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%.
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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