Unilever (NYSE:UN)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Barclays in a research note issued on Monday, The Fly reports.

UN has been the topic of a number of other reports. UBS Group cut Unilever from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday. Morgan Stanley cut Unilever from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 7th. Argus decreased their price objective on Unilever from $65.00 to $52.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, May 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Monday, May 4th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.00.

NYSE UN opened at $53.27 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $51.92 and its 200 day moving average is $53.43. The company has a current ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70. Unilever has a 12 month low of $42.00 and a 12 month high of $63.62. The stock has a market cap of $93.47 billion, a PE ratio of 18.63 and a beta of 0.52.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in UN. Wellington Management Group LLP grew its position in shares of Unilever by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 19,857,474 shares of the company’s stock worth $968,847,000 after buying an additional 111,654 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Unilever by 50.6% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 16,911,651 shares of the company’s stock worth $825,120,000 after buying an additional 5,679,248 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE grew its position in shares of Unilever by 4.3% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 7,084,859 shares of the company’s stock worth $407,096,000 after buying an additional 291,446 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Unilever by 80.2% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,596,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $175,491,000 after buying an additional 1,600,784 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley grew its position in shares of Unilever by 128.6% during the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,266,177 shares of the company’s stock worth $159,357,000 after buying an additional 1,837,336 shares in the last quarter. 8.68% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Unilever

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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