Hall Laurie J Trustee boosted its stake in Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) by 11.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 14,535 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,475 shares during the period. Hall Laurie J Trustee’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $787,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC by 2.1% during the second quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. now owns 3,910,364 shares of the company’s stock valued at $211,629,000 after acquiring an additional 79,598 shares in the last quarter. Harding Loevner LP increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC by 6.1% during the second quarter. Harding Loevner LP now owns 2,610,078 shares of the company’s stock valued at $141,258,000 after acquiring an additional 150,970 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC by 459.2% during the first quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 2,119,989 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,600,000 after acquiring an additional 1,740,864 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC by 47.6% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,837,277 shares of the company’s stock valued at $99,434,000 after acquiring an additional 592,653 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its position in shares of Unilever PLC by 0.3% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,419,696 shares of the company’s stock valued at $76,834,000 after acquiring an additional 4,250 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 7.30% of the company’s stock.

Unilever PLC (NYSE UL) traded up 0.96% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $59.92. 1,406,068 shares of the stock were exchanged. Unilever PLC has a 52-week low of $38.58 and a 52-week high of $60.13. The stock has a market cap of $168.52 billion, a PE ratio of 24.68 and a beta of 0.88. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $58.24 and its 200 day moving average is $55.16.

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UL has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research report on Wednesday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.50.

About Unilever PLC

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL)

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