News stories about Unilever (NYSE:UL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6886639499624 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on UL shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Argus started coverage on shares of Unilever in a research note on Friday, November 17th. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.50.

Unilever (UL) traded up $0.50 on Monday, hitting $54.52. 1,352,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,115,911. Unilever has a one year low of $40.31 and a one year high of $60.13. The firm has a market cap of $161,670.00, a P/E ratio of 22.07, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.89.

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About Unilever

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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