Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) saw an upside of 1.05% to $52.83 after adding $0.55 on Wednesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,469,448 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $53.38 in the past week. An average of 2,105,122 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,788,463.
UL’s 1-month performance is -5.32% or -$2.28 on its low of $52.18 reached on 10/12/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $51.98 and high of $63.89, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/16/21. YTD, UL has lost -13.39% or -$7.42. However, the current price is down -17.31%% from the 52-week high price.
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The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 28.10 and a low of 12.81. UL stock has a beta of 0.45. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.30 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 6.96.
Unilever PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.99 per share. Its dividend yield is 3.76%. UL’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 8, when it paid $0.5031 a share compared with prior rate of $0.5159, down -2.54% from last year’s. The company latest dividend decrease of $0.0128 reported on Friday July 23 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 18.41% yearly.
It is projected that Unilever PLC’s next ex-dividend date will be on 1-Nov. UL is expected to distribute $0.5031 as its next dividend.
Unilever PLC’s quick ratio for the recent quarter was 0.50, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.70 meaning that UL stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 22.44%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $48.46 billion against revenue of $57.94 billion.
Unilever PLC’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $417.76 million against total debt of $27.54 billion. UL stock balance sheet for the recent quarter shows that total liabilities totaled 61.58 billion, with total debt at $27.54 billion
Let’s look briefly at Unilever PLC (UL) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 37.88% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 9.06%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $52.66, reflecting a -0.21% or -$0.11 change from its current price. UL is currently trading -3.68% above its 20-day SMA, -12.50% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -8.46% and -10.41% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 11.66% and 11.00% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.57. The RSI (14) points at 36.84%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 26.86% with the period’s ATR at 0.59. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.52 and -1.01 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL), JP Morgan downgraded it to an Underweight rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for UL stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 5 brokerage advisors rate UL as a “sell,”, while 4 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 11 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is UL’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $47.86 and a high of $72.75, with their median price target at $63.61. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Unilever PLC (UL) stock is $61.71.