Unilever PLC (LON:ULVR) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Unilever PLC (LON:ULVRGet Rating) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,983 ($49.10).

ULVR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. UBS Group set a GBX 3,400 ($41.91) target price on shares of Unilever in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Berenberg Bank upped their price target on shares of Unilever from GBX 3,650 ($45.00) to GBX 3,800 ($46.84) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Barclays reduced their price target on shares of Unilever from GBX 4,600 ($56.71) to GBX 4,000 ($49.31) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 6th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a GBX 3,400 ($41.91) price target on shares of Unilever in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft set a GBX 4,600 ($56.71) price target on shares of Unilever in a research report on Monday, February 14th.

ULVR stock opened at GBX 3,675.50 ($45.31) on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 3,518.71 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 3,736.47. The company has a quick ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 152.60. Unilever has a 52-week low of GBX 3,267.50 ($40.28) and a 52-week high of GBX 4,388 ($54.09). The firm has a market cap of £94.02 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.52.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 19th will be paid a GBX 35.90 ($0.44) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 1%. Unilever’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 0.87%.

About Unilever (Get Rating)

Unilever PLC operates as a fast-moving consumer goods company. It operates through Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care segments. The Beauty & Personal Care segment provides skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and skin cleansing products. The Foods & Refreshment segment offers ice cream, soups, bouillons, seasonings, mayonnaise, ketchups, and tea categories.

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