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Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, American Banking News reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $39.00.

Shares of Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) opened at 45.05 on Friday. Unilever plc has a one year low of $37.40 and a one year high of $45.95. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $44.63 and a 200-day moving average of $41.51. The company has a market cap of $127.9 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.95.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, June 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 9th will be given a dividend of $0.3938 per share. This represents a yield of 3.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 7th.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Friday, May 23rd.

Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) is a supplier of fast moving consumer goods.

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