Guardian Capital LP lessened its holdings in shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 0.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 255,924 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,355 shares during the period. Guardian Capital LP’s holdings in Unilever were worth $15,110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in UN. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever in the second quarter valued at approximately $127,000. Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Unilever by 2.5% in the second quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,713 shares of the company’s stock valued at $157,000 after purchasing an additional 66 shares during the period. Spears Abacus Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever in the second quarter valued at approximately $202,000. Bath Savings Trust Co purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever in the third quarter valued at approximately $207,000. Finally, IMS Capital Management purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever in the second quarter valued at approximately $218,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 8.69% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.00.
Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) traded down $0.12 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $57.31. 2,033,300 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,047,461. Unilever NV has a 52 week low of $39.60 and a 52 week high of $61.62.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a $0.422 dividend. This is an increase from Unilever’s previous dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd.
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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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