Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Unilever (LON:ULVR) in a research report released on Wednesday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other brokerages have also commented on ULVR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a sell rating and set a GBX 4,210 ($55.38) price objective on shares of Unilever in a report on Tuesday, January 14th. UBS Group restated a neutral rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Monday, January 27th. Credit Suisse Group restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 5,000 ($65.77) target price on shares of Unilever in a research report on Wednesday, February 12th. Barclays restated a sell rating and issued a GBX 4,220 ($55.51) target price on shares of Unilever in a research report on Friday, January 31st. Finally, Berenberg Bank downgraded Unilever to a hold rating and dropped their target price for the stock from GBX 5,350 ($70.38) to GBX 4,750 ($62.48) in a research report on Wednesday, January 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 4,698.18 ($61.80).

Shares of LON ULVR traded down GBX 65.50 ($0.86) during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 4,321 ($56.84). 3,282,677 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,750,000. Unilever has a 12-month low of GBX 3,944 ($51.88) and a 12-month high of GBX 5,333 ($70.15). The company has a current ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 203.49. The company has a market cap of $50.59 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.10. The business’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 4,501.51 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 4,660.75.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 18th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 20th will be given a GBX 34.72 ($0.46) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 20th. This represents a yield of 0.78%. Unilever’s payout ratio is 0.55%.

In related news, insider Susan Kilsby acquired 1,250 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 20th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 4,567 ($60.08) per share, for a total transaction of £57,087.50 ($75,095.37). Insiders purchased a total of 1,259 shares of company stock valued at $5,748,948 in the last 90 days.

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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