ERTS Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its position in Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) by 11.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,020 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 805 shares during the period. ERTS Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Unilever were worth $497,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in Unilever by 7.5% in the 1st quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 76,588 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,421,000 after purchasing an additional 5,327 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp bought a new stake in Unilever during the first quarter valued at about $222,000. Cetera Investment Advisers bought a new stake in Unilever during the first quarter valued at about $211,000. Interactive Financial Advisors bought a new stake in Unilever during the first quarter valued at about $29,000. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Unilever by 14.3% during the first quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 141,714 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,180,000 after acquiring an additional 17,721 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 7.08% of the company’s stock.

Shares of UL stock traded down $0.50 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $61.17. The stock had a trading volume of 35,321 shares, compared to its average volume of 698,525. Unilever N.V. has a one year low of $50.80 and a one year high of $64.84. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $61.31 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $60.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $71.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.11, a PEG ratio of 2.62 and a beta of 0.53.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on UL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, September 7th. HSBC started coverage on Unilever in a report on Friday, June 28th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group raised Unilever from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 3rd. Finally, Barclays reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever in a report on Tuesday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.00.

About Unilever

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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