Headlines about Unilever (NYSE:UN) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.9780451332227 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Unilever (UN) traded up $0.43 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $56.52. 1,745,600 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,243,854. Unilever has a 12 month low of $40.06 and a 12 month high of $61.62.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Unilever has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.00.
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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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