Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Unilever (UN) Stock Price

Headlines about Unilever (NYSE:UN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.4619822620993 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Unilever stock traded up $0.53 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $56.35. The company had a trading volume of 1,609,455 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,140,834. The stock has a market cap of $96.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.27, a P/E/G ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 0.83. Unilever has a one year low of $51.56 and a one year high of $61.62.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 4th will be issued a $0.4789 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 3rd. Unilever’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.43%.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on UN. ABN Amro upgraded shares of Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Argus upgraded shares of Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. JPMorgan Chase reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Sunday, March 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.00.

Unilever Company Profile

Unilever N.V. operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. The company operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skincare and haircare products, deodorants, and oral care products. This segment markets its products under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, Vaseline, Dermalogica, Murad, Dollar Shave Club, Zest & Camay, and Seventh Generation brands.

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