Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company.

UN has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Unilever NV during the 2nd quarter valued at $127,000. Proficio Capital Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of Unilever NV by 503.0% during the 1st quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,647 shares of the company’s stock valued at $148,000 after acquiring an additional 2,208 shares during the period. Bollard Group LLC lifted its position in shares of Unilever NV by 16.2% during the 2nd quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 3,485 shares of the company’s stock valued at $193,000 after acquiring an additional 487 shares during the period. Bath Savings Trust Co acquired a new position in shares of Unilever NV during the 3rd quarter valued at $207,000. Finally, Park National Corp OH acquired a new position in shares of Unilever NV during the 2nd quarter valued at $200,000. Institutional investors own 8.97% of the company’s stock.

Unilever NV (UN) traded down 2.31% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $56.32. 3,527,027 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Unilever NV has a 1-year low of $38.41 and a 1-year high of $61.62. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $59.56 and its 200 day moving average price is $56.58. The firm has a market cap of $158.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.09 and a beta of 0.89.

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About Unilever NV

Unilever N.V. is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, which primarily includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products; Foods, which primarily includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads; Home Care, which primarily includes sales of home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars and a range of cleaning products, and Refreshment, which primarily includes sales of ice cream and tea-based beverages.

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