News coverage about Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever NV earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7395960813859 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Unilever NV (UN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 02, 2017 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- High-Yield Dividend Stock to Target:: Unilever NV (UN) – Voice Of Analysts (analystsbuzz.com)
- Unilever NV (UN) Short Interest Update (americanbankingnews.com)
- Financial Contrast: Unilever NV (UN) versus Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Unilever NV (UN) Increases Dividend to $0.42 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a $0.422 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 2nd. This is an increase from Unilever NV’s previous dividend of $0.30.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on UN shares. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub raised Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Unilever NV has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.00.
About Unilever NV
Unilever N.V. is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, which primarily includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products; Foods, which primarily includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads; Home Care, which primarily includes sales of home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars and a range of cleaning products, and Refreshment, which primarily includes sales of ice cream and tea-based beverages.
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