Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) by 0.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,132 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 567 shares during the period. Unilever PLC accounts for about 2.9% of Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc’s holdings, making the stock its 11th largest position. Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $3,135,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its stake in 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 boosted its position 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 valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 1,037 shares during the last quarter. Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc. CA boosted its position 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 valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 1,350 shares during the last quarter. Integrated Wealth Management boosted its position 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 valued at $125,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its position 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 valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 1,764 shares during the last quarter. 8.56% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL)

Shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) traded up 0.08% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $39.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,255,954 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $112.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.70 and a beta of 0.81. Unilever PLC has a 1-year low of $38.58 and a 1-year high of $48.97. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $41.54 and its 200-day moving average price is $45.22.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 28th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 26th.

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UL has been the subject of several research analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on Unilever PLC in a research note on Monday, August 22nd. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.00.

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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