Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Unilever (UN) Share Price
News coverage about Unilever (NYSE:UN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 44.7917738838539 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- PRESS: Platinum Equity Seeks To Buy Parts Of Unilever Spreads Business (lse.co.uk)
- Buyout firm Platinum seeks parts of Unilever spreads business: sources (reuters.com)
- Buyout firm Platinum seeks parts of Unilever spreads business – sources (finance.yahoo.com)
- Use of charts to make investment decisions about Unilever NV (UN) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Best-in-Class Quant Score Makes Unilever (UL) a Strong Buy (investorplace.com)
Several equities research analysts recently commented on UN shares. Royal Bank Of Canada cut Unilever from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub raised Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 12th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.00.
Shares of Unilever (UN) traded down $0.10 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $57.26. The company had a trading volume of 991,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,062,684. Unilever has a 52 week low of $39.22 and a 52 week high of $61.62.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a $0.422 dividend. This is a positive change from Unilever’s previous dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd.
Unilever Company Profile
Unilever N.V. 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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