Unilever plc (ULVR) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Unilever plc (LON:ULVR) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,237.50 ($55.37).

ULVR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 4,100 ($53.57) price objective on shares of Unilever and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 31st. Barclays initiated coverage on shares of Unilever in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. They issued an “underweight” rating and a GBX 3,950 ($51.61) price objective for the company. Shore Capital restated an “under review” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Wednesday. Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 4,700 ($61.41) price objective on shares of Unilever and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 25th. Finally, UBS Group cut shares of Unilever to a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 4,400 ($57.49) price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th.

LON ULVR traded up GBX 26 ($0.34) during trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 4,372 ($57.13). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,707,934 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,750,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 202.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $50.29 billion and a PE ratio of 17.30. Unilever has a 1-year low of GBX 3,830 ($50.05) and a 1-year high of GBX 4,503.50 ($58.85).

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 20th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 14th were given a dividend of GBX 33.61 ($0.44) per share. This represents a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 14th. Unilever’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.53%.

In related news, insider Mary Ma bought 557 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 4,153 ($54.27) per share, with a total value of £23,132.21 ($30,226.33).

About Unilever

Unilever PLC operates in the fast moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care segments. The Beauty & Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products primarily under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline brands.

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