ULVR.L - Unilever PLC

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
4,133.50
+54.00 (+1.32%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous Close4,079.50
Open4,082.50
Bid4,125.50 x 7700
Ask4,136.50 x 40000
Day's Range4,082.50 - 4,145.00
52 Week Range3,678.50 - 4,557.50
Volume2,512,941
Avg. Volume3,010,532
Market Cap111.746B
Beta0.75
PE Ratio (TTM)16.62
EPS (TTM)248.70
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.29 (3.17%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-05-03
1y Target Est44.12
  • Financial Times13 hours ago

    [$$] Unilever plc shareholders need to defeat unification plan

    , but the way they are going about it is causing resentment and risks doing material harm to holders of Unilever plc. If the plc shareholders approve, Unilever would cease to be a British company as generally defined, since it would be registered and listed in Holland, with headquarters in Rotterdam.

  • Investors Demand Nestle, Pepsi and Others Cut Plastic Use
    Bloomberg22 hours ago

    Investors Demand Nestle, Pepsi and Others Cut Plastic Use

    A group of 25 investors managing more than $1 trillion in assets are demanding that Nestle SA, PepsiCo Inc., Procter & Gamble Co. and Unilever NV reduce their use of plastic packaging, calling it environmentally damaging. The initiative was organized by As You Sow, a nonprofit shareholder advocacy group that pushes companies to act responsibly. It was signed by investment managers including Hermes Investment Management, Impax Asset Management, NEI Investments and Walden Asset Management.

  • Will Hindustan Unilever Limited’s (NSE:HINDUNILVR) Earnings Grow Over The Next Year?
    Simply Wall St.yesterday

    Will Hindustan Unilever Limited’s (NSE:HINDUNILVR) Earnings Grow Over The Next Year?

    Since Hindustan Unilever Limited (NSE:HINDUNILVR) released its earnings in March 2018, the consensus outlook from analysts appear fairly confident, as a 19.14% increase in profits is expected in the upcomingRead More...

  • TheStreet.com3 days ago

    Will Kraft Heinz Buy Pepsico or Mondelez?

    A big deal this year for Kraft Heinz is likely, says Stifel analyst, while a Morningstar analyst expresses skepticism

  • Unilever takes stand against digital media's fake followers
    Reuters4 days ago

    Unilever takes stand against digital media's fake followers

    Consumer goods giant Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS), the world's second-biggest advertiser, is cutting ties with digital media "influencers" that buy followers, saying it wants to help make advertising more transparent. With big brands advertising more on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook (FB.O), a cottage industry of "influencers" has sprung up, in which celebrities and other popular people earn money by posting about products.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Unilever takes stand against digital media's fake followers

    Consumer goods giant Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS), the world's second-biggest advertiser, is cutting ties with digital media "influencers" that buy followers, saying it wants to help make advertising more transparent. With big brands advertising more on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook (FB.O), a cottage industry of "influencers" has sprung up, in which celebrities and other popular people earn money by posting about products.

  • Unilever says it won’t work with social media stars who buy followers
    CNBC4 days ago

    Unilever says it won’t work with social media stars who buy followers

    Consumer-goods company Unilever will not work with social media stars, or "influencers," who buy followers on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, it announced Monday.

  • CNBC4 days ago

    Unilever says it won’t work with social media stars who buy followers

    Consumer-goods company Unilever ULVR-GB will not work with social media stars, or "influencers," who buy followers on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, it announced Monday. Chief Marketing Officer Keith Weed said the company would scrutinize how it works with such influencers and urged other brands to look at how they avoid fraud on social media. Influencer marketing is of growing importance for brands who want to use well-known and trusted faces to market their products on social media.

  • The Wall Street Journal5 days ago

    Unilever Demands Influencer Marketing Business Clean Up Its Act

    Using personalities popular on social media for promotion may be a hot marketing technique, but it also has a downside, warns one of the world’s biggest advertisers. , the maker of Dove shampoo and Hellman’s mayonnaise, is expected to call for greater transparency in the often murky world of influencer marketing during the Cannes ad festival that is taking place this week on the French Riviera. Influencer marketing, the practice that involves paying people with large social-media followings to promote a product or service, has been growing in importance over the past few years as brands flocked to the practice to help them harness the popularity of social-media platforms.

