Press coverage about Unilever (NYSE:UL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2545099234454 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.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- What To Make Of Unilever’s Sale Of Its Spreads Business (finance.yahoo.com)
- Can Unilever’s Spreads Business Sale Drive Growth Further? (zacks.com)
- Unilever’s (UL) Neutral Rating Reiterated at J P Morgan Chase & Co (americanbankingnews.com)
- Unilever’s Buyout of Schmidt’s Naturals to Bolster Portfolio – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Foyston Gordon & Payne Decreased Unilever Plc (UL) Holding; Last Week Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (APLE) Coverage – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
Shares of Unilever (UL) traded up $0.26 during trading on Monday, hitting $56.22. 915,452 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,658,498. Unilever has a 52 week low of $39.99 and a 52 week high of $60.13.
Several research firms recently weighed in on UL. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, September 23rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.50.
Unilever 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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