Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) Shares Bought by Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC

Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC raised its position in Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 49,453 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 797 shares during the quarter. Unilever makes up approximately 1.1% of Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest position. Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC’s holdings in Unilever were worth $3,065,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. H D Vest Advisory Services grew its position in shares of Unilever by 22.5% during the second quarter. H D Vest Advisory Services now owns 22,192 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,375,000 after buying an additional 4,078 shares in the last quarter. Keystone Financial Planning Inc. lifted its stake in Unilever by 0.3% during the second quarter. Keystone Financial Planning Inc. now owns 129,996 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,056,000 after purchasing an additional 333 shares during the last quarter. GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. lifted its stake in Unilever by 3.1% during the second quarter. GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. now owns 108,959 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,752,000 after purchasing an additional 3,254 shares during the last quarter. Hamel Associates Inc. purchased a new stake in Unilever during the second quarter worth approximately $206,000. Finally, Homrich & Berg lifted its stake in Unilever by 15.8% during the second quarter. Homrich & Berg now owns 4,547 shares of the company’s stock worth $282,000 after purchasing an additional 621 shares during the last quarter. 7.02% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NYSE UL traded down $0.10 on Friday, reaching $61.61. The stock had a trading volume of 54,458 shares, compared to its average volume of 698,264. Unilever N.V. has a 12-month low of $50.80 and a 12-month high of $64.10. The business’s 50-day moving average price is $61.35 and its 200 day moving average price is $59.19. The stock has a market cap of $71.95 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.62 and a beta of 0.55.

UL has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 14th. DZ Bank cut Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 25th. HSBC initiated coverage on Unilever in a research note on Friday, June 28th. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded Unilever from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Unilever presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.00.

Unilever Company Profile

Unilever PLC operates in the fast moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care segments. The Beauty & Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products primarily under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline brands.

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