Media coverage about Unilever (NYSE:UN) has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Unilever earned a media sentiment score of 0.86 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Unilever’s analysis:
- Unilever falls short of expectations – Retail Detail Europe (retaildetail.eu)
- Unilever (NYSE:UN) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows (americanbankingnews.com)
- Slowdown in China and India contribute to lower-than-expected Unilever Q3 sales – GlobalCosmeticsNews (globalcosmeticsnews.com)
- Unilever’s profits plummet despite increase in sales – The Jakarta Post – Jakarta Post (thejakartapost.com)
- India, China slow down Unilever’s sales growth – Economic Times (economictimes.indiatimes.com)
Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Unilever from an “in-line” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 18th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Unilever from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 3rd. Redburn Partners restated a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Friday, October 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.00.
UN stock opened at $60.50 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $60.45 and a 200 day moving average price of $59.94. Unilever has a fifty-two week low of $52.08 and a fifty-two week high of $63.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $103.67 billion, a PE ratio of 21.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 0.47.
Unilever Company 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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