VisionPoint Advisory Group LLC bought a new stake in Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 5,307 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $277,000.
Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. ERTS Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Unilever during the fourth quarter worth about $377,000. Drexel Morgan & Co. boosted its holdings in Unilever by 4.5% during the fourth quarter. Drexel Morgan & Co. now owns 21,665 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,132,000 after buying an additional 939 shares during the last quarter. Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Unilever during the fourth quarter worth about $127,000. BOKF NA boosted its holdings in Unilever by 1.8% during the fourth quarter. BOKF NA now owns 36,785 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,922,000 after buying an additional 635 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC bought a new position in Unilever during the fourth quarter worth about $1,039,000. Institutional investors own 6.46% of the company’s stock.
Shares of NYSE:UL traded up $0.43 during trading on Friday, hitting $56.34. 96,790 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,078,565. Unilever N.V. has a 52 week low of $50.80 and a 52 week high of $58.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $65.33 billion, a PE ratio of 20.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.52 and a beta of 0.61.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.442 per share. This represents a $1.77 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 14th. This is a boost from Unilever’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. Unilever’s payout ratio is 63.18%.
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. UBS Group cut Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Wednesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 2nd. BNP Paribas cut Unilever from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 27th. Finally, Exane BNP Paribas cut Unilever from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.00.
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Unilever PLC operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products. The Home Care segment provides home care products, including powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars, and various cleaning products.
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