Unilever plc (LON:ULVR) insider Mary Ma acquired 557 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 4,153 ($54.27) per share, with a total value of £23,132.21 ($30,226.33).

ULVR opened at GBX 4,253.50 ($55.58) on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 202.45, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.46. Unilever plc has a 52 week low of GBX 3,695 ($48.28) and a 52 week high of GBX 4,503.50 ($58.85). The firm has a market cap of $49.47 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.83.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 14th will be issued a dividend of GBX 33.61 ($0.44) per share. This represents a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th. Unilever’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.53%.

Several research firms recently weighed in on ULVR. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 4,100 ($53.57) price objective on shares of Unilever and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, December 17th. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 3,300 ($43.12) price objective on shares of Unilever in a research report on Thursday, November 29th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Thursday, November 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 3,860 ($50.44) price objective on shares of Unilever and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, December 10th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 4,700 ($61.41) price objective on shares of Unilever and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 4,293.18 ($56.10).

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About Unilever

Unilever PLC operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products. The Home Care segment provides home care products, including powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars, and various cleaning products.

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