Unilever plc (LON:ULVR)’s share price traded up 1.4% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 4,276 ($56.43) and last traded at GBX 4,269.50 ($56.34). 2,711,342 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 6% from the average session volume of 2,569,690 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 4,208.50 ($55.54).

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 4,140 ($54.63) price objective on shares of Unilever plc and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. Whitman Howard reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 3,800 ($50.15) price objective on shares of Unilever plc in a report on Monday, July 17th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 4,750 ($62.68) price objective on shares of Unilever plc in a report on Friday, July 7th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Berenberg Bank set a GBX 5,075 ($66.97) price target on shares of Unilever plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Unilever plc currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 4,288.57 ($56.59).

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 2nd will be issued a GBX 31.99 ($0.42) dividend. This is an increase from Unilever plc’s previous dividend of $31.83. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.78%.

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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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