Squar Milner Financial Services LLC grew its position in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 25.8% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,692 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 347 shares during the period. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Unilever were worth $97,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in UN. Tweedy Browne Co LLC grew its stake in shares of Unilever by 538.7% during the third quarter. Tweedy Browne Co LLC now owns 3,574,701 shares of the company’s stock worth $214,927,000 after purchasing an additional 3,015,030 shares during the period. Coho Partners Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Unilever during the third quarter worth $130,766,000. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Unilever by 31.2% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,149,176 shares of the company’s stock worth $373,378,000 after purchasing an additional 1,463,294 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its stake in shares of Unilever by 11.4% during the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 2,873,674 shares of the company’s stock worth $172,507,000 after purchasing an additional 292,943 shares during the period. Finally, BB&T Securities LLC grew its stake in shares of Unilever by 585.4% during the third quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 209,430 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,567,000 after purchasing an additional 178,872 shares during the period. 8.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. HSBC cut Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “reduce” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 7th. Liberum Capital raised Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 2nd. Berenberg Bank cut Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Redburn Partners reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Friday, October 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 11th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Unilever has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.00.
UN stock opened at $56.69 on Thursday. The business’s 50-day moving average price is $57.73 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $59.19. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74. The firm has a market cap of $97.40 billion, a PE ratio of 20.47, a P/E/G ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 0.44. Unilever NV has a 1-year low of $52.62 and a 1-year high of $63.62.
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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