Unilever plc (ULVR) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts
Unilever plc (LON:ULVR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-two brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 4,276.75 ($55.23).
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 4,140 ($53.47) price objective on Unilever plc and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 3,870 ($49.98) price objective on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th.
Unilever plc (ULVR) traded down 0.51% during trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 4348.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,677,380 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,437.92 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,206.12. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 122.30 billion. Unilever plc has a 52 week low of GBX 3,050.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 4,548.50.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd were paid a dividend of GBX 31.83 ($0.41) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 3rd. This is a boost from Unilever plc’s previous dividend of $30.21.
In related news, insider Mary Ma acquired 460 shares of Unilever plc stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 4,312 ($55.69) per share, for a total transaction of £19,835.20 ($25,616.94). In the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 468 shares of company stock worth $2,018,520.
About Unilever plc
Unilever PLC 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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