Unilever (LON:ULVR) was upgraded by research analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, Borsen Zeitung reports. The firm currently has a GBX 3,850 ($50.64) price objective on the stock, down from their prior price objective of GBX 4,210 ($55.38). JPMorgan Chase & Co.‘s price target would indicate a potential downside of 11.31% from the stock’s previous close.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Thursday, January 30th. Goldman Sachs Group raised their price target on shares of Unilever from GBX 4,900 ($64.46) to GBX 5,000 ($65.77) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Berenberg Bank downgraded shares of Unilever to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the company from GBX 5,350 ($70.38) to GBX 4,750 ($62.48) in a report on Wednesday, January 22nd. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 4,500 ($59.19) price target on shares of Unilever in a report on Wednesday, January 8th. Finally, UBS Group reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Monday, January 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 4,640.45 ($61.04).

LON:ULVR traded up GBX 238 ($3.13) during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting GBX 4,341 ($57.10). The stock had a trading volume of 6,044,787 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,750,000. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 4,399.14 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of GBX 4,569.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 203.49, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.58. Unilever has a one year low of GBX 4,021.50 ($52.90) and a one year high of GBX 5,333 ($70.15). The firm has a market capitalization of $47.90 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.18.

In related news, insider Susan Kilsby acquired 1,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 4,567 ($60.08) per share, with a total value of ¬£57,087.50 ($75,095.37). Insiders have bought a total of 1,255 shares of company stock valued at $5,730,896 over the last ninety 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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