Unilever NV (UN) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
Headlines about Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Unilever NV earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.9046216566828 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- RM3.9bil deal for IOI (thestar.com.my)
- Contrasting Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (EL) and Unilever NV (UN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro laptop with Intel 8th-Gen processor launched (fishinghd.com)
- Nestle Needs Growth Supplements. Maybe Not These Ones: Gadfly (swissinfo.ch)
- Clorox Up 15% Year to Date: Industry Woes to Limit Growth? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) traded down 0.27% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $59.86. 921,246 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $58.89 and a 200 day moving average price of $54.57. Unilever NV has a 52-week low of $38.41 and a 52-week high of $60.90. The company has a market capitalization of $168.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.65 and a beta of 0.90.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th were given a dividend of $0.352 per share. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd.
A number of research firms have weighed in on UN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub upgraded Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $65.00.
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Unilever NV Company 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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