Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $65.00.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday. Credit Suisse Group set a $77.00 price target on shares of Monster Beverage and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. Barclays set a $192.00 price target on shares of Tesla and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Finally, DZ Bank lowered shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 25th.
Shares of NYSE:UN traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $60.54. The company had a trading volume of 600,547 shares, compared to its average volume of 750,806. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $61.10. The stock has a market cap of $103.81 billion, a PE ratio of 21.86, a P/E/G ratio of 2.65 and a beta of 0.54. Unilever has a one year low of $52.08 and a one year high of $62.40.
Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. GQG Partners LLC acquired a new position in Unilever in the fourth quarter worth $1,024,000. Stockman Wealth Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Unilever by 2.2% in the first quarter. Stockman Wealth Management Inc. now owns 44,887 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,616,000 after purchasing an additional 986 shares during the period. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Unilever in the first quarter worth $203,000. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA boosted its holdings in Unilever by 1.3% in the first quarter. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 16,473 shares of the company’s stock worth $960,000 after purchasing an additional 210 shares during the period. Finally, First PREMIER Bank boosted its holdings in Unilever by 14.1% in the first quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 2,425 shares of the company’s stock worth $141,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 7.55% of the company’s stock.
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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