Shares of Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on UL. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Monday, August 22nd. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Unilever plc from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets restated a “sector perform” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Sunday, July 24th.

Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) traded down 0.84% on Wednesday, reaching $45.93. 944,750 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $130.39 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.66 and a beta of 0.70. Unilever plc has a 1-year low of $38.60 and a 1-year high of $48.97. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $46.80 and its 200 day moving average is $46.03.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 7th. Investors of record on Friday, August 5th were paid a $0.348 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 3rd. This represents a $1.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.01%. This is a boost from Unilever plc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Unilever plc during the second quarter worth $231,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Unilever plc by 6.9% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 172,710 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,275,000 after buying an additional 11,222 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in shares of Unilever plc by 3.2% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,983,808 shares of the company’s stock worth $95,044,000 after buying an additional 61,351 shares in the last quarter. Hanson McClain Inc. boosted its position in shares of Unilever plc by 2.6% in the second quarter. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 6,597 shares of the company’s stock worth $316,000 after buying an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc boosted its position in shares of Unilever plc by 6.1% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 12,175 shares of the company’s stock worth $583,000 after buying an additional 704 shares in the last quarter.

Unilever plc Company Profile

Unilever PLC is a supplier of food, home and personal care products. The Company’s portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, soaps, shampoos and household care products. The Company operates through four segments: Personal Care, Foods, Home Care and Refreshment. The Personal Care segment includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products.

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