  • Reuters7 days ago

    British M&A booms two years on from Brexit vote

    Deal-making involving UK companies has picked up in the two years since the country's decision to leave the European Union, defying worries that Brexit would stifle mergers and acquisition activity, data from Thomson Reuters Deals Intelligence shows. The surprise referendum result in June 2016 initially stoked fears that deals involving British firms would dry up amid uncertainty about Brexit's impact on the UK economy.

  • The Wall Street Journal8 days ago

    [$$] Goodbye London: Unilever Set to Lose Its Place in the FTSE 100

    One of the U.K.’s biggest companies looks set to leave the FTSE 100, the country’s blue chip stock index. Unilever PLC said Thursday it was “extremely unlikely” it would keep a place in the index after it consolidates its British and Dutch legal structure in the Netherlands. It currently operates as two separately listed companies, Unilever PLC in the U.K. and Unilever NV in the Netherlands.

  • Moody's8 days ago

    Moody's: M&A to continue as North American consumer packaged goods firms look to bolster long-term growth

    As pricing pressures mount, M&A will remain an important growth tool for North American consumer packaged goods companies, which have begun to exhaust the benefits of the cost-cutting programs that helped them shore up profits, Moody's Investors Service says in a new report. "Over the next year, North American consumer packaged goods firms will continue to undertake M&A as they endeavor to secure greater scale and pricing power in order to bolster their long-term growth," said Chedly Louis, a Moody's VP-Senior Credit Officer. As consumers move more of their shopping online, greater pricing transparency will continue to fuel pricing wars among large retailers, weighing on profitability and cash flow at some consumer packaged goods companies, Louis says.

  • Unilever's Expensive PowerPoint Moment
    Bloomberg8 days ago

    Unilever's Expensive PowerPoint Moment

    Just ask Unilever shareholders. The message and the way it was disclosed — coughed out in a presentation at a conference organized by Deutsche Bank AG — are both concerning, especially for a company that was the subject of a $143 billion bid from The Kraft Heinz Co. last year. Unilever blamed the slower-than-expected growth on strikes in Brazil, which would cut revenue by 150 million euros ($177 million) in the second quarter.

  • Unilever signals likely FTSE exit as Brazil strike hits sales
    Reuters8 days ago

    Unilever signals likely FTSE exit as Brazil strike hits sales

    Unilever (UNc.AS) (ULVR.L) is "extremely unlikely" to stay in Britain's FTSE 100 blue chip share index (.FTSE) after the consumer products company moves its headquarters to the Netherlands. Unilever also said on Thursday that a truckers strike in Brazil would hit sales more than expected, contributing to a 4 percent drop in the company's shares. The group said the strike in Brazil last month - which prevented all deliveries to factories or stores for 11 days - would reduce second-quarter sales by 150 million euros ($177.38 million).

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Unilever says shares ‘extremely’ unlikely to stay in FTSE 100

    , the consumer goods group, said it was “extremely” unlikely to stay in the UK’s FTSE 100 index once it consolidated its headquarters in the Netherlands, in a blow to some London-benchmarked index funds. about the likely exclusion from the FTSE 100, a popular benchmark index used by funds, once the group dismantles its dual listing structure and makes Rotterdam its single headquarters. “We understand and appreciate that a departure from the FTSE index has negative implications for some investors that are benchmarked to it, however simplification is the right thing for the company and our shareholders as a whole,” said Graeme Pitkethly, finance director, at a conference hosted by Deutsche Bank.

  • Unilever signals likely FTSE exit as Brazil strike hits sales
    Reuters8 days ago

    Unilever signals likely FTSE exit as Brazil strike hits sales

    Unilever (UNc.AS) (ULVR.L) is "extremely unlikely" to stay in Britain's FTSE 100 blue chip share index (.FTSE) after the consumer products company moves its headquarters to the Netherlands. Unilever also said on Thursday that a truckers strike in Brazil would hit sales more than expected, contributing to a 4 percent drop in the company's shares. The group said the strike in Brazil last month - which prevented all deliveries to factories or stores for 11 days - would reduce second-quarter sales by 150 million euros (132 million pounds).

