Unilever plc (LON:ULVR)’s share price dropped 0.4% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as GBX 4,347 ($57.66) and last traded at GBX 4,361 ($57.85). Approximately 1,712,966 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 28% from the average daily volume of 2,387,160 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 4,379 ($58.08).

ULVR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 4,050 ($53.72) price objective on Unilever plc and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Berenberg Bank set a GBX 5,075 ($67.32) price objective on Unilever plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Bryan, Garnier & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 4,300 ($57.04) price objective on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 4,650 ($61.68) price objective (up from GBX 4,550 ($60.35)) on shares of Unilever plc in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever plc currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 4,256.73 ($56.46).

The stock’s market cap is GBX 124.43 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 4,421.12 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 4,244.29.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd were paid a GBX 31.83 ($0.42) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 3rd. This is a boost from Unilever plc’s previous dividend of $30.21.

In other news, insider Mary Ma bought 460 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 4,312 ($57.20) per share, for a total transaction of £19,835.20 ($26,310.12). In the last 90 days, insiders bought 468 shares of company stock valued at $2,018,520.

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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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