Tiedemann Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 51.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,286 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,800 shares during the period. Tiedemann Advisors LLC’s holdings in Unilever were worth $258,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC grew its holdings in Unilever by 1,445.9% during the first quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 572 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,000 after purchasing an additional 535 shares during the period. Sound Income Strategies LLC bought a new position in Unilever during the first quarter valued at $38,000. City Holding Co. grew its holdings in Unilever by 73.4% during the first quarter. City Holding Co. now owns 803 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares during the period. WASHINGTON TRUST Co bought a new position in Unilever during the first quarter valued at $42,000. Finally, Mondrian Investment Partners LTD purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever during the fourth quarter worth $43,000. 8.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NYSE UN opened at $48.29 on Friday. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $48.96 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $55.03. Unilever NV has a twelve month low of $42.00 and a twelve month high of $63.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70. The company has a market capitalization of $83.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.88 and a beta of 0.51.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.4445 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 14th. This represents a $1.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.68%. Unilever’s payout ratio is 63.29%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 24th. Morgan Stanley downgraded Unilever from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 7th. DZ Bank downgraded Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 28th. Berenberg Bank downgraded Unilever to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 21st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.00.

Unilever Profile

Unilever N.V. operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates in three segments: Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care. The Beauty & Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products. This segment markets its products under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline brands.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever (NYSE:UN)

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