Advisory Research Inc. maintained its position in shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 178,279 shares of the company’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Advisory Research Inc.’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $8,796,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. lifted its stake in Unilever PLC by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. now owns 1,950 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares during the period. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management lifted its stake in Unilever PLC by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management now owns 2,230 shares of the company’s stock valued at $121,000 after acquiring an additional 150 shares during the period. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC lifted its stake in Unilever PLC by 22.1% during the 2nd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 3,383 shares of the company’s stock valued at $182,000 after acquiring an additional 613 shares during the period. NEXT Financial Group Inc lifted its stake in Unilever PLC by 7.6% during the 2nd quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 3,616 shares of the company’s stock valued at $196,000 after acquiring an additional 256 shares during the period. Finally, Azimuth Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Unilever PLC during the 1st quarter valued at about $202,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 7.30% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on UL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Monday, July 17th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Unilever PLC from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.50.

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Shares of Unilever PLC (UL) traded up 0.35% during trading on Monday, hitting $57.19. 357,798 shares of the stock traded hands. Unilever PLC has a 52-week low of $38.58 and a 52-week high of $59.68. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $58.11 and a 200 day moving average of $54.83. The firm has a market cap of $160.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.55 and a beta of 0.88.

Unilever PLC 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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