Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Unilever (UN)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Unilever (NYSE: UN) recently:

  • 10/5/2019 – Unilever had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks Investment Research. According to Zacks, “Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. They produce and market a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. Their leading brands include Dove, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rama. They are the number one producer of frozen foods in Europe, They are also a leader in the branded olive oil category the most important brand being Bertolli. They are the largest seller of packet tea in the world through our Lipton and Brooke Bond brands. “
  • 9/28/2019 – Unilever had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks Investment Research. According to Zacks, “Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. They produce and market a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. Their leading brands include Dove, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rama. They are the number one producer of frozen foods in Europe, They are also a leader in the branded olive oil category the most important brand being Bertolli. They are the largest seller of packet tea in the world through our Lipton and Brooke Bond brands. “
  • 9/19/2019 – Unilever was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. They produce and market a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. Their leading brands include Dove, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rama. They are the number one producer of frozen foods in Europe, They are also a leader in the branded olive oil category the most important brand being Bertolli. They are the largest seller of packet tea in the world through our Lipton and Brooke Bond brands. “
  • 9/18/2019 – Unilever was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “in-line” rating to an “underweight” rating.
  • 9/13/2019 – Unilever was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. They produce and market a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. Their leading brands include Dove, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rama. They are the number one producer of frozen foods in Europe, They are also a leader in the branded olive oil category the most important brand being Bertolli. They are the largest seller of packet tea in the world through our Lipton and Brooke Bond brands. “
  • 9/7/2019 – Unilever had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks Investment Research. According to Zacks, “Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. They produce and market a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. Their leading brands include Dove, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rama. They are the number one producer of frozen foods in Europe, They are also a leader in the branded olive oil category the most important brand being Bertolli. They are the largest seller of packet tea in the world through our Lipton and Brooke Bond brands. “
  • 9/3/2019 – Unilever was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 8/29/2019 – Unilever was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. They produce and market a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. Their leading brands include Dove, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rama. They are the number one producer of frozen foods in Europe, They are also a leader in the branded olive oil category the most important brand being Bertolli. They are the largest seller of packet tea in the world through our Lipton and Brooke Bond brands. “
  • 8/23/2019 – Unilever was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. They produce and market a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. Their leading brands include Dove, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rama. They are the number one producer of frozen foods in Europe, They are also a leader in the branded olive oil category the most important brand being Bertolli. They are the largest seller of packet tea in the world through our Lipton and Brooke Bond brands. “
  • 8/10/2019 – Unilever was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. They produce and market a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. Their leading brands include Dove, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rama. They are the number one producer of frozen foods in Europe, They are also a leader in the branded olive oil category the most important brand being Bertolli. They are the largest seller of packet tea in the world through our Lipton and Brooke Bond brands. “

NYSE:UN opened at $59.27 on Wednesday. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is $60.66 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $59.87. Unilever NV has a 52-week low of $52.08 and a 52-week high of $63.62. The company has a market cap of $102.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.40, a P/E/G ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 0.47.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Unilever by 31.2% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,149,176 shares of the company’s stock worth $373,378,000 after buying an additional 1,463,294 shares in the last quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc lifted its holdings in Unilever by 20.8% during the 2nd quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc now owns 3,461,084 shares of the company’s stock worth $209,534,000 after buying an additional 595,393 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in Unilever by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 2,580,731 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,702,000 after buying an additional 117,886 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Unilever by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,711,141 shares of the company’s stock worth $103,900,000 after buying an additional 12,760 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. lifted its holdings in Unilever by 5.1% during the 2nd quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,446,013 shares of the company’s stock worth $87,802,000 after buying an additional 70,104 shares in the last quarter. 7.71% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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