Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC trimmed its position in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 15.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 45,078 shares of the company’s stock after selling 8,310 shares during the quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Unilever NV were worth $2,492,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in UN. United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund bought a new stake in shares of Unilever NV during the first quarter worth $42,782,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 217.9% during the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 172,005 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,545,000 after buying an additional 117,894 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 53.1% during the first quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 22,494 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,118,000 after buying an additional 7,806 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Unilever NV during the first quarter worth $11,545,000. Finally, Clean Yield Group grew its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 6.2% during the first quarter. Clean Yield Group now owns 90,145 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,478,000 after buying an additional 5,285 shares during the last quarter. 8.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) opened at 60.47 on Friday. Unilever NV has a 1-year low of $38.41 and a 1-year high of $60.69. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $58.67 and its 200-day moving average is $54.21. The company has a market cap of $170.07 billion, a PE ratio of 25.44 and a beta of 0.90.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th were given a dividend of $0.352 per share. This represents a $1.41 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd.

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A number of research firms have weighed in on UN. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Unilever NV currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $65.00.

Unilever NV Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever NV (NYSE:UN)

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