Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Unilever NV (UN) Stock Price

News headlines about Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever NV earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.3280774999673 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently commented on UN shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Unilever NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Unilever NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever NV in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Unilever NV from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $65.00.

Shares of Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) traded up 0.19% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $58.53. 809,983 shares of the company traded hands. Unilever NV has a 52 week low of $38.41 and a 52 week high of $59.05. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $57.32 and its 200-day moving average is $52.48. The company has a market capitalization of $164.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.52 and a beta of 0.90.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th will be issued a $0.352 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.41%.

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Unilever NV Company Profile

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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