Motco lowered its position in shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) by 5.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 64,284 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,419 shares during the period. Motco’s holdings in Unilever PLC were worth $3,479,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Sunbelt Securities Inc. increased its position in Unilever PLC by 0.7% in the first quarter. Sunbelt Securities Inc. now owns 6,501 shares of the company’s stock worth $321,000 after buying an additional 44 shares in the last quarter. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. increased its position in Unilever PLC by 2.6% in the second quarter. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. now owns 1,950 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Unilever PLC by 0.8% in the first quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,130 shares of the company’s stock worth $352,000 after buying an additional 57 shares in the last quarter. First National Trust Co. increased its position in Unilever PLC by 1.9% in the second quarter. First National Trust Co. now owns 4,585 shares of the company’s stock worth $248,000 after buying an additional 87 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BTIM Corp. increased its position in Unilever PLC by 1.8% in the second quarter. BTIM Corp. now owns 7,063 shares of the company’s stock worth $382,000 after buying an additional 126 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 7.27% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) traded up 0.10% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $58.18. The company had a trading volume of 232,254 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $56.64 and its 200 day moving average price is $52.39. Unilever PLC has a 1-year low of $38.58 and a 1-year high of $58.25. The company has a market capitalization of $163.63 billion, a PE ratio of 24.37 and a beta of 0.88.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.409 per share. This is a boost from Unilever PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.81%.

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A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded Unilever PLC from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.50.

Unilever PLC Company 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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