Press coverage about Unilever (NYSE:UL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Unilever earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6891839694975 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Unilever (UL) traded up $0.64 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $56.59. 360,683 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,849,196. Unilever has a 1-year low of $40.82 and a 1-year high of $60.13.

UL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Unilever from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, October 14th. Argus started coverage on shares of Unilever in a report on Friday, November 17th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Unilever presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.50.

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Unilever Company Profile

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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