Unilever (UN) Shares Bought by Natixis Advisors L.P.

Natixis Advisors L.P. increased its position in shares of Unilever (NYSE:UN) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 365,402 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,130 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Unilever were worth $20,605,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of UN. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Unilever by 10,119.7% during the fourth quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 3,860,177 shares of the company’s stock valued at $217,405,000 after purchasing an additional 3,822,405 shares during the period. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership acquired a new position in shares of Unilever during the fourth quarter valued at $39,804,000. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Unilever by 12.4% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,373,873 shares of the company’s stock valued at $359,422,000 after purchasing an additional 705,022 shares during the period. Aristotle Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Unilever by 8.0% during the fourth quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC now owns 5,271,121 shares of the company’s stock valued at $296,869,000 after purchasing an additional 391,603 shares during the period. Finally, Thornburg Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Unilever by 126.4% during the first quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. now owns 636,359 shares of the company’s stock valued at $35,884,000 after purchasing an additional 355,268 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 8.54% of the company’s stock.

Unilever opened at $56.27 on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The stock has a market cap of $96.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.24, a PEG ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 0.83. Unilever has a 52-week low of $51.56 and a 52-week high of $61.62.



The company also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 6th. Investors of record on Friday, May 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.4789 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 3rd. Unilever’s payout ratio is currently 64.43%.

UN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, April 13th. Goldman Sachs Group raised Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Sunday, March 18th. UBS raised Unilever from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Investec raised Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Argus raised Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 23rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $66.00.

Unilever Company Profile

Unilever N.V. operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. The company operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skincare and haircare products, deodorants, and oral care products. This segment markets its products under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, Vaseline, Dermalogica, Murad, Dollar Shave Club, Zest & Camay, and Seventh Generation brands.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever (NYSE:UN)

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