Unilever NV (UN) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds
Media headlines about Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever NV earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3013424204625 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- NN Group sells preference shares Unilever (trustnet.com)
- BRIEF-NN Group sells preference shares Unilever (reuters.com)
- Unilever to Buy Back Dutch Preference Shares (nytimes.com)
- Unilever Buys Back Preference Shares to Simplify Capital Structure (finance.yahoo.com)
- Unilever NV (UN) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of brokerages have recently commented on UN. Zacks Investment Research raised Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever NV has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $65.00.
Unilever NV (NYSE UN) traded up 0.39% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $58.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 977,420 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $165.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.53 and a beta of 0.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $56.32 and its 200-day moving average price is $51.11. Unilever NV has a 12 month low of $38.41 and a 12 month high of $58.83.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.352 per share. 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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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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