Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) Stock Price

News articles about Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.5694840949214 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

UL has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Unilever PLC from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.50.

Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) traded up 0.25% on Friday, reaching $57.19. 584,024 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $160.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.96 and a beta of 0.88. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $56.15 and a 200-day moving average of $51.79. Unilever PLC has a one year low of $38.58 and a one year high of $57.73.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be issued a $0.409 dividend. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.86%. This is an increase from Unilever PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd.

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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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