Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on UN. Zacks Investment Research lowered Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. Morgan Stanley lowered Unilever from an “in-line” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 18th. Redburn Partners reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Friday, October 11th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Unilever from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 3rd.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of UN. Tweedy Browne Co LLC increased its stake in shares of Unilever by 538.7% in the 3rd quarter. Tweedy Browne Co LLC now owns 3,574,701 shares of the company’s stock worth $214,927,000 after acquiring an additional 3,015,030 shares during the last quarter. Coho Partners Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Unilever in the 3rd quarter worth $130,766,000. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Unilever by 31.2% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,149,176 shares of the company’s stock worth $373,378,000 after acquiring an additional 1,463,294 shares during the last quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc increased its stake in shares of Unilever by 20.8% in the 2nd quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc now owns 3,461,084 shares of the company’s stock worth $209,534,000 after acquiring an additional 595,393 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC increased its stake in shares of Unilever by 5,972.0% in the 2nd quarter. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC now owns 331,227 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,123,000 after acquiring an additional 325,772 shares during the last quarter. 7.85% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:UN traded down $0.43 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $59.73. 1,236,403 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,207,916. Unilever has a 1 year low of $52.08 and a 1 year high of $63.62. The company has a market cap of $100.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.56, a PEG ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $59.47 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $60.06.

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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