Bluestein R H & Co. increased its position in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 8.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 25,000 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,000 shares during the period. Bluestein R H & Co.’s holdings in Unilever were worth $1,476,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. bought a new position in Unilever in the 2nd quarter valued at about $127,000. Proficio Capital Partners LLC grew its position in Unilever by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,713 shares of the company’s stock valued at $157,000 after buying an additional 66 shares in the last quarter. Spears Abacus Advisors LLC bought a new position in Unilever in the 2nd quarter valued at about $202,000. Bath Savings Trust Co bought a new position in Unilever in the 3rd quarter valued at about $207,000. Finally, River Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Unilever in the 2nd quarter valued at about $208,000. 8.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Unilever NV (UN) traded down $0.54 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $57.20. 1,480,700 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,071,220. Unilever NV has a one year low of $39.05 and a one year high of $61.62.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.422 per share. This is a positive change from Unilever’s previous dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 2nd.

UN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Unilever from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Unilever presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.00.

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Unilever 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever (NYSE:UN)

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