Unilever PLC (UL) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever PLC earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.8497785593269 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Unilever PLC from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Unilever PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.50.

Shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE UL) opened at $55.81 on Wednesday. Unilever PLC has a 52-week low of $38.58 and a 52-week high of $60.13.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a $0.4217 dividend. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This is a boost from Unilever PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41.

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Unilever PLC Company Profile

Unilever PLC 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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