Advisor Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 44.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,766 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,078 shares during the period. Advisor Partners LLC’s holdings in Unilever NV were worth $374,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in UN. United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund bought a new position in shares of Unilever NV during the first quarter valued at $42,782,000. Bollard Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Unilever NV by 200.7% in the first quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 2,998 shares of the company’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 2,001 shares during the period. Courier Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Unilever NV during the first quarter valued at $268,000. DnB Asset Management AS boosted its position in shares of Unilever NV by 12.5% in the first quarter. DnB Asset Management AS now owns 13,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $671,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the period. Finally, Portland Global Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Unilever NV by 3.8% in the first quarter. Portland Global Advisors LLC now owns 56,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,807,000 after buying an additional 2,045 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 9.16% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Unilever NV (UN) opened at 58.80 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $165.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.53 and a beta of 0.90. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $56.79 and its 200 day moving average price is $51.70. Unilever NV has a 1-year low of $38.41 and a 1-year high of $58.83.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be paid a $0.352 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $1.41 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.39%.

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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. UBS AG reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $65.00.

Unilever NV 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever NV (NYSE:UN)

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