Unilever (LON:ULVR) was upgraded by equities researchers at Liberum Capital to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, Stock Target Advisor reports. The brokerage currently has a GBX 5,100 ($66.64) target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of GBX 4,375 ($57.17). Liberum Capital’s price target suggests a potential upside of 12.72% from the company’s current price.
A number of other research firms have also recently commented on ULVR. Shore Capital reiterated an “under review” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Thursday, October 17th. Jefferies Financial Group set a GBX 5,030 ($65.73) target price on Unilever and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 25th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 5,400 ($70.56) price target on shares of Unilever in a research note on Friday, November 15th. Royal Bank of Canada set a GBX 3,900 ($50.96) price target on Unilever and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 17th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 5,500 ($71.87) price objective on Unilever and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Unilever presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 4,899 ($64.01).
Shares of LON ULVR opened at GBX 4,524.50 ($59.12) on Monday. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 4,592.95 and a 200-day simple moving average of GBX 4,856.25. The company has a market capitalization of $52.72 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 216.37, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.60. Unilever has a 1 year low of GBX 3,905 ($51.03) and a 1 year high of GBX 5,333 ($69.69).
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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