Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) Shares Sold by Gamble Jones Investment Counsel

Gamble Jones Investment Counsel lessened its stake in Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) by 8.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,715 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,132 shares during the quarter. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel’s holdings in Unilever were worth $704,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its stake in Unilever by 11.8% during the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 1,520 shares of the company’s stock worth $94,000 after acquiring an additional 161 shares during the last quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc increased its stake in Unilever by 21.2% during the second quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 953 shares of the company’s stock worth $59,000 after acquiring an additional 167 shares during the last quarter. Canal Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Unilever by 2.2% during the third quarter. Canal Capital Management LLC now owns 7,880 shares of the company’s stock worth $474,000 after acquiring an additional 169 shares during the last quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers increased its stake in Unilever by 5.0% during the second quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 3,810 shares of the company’s stock worth $234,000 after acquiring an additional 180 shares during the last quarter. Finally, OLD Second National Bank of Aurora increased its stake in Unilever by 0.5% during the second quarter. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora now owns 34,289 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,125,000 after acquiring an additional 184 shares during the last quarter. 7.05% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research firms have issued reports on UL. Zacks Investment Research raised Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 21st. Goldman Sachs Group raised Unilever from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 3rd. Finally, Barclays reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Tuesday, September 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.00.

Shares of UL traded up $0.29 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $59.96. 683,523 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 826,136. Unilever N.V. has a 52-week low of $50.80 and a 52-week high of $64.84. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $59.70 and a 200 day simple moving average of $61.04. The firm has a market cap of $69.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.65, a P/E/G ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.52.

About Unilever

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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