Unilever plc (LON:ULVR)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as GBX 4,988 ($65.18) and last traded at GBX 4,975.50 ($65.01), with a volume of 131788 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 4,972.50 ($64.97).
ULVR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 4,700 ($61.41) target price on Unilever and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 25th. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 4,200 ($54.88) price target on Unilever and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 14th. Berenberg Bank upped their price target on Unilever from GBX 4,700 ($61.41) to GBX 4,800 ($62.72) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 25th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 4,300 ($56.19) price target (up from GBX 4,250 ($55.53)) on shares of Unilever in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 4,380 ($57.23) price target on shares of Unilever in a research note on Friday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 4,310 ($56.32).
The company has a market capitalization of $57.79 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 202.45, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.46.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 2nd were paid a GBX 35.46 ($0.46) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.78%. This is a boost from Unilever’s previous dividend of $33.61. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 2nd. Unilever’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.56%.
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Unilever Company Profile (LON:ULVR)
Unilever PLC operates in the fast moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care segments. The Beauty & Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products primarily under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline brands.
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