Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd Acquires 73,074 Shares of Unilever NV (UN)

Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd raised its position in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 26.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 349,691 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 73,074 shares during the quarter. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd’s holdings in Unilever NV were worth $20,645,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Unilever NV by 20.4% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 14,213,201 shares of the company’s stock worth $785,563,000 after acquiring an additional 2,408,645 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Unilever NV by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,343,387 shares of the company’s stock worth $516,410,000 after acquiring an additional 176,316 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Unilever NV by 67.0% in the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,456,768 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,515,000 after acquiring an additional 584,455 shares during the last quarter. Evercore Trust Company N.A. lifted its holdings in shares of Unilever NV by 11.9% in the 2nd quarter. Evercore Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,421,632 shares of the company’s stock worth $78,574,000 after acquiring an additional 151,194 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in Unilever NV by 9.8% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,356,709 shares of the company’s stock worth $74,975,000 after buying an additional 121,282 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 9.03% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on UN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub raised shares of Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.00.

Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE UN) opened at $57.11 on Tuesday. Unilever NV has a 52-week low of $38.41 and a 52-week high of $61.62.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a $0.422 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This is an increase from Unilever NV’s previous dividend of $0.30.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever NV (NYSE:UN)

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