Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,810,197 shares, a decline of 37.9% from the October 14th total of 2,916,406 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,904,505 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days.

UN has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 8th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a report on Monday, August 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a report on Thursday, September 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Unilever NV from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. raised shares of Unilever NV from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.00.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC increased its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 0.6% in the second quarter. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC now owns 8,690 shares of the company’s stock valued at $403,000 after buying an additional 48 shares in the last quarter. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC increased its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 0.5% in the third quarter. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC now owns 11,482 shares of the company’s stock valued at $529,000 after buying an additional 57 shares in the last quarter. Northstar Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 0.4% in the second quarter. Northstar Group Inc. now owns 20,368 shares of the company’s stock valued at $956,000 after buying an additional 77 shares in the last quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. increased its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 0.4% in the second quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 23,335 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,095,000 after buying an additional 96 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 1.1% in the second quarter. Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 9,237 shares of the company’s stock valued at $434,000 after buying an additional 101 shares in the last quarter. 6.46% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) opened at 39.19 on Thursday. Unilever NV has a 12-month low of $39.03 and a 12-month high of $48.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $43.09 and a 200 day moving average of $44.89. The company has a market cap of $111.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.56 and a beta of 0.84.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.301 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 26th.

Unilever NV Company Profile

Unilever N.V. is a fast moving consumer goods company. The Company operates through four segments: Personal Care, Foods, Home Care and Refreshment. Its Personal Care segment includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. Its Foods segment includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads.

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