quarter. Haverford Trust Co.’s holdings in Unilever were worth $2,014,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UL. Creative Planning grew its position in shares of Unilever by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. Creative Planning now owns 34,855 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,821,000 after buying an additional 193 shares in the last quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. grew its position in shares of Unilever by 0.9% during the fourth quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. now owns 22,466 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,174,000 after buying an additional 193 shares in the last quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Unilever by 19.1% during the fourth quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,449 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,000 after buying an additional 232 shares in the last quarter. Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Unilever by 1.6% during the fourth quarter. Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management LLC now owns 17,416 shares of the company’s stock worth $909,000 after buying an additional 268 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Unilever by 2.5% during the fourth quarter. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC now owns 12,184 shares of the company’s stock worth $637,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. 6.82% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on UL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 2nd. Exane BNP Paribas downgraded Unilever from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. BNP Paribas downgraded Unilever from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. UBS Group downgraded Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.00.

UL stock opened at $54.11 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $62.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.64. Unilever N.V. has a fifty-two week low of $50.80 and a fifty-two week high of $58.07.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 20th. Investors of record on Friday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.442 per share. This is a boost from Unilever’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 14th. This represents a $1.77 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.27%. Unilever’s payout ratio is presently 63.18%.

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Unilever Company Profile

Unilever PLC operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products. The Home Care segment provides home care products, including powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars, and various cleaning products.

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