America First Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) by 1.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 255,336 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,826 shares during the period. Unilever PLC comprises approximately 5.1% of America First Investment Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest position. America First Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $13,819,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of UL. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its stake in shares of Unilever PLC by 12.2% in the first quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 2,374 shares of the company’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 258 shares during the last quarter. Hartford Financial Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Unilever PLC by 143.7% in the first quarter. Hartford Financial Management Inc. now owns 2,476 shares of the company’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 1,460 shares during the last quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Unilever PLC during the fourth quarter valued at $130,000. West Coast Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Unilever PLC during the first quarter valued at $200,000. Finally, Azimuth Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Unilever PLC during the first quarter valued at $202,000. 8.55% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) traded up 0.61% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $54.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,228,024 shares. Unilever PLC has a 1-year low of $38.58 and a 1-year high of $56.48. The company has a market cap of $153.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.96 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a 50-day moving average of $54.61 and a 200 day moving average of $48.09.
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UL has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Macquarie initiated coverage on Unilever PLC in a research note on Friday, March 17th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Friday, March 24th. Barclays PLC upgraded Unilever PLC from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 25th. ABN Amro downgraded Unilever PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, March 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.50.
Unilever PLC Company Profile
Unilever PLC is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, which primarily includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products; Foods, which primarily includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads; Home Care, which primarily includes sales of home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars and a range of cleaning products, and Refreshment, which primarily includes sales of ice cream and tea-based beverages.
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