22,000 Shares in Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) Bought by Bard Financial Services Inc.


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Bard Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,328,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Legacy Wealth Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Unilever in the 4th quarter valued at $423,000. Valley Brook Capital Group purchased a new stake in Unilever in the 4th quarter valued at $30,000. Lorne Steinberg Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Unilever in the 4th quarter valued at $4,309,000. Carret Asset Management LLC raised its position in Unilever by 59.6% in the 4th quarter. Carret Asset Management LLC now owns 5,457 shares of the company’s stock valued at $329,000 after buying an additional 2,037 shares during the last quarter. Finally, HM Payson & Co. raised its position in Unilever by 30.4% in the 4th quarter. HM Payson & Co. now owns 78,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,726,000 after buying an additional 18,262 shares during the last quarter.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on UL shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 10th. Societe Generale lowered Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $57.00.

Shares of UL opened at $56.69 on Thursday. The business has a 50-day moving average of $54.93 and a 200 day moving average of $58.58. Unilever PLC has a fifty-two week low of $49.75 and a fifty-two week high of $63.89. The firm has a market cap of $149.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.19 and a beta of 0.44.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 17th. Investors of record on Friday, February 26th were issued a $0.5139 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 25th. This represents a $2.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.63%. This is a positive change from Unilever’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. Unilever’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 71.33%.

Unilever Profile

Unilever PLC operates as a fast-moving consumer goods company in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Americas, and Europe. It operates through Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care segments. The Beauty & Personal Care segment provides skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and skin cleansing products under the Axe, Clear, Dove, Lifebuoy, Lux, Pond's, Rexona, Signal, Suave, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, and Vaseline brands.

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