Eagle Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 8,160 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $451,000.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH grew its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 0.3% during the second quarter. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH now owns 4,416 shares of the company’s stock valued at $244,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 0.5% during the first quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 7,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $381,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the last quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co grew its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 0.4% during the second quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 11,665 shares of the company’s stock valued at $645,000 after buying an additional 44 shares during the last quarter. Sabal Trust CO grew its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 0.9% during the second quarter. Sabal Trust CO now owns 5,405 shares of the company’s stock valued at $299,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Finally, iAB Financial Bank grew its stake in shares of Unilever NV by 0.7% during the second quarter. iAB Financial Bank now owns 6,850 shares of the company’s stock valued at $379,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. 8.98% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada cut Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $65.00.

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Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE UN) opened at 60.81 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $171.03 billion, a PE ratio of 25.58 and a beta of 0.90. Unilever NV has a 1-year low of $38.41 and a 1-year high of $60.90. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $58.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $54.43.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th were given a $0.352 dividend. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd.

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.

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

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