Whittier Trust Co. raised its stake in Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) by 2.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 69,086 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,536 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co.’s holdings in Unilever were worth $4,281,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Sigma Planning Corp bought a new stake in Unilever in the 1st quarter valued at $222,000. Parsons Capital Management Inc. RI lifted its holdings in shares of Unilever by 1.4% during the 1st quarter. Parsons Capital Management Inc. RI now owns 36,997 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,135,000 after acquiring an additional 523 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Unilever by 1.3% during the 1st quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 315,740 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,225,000 after acquiring an additional 4,050 shares during the period. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. increased its position in Unilever by 22.9% in the 1st quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. now owns 10,404 shares of the company’s stock valued at $601,000 after acquiring an additional 1,940 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Naples Global Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Unilever by 10.5% during the 1st quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC now owns 42,129 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,436,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares during the period. 6.99% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. HSBC assumed coverage on shares of Unilever in a research report on Friday, June 28th. They set a “hold” rating for the company. DZ Bank cut shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Unilever from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, May 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $66.00.
Unilever Company Profile
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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