Shares of Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $59.13 and last traded at $58.73, with a volume of 93198 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $57.44.
Several analysts have issued reports on UL shares. UBS Group lowered Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Wednesday, January 30th. BNP Paribas lowered Unilever from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 27th. Finally, Exane BNP Paribas lowered Unilever from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.00.
The company has a market cap of $68.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.23, a P/E/G ratio of 3.31 and a beta of 0.63.
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About Unilever (NYSE:UL)
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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