  • Unilever Warns of Slow Sales as It Faces Future Outside FTSE
    Bloomberg8 days ago

    Unilever Warns of Slow Sales as It Faces Future Outside FTSE

    Unilever gave a muted outlook for sales and said it’s “extremely unlikely” to remain in the U.K.’s benchmark FTSE 100 stock index after the company consolidates its headquarters in the Netherlands. The consumer-goods giant said sales growth in the first half is likely to be below the full-year forecast range of 3 percent to 5 percent. The effect of strikes in Brazil will cut sales by 150 million euros ($177 million) in the second quarter, it said.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Unilever investors follow Brazilian trucks, not the blue-chip index

    Unilever will not be included in the FTSE 100 index if it moves to a single headquarters in the Netherlands. This is bad, apparently. Saudi Aramco will not seek inclusion in the FTSE 100 index if it chooses ...

  • Is Unilever PLC’s (LON:ULVR) ROE Of 45.08% Sustainable?
    Simply Wall St.21 days ago

    Is Unilever PLC’s (LON:ULVR) ROE Of 45.08% Sustainable?

    Unilever PLC (LSE:ULVR) outperformed the Personal Products industry on the basis of its ROE – producing a higher 45.08% relative to the peer average of 13.54% over the past 12Read More...

  • Reuters22 days ago

    Unilever CEO in no rush to quit, prefers internal successor: Bernstein

    No date has been set for Polman's retirement, but Sky News reported in November he was expected to step down in about 18 months, citing people close to the matter. "We need to do a few things that we're in the middle of now that I am probably better-placed for finishing," Polman told Bernstein analyst Andrew Wood in an interview the brokerage hosted last week and published on Thursday. The owner of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry's ice cream was working with search firm Egon Zehnder to find a possible external successor for Polman, who has been CEO since January 2009, Sky News reported at the time.

  • The Lid on Unilever's Pricing Basket
    Motley Fool23 days ago

    The Lid on Unilever's Pricing Basket

    Four factors are currently crimping the organization's pricing strategy.

  • Moody's23 days ago

    Unilever International Holdings N.V -- Moody's assigns A1 long term issuer rating to Unilever International Holdings N.V.; stable outlook

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has assigned an A1 long term issuer rating with a stable outlook to Unilever International Holdings N.V. ("New NV"), a newly created entity that will become the ultimate parent company of the Unilever group on implementation of the simplification of the group's corporate structure. The A1 long term issuer ratings of Unilever PLC ("PLC") and Unilever N.V. ("NV" and together with PLC, "Unilever"), the A1 senior unsecured ratings of their subsidiaries, the (P)A1 and (P)A2 ratings of the shelf programmes issued by Unilever and Unilever Capital Corporation ("UCC" A1 stable) and the short-term Prime-1 (P-1) ratings for Commercial Paper issued by NV, PLC and Unilever Capital Corporation, are not impacted by this action.

  • CNBC28 days ago

    Bill George: As consumer giants struggle, Unilever rises above the pack

    Denise Morrison's sudden retirement as CEO of Campbell Soup CPB highlighted the struggles that all consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are having in today's rapidly changing markets. Since Paul Polman assumed the helm as CEO in January 2009, Unilever has risen above the pack with a long-term vision and consistently strong performance. In many ways, Unilever is the epitome of PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi's model of "Performance with Purpose." As consistently strong as its performance has been the past five years under Nooyi's leadership, even PepsiCo's stock price has struggled in the last two years.

  • Bloomberg29 days ago

    Unilever's Ghana Unit Sees Growing Economy Bolstering Sales

    Rapid economic expansion and a stable currency will continue to bolster Unilever NV’s Ghana unit after revenue grew by a fifth in the first three months of 2018, according to its managing director. The manufacturer and distributor of Lux soap and Lipton tea wants to take advantage of favorable conditions in the West African nation by widening its distribution network and introducing more products, MD Ziobeieton Yeo said Thursday in an interview in the capital, Accra. An oil-fueled boom has lifted Ghana’s economic expansion to 8.5 percent last year and the International Monetary Fund forecasts growth of 6.3 percent in 2018.