Matthew Goff Investment Advisor LLC grew its stake in shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) by 11.1% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 63,479 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,357 shares during the period. Unilever PLC comprises about 1.6% of Matthew Goff Investment Advisor LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th largest holding. Matthew Goff Investment Advisor LLC’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $3,679,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in UL. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its position in Unilever PLC by 47.6% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,837,277 shares of the company’s stock worth $99,434,000 after buying an additional 592,653 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in Unilever PLC by 48,716.1% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 199,658 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,851,000 after buying an additional 199,249 shares during the last quarter. NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd acquired a new position in Unilever PLC during the second quarter worth $10,548,000. Segantii Capital Management Ltd acquired a new position in Unilever PLC during the second quarter worth $8,949,000. Finally, FMR LLC increased its position in Unilever PLC by 988.1% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 175,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,657,000 after buying an additional 159,321 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 7.25% of the company’s stock.

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Several research firms have commented on UL. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Unilever PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, September 23rd. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Argus assumed coverage on Unilever PLC in a research report on Friday. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded Unilever PLC from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $46.50.

Unilever PLC (NYSE UL) traded up $0.25 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $55.76. 734,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,697,102. Unilever PLC has a twelve month low of $38.58 and a twelve month high of $60.13.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a $0.4217 dividend. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.03%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 2nd. This is a boost from Unilever PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. Unilever PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 68.62%.

Unilever PLC Profile

Unilever PLC 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 PLC (NYSE:UL)

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