Media stories about Unilever (NYSE:UN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Unilever earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 44.6921201633981 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Unilever NV: Unilever to acquire Schmidt’s Naturals (twst.com)
- Lip Stick Global Market 2017 – 2022 Unilever NV, Procter & Gamble, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Johnson & Johnson – The Tri-County Press (thetricountypress.com)
- Equitec Proprietary Markets Has Raised Unilever NV (Put) (UN) Stake By $561000; Azul SA American Depositary SH … – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- Analyzing Unilever (UN) and Its Peers (americanbankingnews.com)
- Unilever NV (UN) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on UN shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.00.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were paid a $0.422 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. This is a positive change from Unilever’s previous dividend of $0.30. Unilever’s payout ratio is currently 70.42%.
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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.
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