Huntington National Bank boosted its position in Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) by 14.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 100,103 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 12,470 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank’s holdings in Unilever plc were worth $4,939,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of UL. Sky Investment Group LLC raised its stake in Unilever plc by 1.1% in the first quarter. Sky Investment Group LLC now owns 51,876 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,560,000 after buying an additional 546 shares during the last quarter. West Coast Financial LLC bought a new stake in Unilever plc during the first quarter worth approximately $200,000. Bollard Group LLC raised its stake in Unilever plc by 12.3% in the first quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 42,424 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,093,000 after buying an additional 4,641 shares during the last quarter. Granite Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Unilever plc by 9.8% in the first quarter. Granite Investment Advisors LLC now owns 345,489 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,046,000 after buying an additional 30,732 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hartford Financial Management Inc. raised its stake in Unilever plc by 143.7% in the first quarter. Hartford Financial Management Inc. now owns 2,476 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 1,460 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 8.60% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unilever plc (NYSE:UL)

Shares of Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) traded down 0.50% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $50.19. The stock had a trading volume of 798,217 shares. The stock has a market cap of $142.52 billion, a PE ratio of 25.91 and a beta of 0.82. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $49.54 and its 200-day moving average is $43.83. Unilever plc has a 12 month low of $38.58 and a 12 month high of $51.12.

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A number of research firms recently commented on UL. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Tuesday, March 28th. Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Monday, March 27th. Barclays PLC raised Unilever plc from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 25th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Unilever plc in a research report on Friday, March 24th. Finally, Macquarie began coverage on Unilever plc in a research report on Friday, March 17th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.00.

Unilever plc Company Profile

Unilever PLC 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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