HSBC cut shares of Unilever (NYSE:UN) from a hold rating to a reduce rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, January 7th, The Fly reports.
Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on UN. Redburn Partners reiterated a sell rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Friday, October 11th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Unilever from an in-line rating to an underweight rating in a report on Wednesday, September 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Unilever from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, December 19th. Finally, Liberum Capital raised shares of Unilever from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, December 2nd. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Unilever has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $68.00.
Shares of UN opened at $56.40 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $95.97 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 0.44. Unilever has a twelve month low of $52.40 and a twelve month high of $63.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74. The company has a 50 day moving average of $58.08 and a two-hundred day moving average of $59.35.
Unilever N.V. operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates in three segments: Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care. The Beauty & Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products. This segment markets its products under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline brands.
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