Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the ten brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company.
UL has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 21st. Goldman Sachs Group raised Unilever from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 3rd. Finally, Barclays reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Tuesday, September 10th.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever during the 2nd quarter valued at $26,000. Golden State Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in Unilever by 1,132.5% in the third quarter. Golden State Wealth Management LLC now owns 493 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,000 after acquiring an additional 453 shares in the last quarter. Atwater Malick LLC acquired a new stake in Unilever in the third quarter worth about $35,000. Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV acquired a new stake in Unilever in the third quarter worth about $44,000. Finally, Usca Ria LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever during the third quarter worth about $44,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 6.84% of the company’s stock.
Unilever Company Profile
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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