Unilever PLC (UL) Given News Impact Score of 0.16

Media headlines about Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2793535284146 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Unilever PLC (UL) traded down $0.76 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $55.00. The stock had a trading volume of 998,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,693,968. Unilever PLC has a 52 week low of $38.58 and a 52 week high of $60.13.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.4217 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This is a positive change from Unilever PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.07%. Unilever PLC’s dividend payout ratio is 68.62%.

A number of research analysts have commented on UL shares. Morgan Stanley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Argus initiated coverage on Unilever PLC in a research note on Friday. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever PLC in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.50.

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About Unilever PLC

Unilever PLC 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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