Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. Raises Stock Holdings in Unilever NV (NYSE:UN)

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Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) by 2.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 201,356 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,665 shares during the quarter. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Unilever were worth $11,570,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Baystate Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever during the third quarter valued at approximately $30,000. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC increased its position in shares of Unilever by 216.6% during the third quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC now owns 782 shares of the company’s stock valued at $47,000 after acquiring an additional 535 shares during the last quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group increased its position in shares of Unilever by 35.6% during the second quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group now owns 834 shares of the company’s stock valued at $51,000 after acquiring an additional 219 shares during the last quarter. Usca Ria LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever during the third quarter valued at approximately $73,000. Finally, Northwest Investment Counselors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Unilever during the third quarter valued at approximately $75,000. 8.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NYSE:UN opened at $56.56 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.61. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $57.67 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $59.17. Unilever NV has a 1 year low of $52.62 and a 1 year high of $63.62. The company has a market capitalization of $97.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.42, a P/E/G ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 0.44.

A number of brokerages recently commented on UN. Liberum Capital raised Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 2nd. Jefferies Financial Group raised Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 11th. Redburn Partners reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Friday, October 11th. Finally, HSBC downgraded Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “reduce” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 7th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.00.

Unilever Company Profile

Unilever N.V. operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates in three segments: Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care. The Beauty & Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products. This segment markets its products under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline brands.

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