Guardian Capital Advisors LP lessened its holdings in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 3.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 112,595 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,255 shares during the quarter. Guardian Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in Unilever NV were worth $6,327,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its holdings in Unilever NV by 22.6% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 21,933,059 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,089,635,000 after buying an additional 4,042,634 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its holdings in Unilever NV by 20.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 14,213,201 shares of the company’s stock valued at $785,563,000 after buying an additional 2,408,645 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Unilever NV by 1.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,343,387 shares of the company’s stock valued at $516,410,000 after buying an additional 176,316 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE increased its holdings in Unilever NV by 3.6% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 5,223,427 shares of the company’s stock valued at $259,500,000 after buying an additional 179,531 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Aristotle Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Unilever NV by 1.6% in the first quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC now owns 4,790,618 shares of the company’s stock valued at $237,998,000 after buying an additional 74,444 shares during the last quarter. 8.97% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities analysts recently commented on UN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered Unilever NV from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a report on Monday, July 17th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $65.00.

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Shares of Unilever NV (UN) traded up 1.20% during trading on Friday, hitting $59.04. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,574,160 shares. The company has a market cap of $166.05 billion, a PE ratio of 24.21 and a beta of 0.90. Unilever NV has a 52 week low of $38.41 and a 52 week high of $60.90. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $59.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $55.04.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a $0.352 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.38%.

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.

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

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