Unilever Plc (NYSE:UL).
Raymond James & Associates says it increased its stake in Unilever Plc stock by 0.1% as of the end of the last quarter. Its stake stood at $77,645,000 an increase of 7.3% as of the end of the quarter.
Several firms have updated their holdings. Lazard Asset Management LLC added to its investment by buying 7,031 shares an increase of 1.0%. Lazard Asset Management LLC now controls 683,035 shares with a value of $39,588,000. The total value of its holdings increased 8.2%. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp augmented its holdings by buying 19,477 shares an increase of 2.3% in the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp currently owns 882,041 shares valued at $51,123,000. The value of the position overall is up by 9.5%.
As of quarter end Baird Financial Group, Inc. had bought 2,372 shares growing its stake by 2.0%. The value in dollars went from $6,440,000 to $7,034,000 a change of $594,000 since the last quarter.
On October 11, 2017 Morgan Stanley reiterated a “Neutral” rating on the stock. September 7 investment analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co kept a “Neutral” rating on the company.
In the market the company is trading down by 0.38% since yesterday’s close of 55.81. The P/E ratio is 23.23 and the market value is 165.15B. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $2.39 with 1.24B shares outstanding.
Traders are more bullish on shares of the company lately looking at the downtick in short interest. The company saw a fall in short interest of -46.97% as of October 13, 2017 from the last reporting period. Short interest fell 637,358 over that period. Days to cover decreased 0.0 to 1.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.00% as of October 13.