Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 5,644 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 put options.

Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE UN) opened at $57.28 on Monday. Unilever NV has a fifty-two week low of $38.41 and a fifty-two week high of $61.62.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd will be issued a $0.422 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 2nd. This is a boost from Unilever NV’s previous dividend of $0.30.

UN has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a report on Monday, July 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Unilever NV has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.00.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. FMR LLC raised its position in Unilever NV by 20.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 14,213,201 shares of the company’s stock worth $785,563,000 after acquiring an additional 2,408,645 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Unilever NV by 1.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,343,387 shares of the company’s stock worth $516,410,000 after acquiring an additional 176,316 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in Unilever NV by 7.9% in the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,464,205 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,430,000 after acquiring an additional 107,496 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its position in Unilever NV by 67.0% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,456,768 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,515,000 after acquiring an additional 584,455 shares during the period. Finally, Evercore Trust Company N.A. raised its position in Unilever NV by 11.9% in the second quarter. Evercore Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,421,632 shares of the company’s stock worth $78,574,000 after acquiring an additional 151,194 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 8.99% of the company’s stock.

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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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