Shares of Unilever plc (LON:ULVR) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 4,906.11 ($64.11).

A number of research analysts recently commented on ULVR shares. Jefferies Financial Group set a GBX 5,030 ($65.73) price target on Unilever and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 25th. Liberum Capital boosted their price target on Unilever from GBX 4,350 ($56.84) to GBX 4,735 ($61.87) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. Shore Capital reaffirmed an “under review” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Thursday, July 25th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Friday, July 12th. Finally, UBS Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 4,850 ($63.37) price target (up previously from GBX 4,800 ($62.72)) on shares of Unilever in a research note on Thursday, September 19th.

ULVR stock traded up GBX 3.50 ($0.05) during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 4,840 ($63.24). The company had a trading volume of 1,859,482 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,750,000. The company has a market capitalization of $56.51 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.15. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,988.15 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,822.04. Unilever has a 1-year low of GBX 3,905 ($51.03) and a 1-year high of GBX 5,333 ($69.69). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 216.37, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.60.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 8th were paid a GBX 36.82 ($0.48) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 8th. This is an increase from Unilever’s previous dividend of $35.46. Unilever’s payout ratio is 0.58%.

Unilever Company Profile

Unilever PLC operates in the fast moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care segments. The Beauty & Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products primarily under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline brands.

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Analyst Recommendations for Unilever (LON:ULVR)

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