Covington Capital Management grew its position in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 0.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 55,897 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 500 shares during the quarter. Covington Capital Management’s holdings in Unilever NV were worth $3,051,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Bank of America Corp DE grew its stake in Unilever NV by 3.6% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 5,223,427 shares of the company’s stock worth $259,500,000 after purchasing an additional 179,531 shares in the last quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Unilever NV by 1.6% during the 1st quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC now owns 4,790,618 shares of the company’s stock worth $237,998,000 after purchasing an additional 74,444 shares in the last quarter. Mirador Capital Partners LP grew its stake in Unilever NV by 24.0% during the 2nd quarter. Mirador Capital Partners LP now owns 43,647 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,541,000 after purchasing an additional 8,441 shares in the last quarter. Birinyi Associates Inc. grew its stake in Unilever NV by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Birinyi Associates Inc. now owns 38,772 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,143,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC NY grew its stake in Unilever NV by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter. Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC NY now owns 106,966 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,912,000 after purchasing an additional 7,006 shares in the last quarter. 8.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub raised Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada cut Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever NV currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.00.

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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.

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

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