Intellectus Partners LLC lessened its stake in shares of Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) by 4.1% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,013 shares of the company’s stock after selling 258 shares during the period. Intellectus Partners LLC’s holdings in Unilever were worth $361,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in UL. Interactive Financial Advisors purchased a new position in Unilever in the first quarter valued at about $29,000. First Trust Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Unilever by 10.4% during the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 508,491 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,350,000 after acquiring an additional 47,849 shares during the last quarter. GWM Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Unilever by 10.3% during the first quarter. GWM Advisors LLC now owns 12,322 shares of the company’s stock worth $711,000 after acquiring an additional 1,154 shares during the last quarter. GYL Financial Synergies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever during the first quarter worth about $933,000. Finally, Belpointe Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever during the first quarter worth about $113,000. Institutional investors own 7.05% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on UL shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 21st. Barclays restated a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Tuesday, September 10th. HSBC started coverage on Unilever in a research note on Friday, June 28th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Unilever from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.00.
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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