UL - Unilever PLC

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
55.96
+0.50 (+0.90%)
At close: 4:02PM EST
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Previous Close55.46
Open55.73
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range55.53 - 56.12
52 Week Range39.99 - 60.13
Volume967,807
Avg. Volume1,284,853
Market Cap148.739B
Beta0.79
PE Ratio (TTM)23.48
EPS (TTM)2.38
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.66 (2.99%)
Ex-Dividend Date2017-08-02
1y Target Est60.00
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
  • The Wall Street Journalyesterday

    [$$] KKR to Buy Unilever’s Spreads Business for $8 Billion

    U.S. private equity giant KKR agreed to acquire Unilever’s margarine and spreads business in a deal that values the unit at $8.03 billion, making it one of the largest European acquisitions by a buyout ...

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Unilever to sell spreads business to KKR for $8 billion

    The maker of Knorr soup and Dove soap announced the deal on Friday, hours after Reuters reported that KKR had entered exclusive talks to buy the shrinking business after outbidding rivals. The brands to be sold include Becel, Flora, Country Crock and Blue Band. Unilever put the business up for sale in April, following a review of its assets prompted by February's unsolicited $143 billion takeover attempt by Kraft Heinz (KHC.O).

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Unilever to sell spreads business to KKR for $8 billion

    The maker of Knorr soup and Dove soap announced the deal on Friday, hours after Reuters reported that KKR had entered exclusive talks to buy the shrinking business after outbidding rivals. The brands to be sold include Becel, Flora, Country Crock and Blue Band. Unilever put the business up for sale in April, following a review of its assets prompted by February's unsolicited $143 billion takeover attempt by Kraft Heinz (KHC.O).

  • American City Business Journals2 days ago

    Unilever spreads operation in New Century sold as part of a $8.1B deal

    Unilever announced plans to sell its global spreads business to KKR & Co. L.P. for $8.1 billion, a sale that includes a production plant that employs 300 in New Century, Kan. The acquisition of the Unilever spreads business is expected to be completed in mid-2018. KKR is a global investment firm with about $153 billion in assets under management as of end of the third quarter.

  • Unilever's Buyout of Schmidt's Naturals to Bolster Portfolio
    Zacks2 days ago

    Unilever's Buyout of Schmidt's Naturals to Bolster Portfolio

    Unilever's (UL) acquisition of Schmidt's Naturals is likely to strengthen the Personal Care Business.

  • Investopedia2 days ago

    How Unilever Makes Money (UL)

    Open your fridge, your pantry, your bathroom cabinet and you'll find the Unilever logo. Here's how the company got so enormous.

  • KKR Goes on a Margarine Binge
    Bloomberg2 days ago

    KKR Goes on a Margarine Binge

    The private equity firm will need to turn around a business in decline.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Exclusive - KKR wins auction for Unilever's spreads business: sources

    The deal would be a result of Unilever's review of its operations in search of non-core assets, which it initiated earlier this year after rebuffing a $143 billion takeover approach in February from Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O). KKR prevailed in an auction for the business and could finalise a deal as early as this month, the sources said, asking not to be identified because the discussions are confidential. KKR and Unilever did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Exclusive: KKR wins auction for Unilever's spreads business - sources

    The deal would be a result of Unilever's review of its operations in search of non-core assets, which it initiated earlier this year after rebuffing a $143 billion takeover approach in February from Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O). KKR prevailed in an auction for the business and could finalize a deal as early as this month, the sources said, asking not to be identified because the discussions are confidential. KKR and Unilever did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • Business Wire3 days ago

    Unilever to Acquire Schmidt’s Naturals

    Unilever today announced an agreement to acquire Schmidt’s Naturals, a personal care company based in Portland, Oregon.

  • Why 2017 Was a Year to Forget for Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Motley Fool4 days ago

    Why 2017 Was a Year to Forget for Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    Sales growth slowed to a crawl, which left cost cuts as the main path towards higher earnings.

  • Fortune4 days ago

    Unilever Is Launching a New ‘Natural’ Line of Shampoos and Soaps to Attract Millennials

    The personal care line is called Love Beauty and Planet.

  • Italy fines Unilever for abuse of dominant position in ice cream
    Reuters11 days ago

    Italy fines Unilever for abuse of dominant position in ice cream

    Italy's antitrust agency said on Wednesday it had fined Unilever's (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) Italian unit more than 60 million euros ($71 million) for abusing its dominant position in the country's ice cream market. It said Unilever had abused its position in single-wrapped so-called impulse ice creams, intended for immediate consumption, which it sells through its "Algida" brand. The local unit of the world's biggest ice cream maker said in a statement it rejected the agency's conclusion and would appeal.

  • Unilever Sees Spurning of Global Brands Spread Beyond Asia
    Bloomberg11 days ago

    Unilever Sees Spurning of Global Brands Spread Beyond Asia

    The tide is turning against multinational brands, which have been losing market share to local products not just in Asia’s emerging markets but also in the U.S. and Europe, according to Anglo-Dutch consumer ...

