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Shares of Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, ARN reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $45.00.

Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) opened at 44.06 on Wednesday. Unilever plc has a 1-year low of $37.40 and a 1-year high of $45.99. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $44.02 and its 200-day moving average is $43.45. The company has a market cap of $125.1 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.48.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th. Investors of record on Friday, August 8th will be given a dividend of $0.3842 per share. This represents a $1.54 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 6th.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on UL shares. Analysts at RBC Capital reiterated a “sector performer” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Friday, August 22nd. Finally, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock.

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

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