Eagle Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 16.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,467 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,307 shares during the quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Unilever were worth $560,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Unilever by 33.1% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 18,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $933,000 after buying an additional 4,676 shares during the last quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. purchased a new position in shares of Unilever in the second quarter worth approximately $236,000. IFP Advisors Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Unilever by 2.0% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 8,391 shares of the company’s stock worth $464,000 after buying an additional 166 shares during the last quarter. Beach Investment Management LLC. purchased a new position in shares of Unilever in the second quarter worth approximately $5,211,000. Finally, Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ boosted its holdings in shares of Unilever by 40.8% in the second quarter. Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ now owns 17,745 shares of the company’s stock worth $981,000 after buying an additional 5,140 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 8.69% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE UN) traded up $0.31 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $57.57. 1,158,900 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,058,838. Unilever NV has a twelve month low of $39.22 and a twelve month high of $61.62.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.422 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This is an increase from Unilever’s previous dividend of $0.30.
UN has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Unilever from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.00.
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Unilever Company Profile
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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