  • Buyout firm Platinum seeks parts of Unilever spreads business - sources
    Reuters12 days ago

    Buyout firm Platinum seeks parts of Unilever spreads business - sources

    Investment firm Platinum Equity is preparing a binding bid for part of Unilever's (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) margarine and spreads business, sources familiar with the matter said, ahead of next week's deadline for final offers. Los Angeles-based Platinum wants the portion of Unilever's spreads business that covers developed markets such as Europe and the United States where demand has been falling but profit margins remain high, rather than the whole unit which includes emerging markets, the sources said. Unilever's banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs have asked bidders to submit final bids by Dec. 11 as the consumer giant wants to clinch a deal before the end of 2017, they said.

  • Reuters12 days ago

    Buyout firm Platinum seeks parts of Unilever spreads business - sources

    Investment firm Platinum Equity is preparing a binding bid for part of Unilever's margarine and spreads business, sources familiar with the matter said, ahead of next week's deadline for final offers. Los Angeles-based Platinum wants the portion of Unilever's spreads business that covers developed markets such as Europe and the United States where demand has been falling but profit margins remain high, rather than the whole unit which includes emerging markets, the sources said. Unilever's banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs have asked bidders to submit final bids by Dec. 11 as the consumer giant wants to clinch a deal before the end of 2017, they said.

  • Forbes14 days ago

    How A Single Mom Battling Breast Cancer Built Beauty Bakerie To A $5M Brand, Got Unilever To Invest

    Beauty Bakerie's Cashmere Nicole stuck with her idea for a beauty business, even as she battled breast cancer as a single mom. Now she's got a $5 million business that counts Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas as a partner and consumer-goods giant Unilever as an investor.

  • Unilever CEO defends balance between growth, margin
    Reuters17 days ago

    Unilever CEO defends balance between growth, margin

    Under pressure to show he could speed up returns as a standalone company after rebuffing a $143 billion (£105.86 billion) bid, the maker of Dove soap and Magnum ice cream in April pledged to lift its operating margin to 20 percent by 2020. On Thursday evening, at the end of a two-day investor conference in New Jersey, Polman stressed that Unilever was not doing anything that would hurt volume growth, and that margin benefits were the result of prior investments. Polman said reductions in absolute marketing spending were due to efficiencies and criticised shareholders for pushing for margins but then changing their tune.

  • Unilever CEO defends balance between growth, margin
    Reuters17 days ago

    Unilever CEO defends balance between growth, margin

    Under pressure to show he could speed up returns as a standalone company after rebuffing a $143 billion bid, the maker of Dove soap and Magnum ice cream in April pledged to lift its operating margin to 20 percent by 2020. On Thursday evening, at the end of a two-day investor conference in New Jersey, Polman stressed that Unilever was not doing anything that would hurt volume growth, and that margin benefits were the result of prior investments. Polman said reductions in absolute marketing spending were due to efficiencies and criticized shareholders for pushing for margins but then changing their tune.

  • Forbes17 days ago

    Refreshments To Remain Unilever's Fastest-Growing Segment Going Forward

    Unilever‘s refreshments business includes brands such as Lipton, Slim Fast and Ben & Jerry’s. The segment contributes close to 20% of the company’s total revenues and accounts for 18% of its value, per Trefis estimates.

  • Reuters17 days ago

    Unilever touts new products, structure to fight rivals

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) told investors on Wednesday that it expects new products and a leaner organisation to help win an intensifying battle to sell packaged goods around the world. The maker of Dove soap and Knorr soup, which is under huge shareholder pressure since rebuffing a $143 billion (£107 billion) takeover bid in February from Kraft-Heinz (KHC.O), posted an unexpected slowdown in sales last month, citing lost market share to smaller rivals. The company's 20 billion-euro-a-year personal care business, often seen as its most attractive, posted only 2.4 percent growth in the first nine months of the year, but the unit's president, Alan Jope, on Wednesday said it should be back above 4 percent soon.

  • Reuters17 days ago

    Unilever touts new products, structure to fight rivals

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker Unilever told investors on Wednesday that it expects new products and a leaner organization to help win an intensifying battle to sell packaged goods around the world. The maker of Dove soap and Knorr soup, which is under huge shareholder pressure since rebuffing a $143 billion takeover bid in February from Kraft-Heinz, posted an unexpected slowdown in sales last month, citing lost market share to smaller rivals. The company's 20 billion-euro-a-year personal care business, often seen as its most attractive, posted only 2.4 percent growth in the first nine months of the year, but the unit's president, Alan Jope, on Wednesday said it should be back above 4 percent soon.

  • 3 Dividend Stocks That Cut Bigger Checks Than Unilever
    Motley Fool18 days ago

    3 Dividend Stocks That Cut Bigger Checks Than Unilever

    The consumer goods giant pays a good dividend, but there's even more to be had for income investors.

  • Reuters18 days ago

    Unilever sees personal care business returning to higher growth 'soon'

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) expects new products and increased distribution to help its personal care business return to growth above 4 percent soon, after a recent slowdown. Alan Jope, head of the unit that includes Dove soap and Sunsilk shampoo, said he was not satisfied with its 2.4-percent growth in the year so far, but he was "determined and confident" there would be a rebound. Speaking at an investor event at Unilever's New Jersey offices that was simultaneously broadcast over the internet, Jope declined to say exactly when the rebound would happen.