Hutner Capital Management Inc. held its stake in Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 6,842 shares of the company’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Hutner Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $370,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Fiduciary Management Inc. WI grew its holdings in Unilever PLC by 56.6% during the 1st quarter. Fiduciary Management Inc. WI now owns 10,615,523 shares of the company’s stock worth $523,770,000 after acquiring an additional 3,837,015 shares in the last quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. grew its holdings in Unilever PLC by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. now owns 3,910,364 shares of the company’s stock worth $211,629,000 after acquiring an additional 79,598 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC grew its holdings in Unilever PLC by 459.2% during the 1st quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 2,119,989 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,600,000 after acquiring an additional 1,740,864 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in Unilever PLC by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,419,696 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,834,000 after acquiring an additional 4,250 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Unilever PLC by 1.4% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 765,553 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,772,000 after acquiring an additional 10,347 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 7.28% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have commented on UL. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Unilever PLC from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, UBS AG reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a report on Monday, July 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.00.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th were given a $0.409 dividend. This is an increase from Unilever PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.79%.

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Unilever PLC Company Profile

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.

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

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