Jefferies Financial Group set a GBX 4,380 ($57.23) target price on Unilever (LON:ULVR) in a research report released on Thursday morning, Borsen Zeitung reports. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

ULVR has been the subject of several other reports. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 4,100 ($53.57) price objective on Unilever and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, January 31st. Barclays assumed coverage on Unilever in a report on Wednesday, April 10th. They set an underweight rating and a GBX 3,950 ($51.61) price objective for the company. Shore Capital reissued an under review rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 4,700 ($61.41) target price on Unilever and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, February 25th. Finally, UBS Group lowered Unilever to a neutral rating and set a GBX 4,400 ($57.49) target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 4,255.91 ($55.61).

Shares of LON:ULVR opened at GBX 4,503.50 ($58.85) on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $52.37 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.82. Unilever has a 1-year low of GBX 3,830 ($50.05) and a 1-year high of GBX 4,550.75 ($59.46). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 202.45, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.46.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 2nd will be given a dividend of GBX 35.46 ($0.46) per share. This is a positive change from Unilever’s previous dividend of $33.61. This represents a dividend yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 2nd. Unilever’s payout ratio is presently 0.53%.

In related news, insider Mary Ma bought 557 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 4,153 ($54.27) per share, for a total transaction of £23,132.21 ($30,226.33).

Unilever Company Profile

Unilever PLC operates in the fast moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care segments. The Beauty & Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products primarily under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline brands.

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