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Unilever (NYSE:UN) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday , StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. The company traded as high as $44.41 and last traded at $44.14, with a volume of 534,996 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $44.02.

A number of research firms have recently commented on UN. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Friday, May 9th. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at Barclays downgraded shares of Unilever from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.25.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $43.21 and its 200-day moving average is $40.4. The company has a market cap of $125.4 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.54.

Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) is a supplier of fast moving consumer goods.

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