AMP Capital Investors Ltd continued to hold its position in shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 13,400 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $631,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in UL. KCG Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in Unilever PLC by 486.2% in the third quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. now owns 146,029 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,922,000 after buying an additional 121,120 shares during the last quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC boosted its stake in Unilever PLC by 0.3% in the third quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 10,591 shares of the company’s stock worth $502,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the last quarter. BOKF NA boosted its stake in Unilever PLC by 17.0% in the third quarter. BOKF NA now owns 58,960 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,795,000 after buying an additional 8,566 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in Unilever PLC by 0.7% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,305,130 shares of the company’s stock worth $109,264,000 after buying an additional 16,682 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Venturi Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Unilever PLC during the third quarter worth $1,150,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 8.62% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) traded down 0.74% during trading on Friday, hitting $41.77. The stock had a trading volume of 1,033,255 shares. Unilever PLC has a 12-month low of $38.58 and a 12-month high of $48.97. The stock has a market cap of $118.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.33 and a beta of 0.82. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $41.28 and its 200-day moving average is $43.29.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 15th. Investors of record on Friday, February 10th will be issued a $0.339 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 8th.
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A number of analysts have commented on UL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group LLC raised Unilever PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. Barclays PLC cut Unilever PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, January 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Unilever PLC from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.00.
Unilever PLC Company Profile
Unilever PLC is a supplier of food, home and personal care products. The Company’s portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, soaps, shampoos and household care products. The Company operates through four segments: Personal Care, Foods, Home Care and Refreshment. The Personal Care segment includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products.
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