JPMorgan Chase & Co. lessened its stake in shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 989,943 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,845 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned 0.06% of Unilever worth $54,991,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. William Blair Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Unilever by 22.0% during the 3rd quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 112,144 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,230,000 after purchasing an additional 20,234 shares during the last quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Unilever during the 3rd quarter worth about $197,000. Franklin Resources Inc. raised its position in shares of Unilever by 6.6% during the 3rd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 46,102 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,561,000 after purchasing an additional 2,873 shares during the last quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its position in shares of Unilever by 6.7% during the 3rd quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,183,962 shares of the company’s stock worth $65,768,000 after purchasing an additional 74,253 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Altavista Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Unilever during the 3rd quarter worth about $258,000.

A number of analysts have commented on UN shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 26th. Societe Generale started coverage on shares of Unilever in a report on Tuesday. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Unilever from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Sunday, December 9th. Finally, UBS Group downgraded shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.50.

UN stock opened at $53.51 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $92.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.36 and a beta of 0.73. Unilever NV has a 12 month low of $51.56 and a 12 month high of $58.72.

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Unilever Company Profile

Unilever N.V. operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. The company operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skincare and haircare products, deodorants, and oral care products. This segment markets its products under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, Vaseline, Dermalogica, Murad, Dollar Shave Club, Zest & Camay, and Seventh Generation brands.

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