Unilever plc (NYSE:UL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research note issued on Thursday.

UL has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Monday, August 22nd. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Sunday, July 24th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Unilever plc from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.00.

Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) traded up 2.81% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $47.64. 479,275 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $135.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.54 and a beta of 0.70. Unilever plc has a 12-month low of $38.60 and a 12-month high of $48.97. The company has a 50 day moving average of $46.78 and a 200 day moving average of $46.03.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 5th were paid a dividend of $0.348 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 3rd. This is a positive change from Unilever plc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. This represents a $1.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.00%.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 17.2% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 2,446 shares of the company’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 359 shares during the period. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 69.1% in the second quarter. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,537 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 1,037 shares during the period. Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc. CA raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 112.5% in the second quarter. Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc. CA now owns 2,550 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 1,350 shares during the period. Integrated Wealth Management raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 0.7% in the second quarter. Integrated Wealth Management now owns 2,601 shares of the company’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the period. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in shares of Unilever plc by 166.4% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,824 shares of the company’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 1,764 shares during the period.

About Unilever plc

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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