ULVR.L - Unilever PLC

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
4,269.00
+66.50 (+1.58%)
At close: 5:01PM BST
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Previous Close4,202.50
Open4,214.50
Bid4,000.00 x 7700
Ask4,300.00 x 40000
Day's Range4,208.00 - 4,285.50
52 Week Range3,678.50 - 4,557.50
Volume7,195,819
Avg. Volume2,599,366
Market Cap112.49B
Beta0.93
PE Ratio (TTM)16.89
EPS (TTM)252.70
Earnings DateOct 18, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield1.31 (3.08%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-08-02
1y Target Est44.97
  • Reuters23 hours ago

    Dutch PM stands by plan to axe tax to woo big business

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will push ahead with plans to scrap the country's dividend tax, he said on Friday, warning that failure to do so could prompt Unilever (UNc.AS)(ULVR.L) and Shell (RDSa.AS) to move their headquarters elsewhere. Rutte has come under enormous pressure to keep the 15 percent withholding tax. Opponents argue that scrapping it amounts to a 2 billion euro tax break for foreign investors, mainly designed to please Shell and Unilever.

  • Exclusive: Nestle, Unilever, Coke make bids in $4 billion-plus GSK India sale - sources
    Reuters4 days ago

    Exclusive: Nestle, Unilever, Coke make bids in $4 billion-plus GSK India sale - sources

    Nestle (NESN.S), Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) and Coca-Cola (KO.N) are among bidders for GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK.L) Indian Horlicks nutrition business, expected to fetch more than $4 billion, four people familiar with the matter said.

  • Exclusive - Nestle, Unilever, Coke make bids in $4 billion-plus GSK India sale: sources
    Reuters4 days ago

    Exclusive - Nestle, Unilever, Coke make bids in $4 billion-plus GSK India sale: sources

    Nestle (NESN.S), Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) and Coca-Cola (KO.N) are among bidders for GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK.L) Indian Horlicks nutrition business, expected to fetch more than $4 billion (3.03 billion pounds), four people familiar with the matter said. It was not clear which other companies were bidding, although Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L), a company eager to build up its consumer health operation, did not make an offer, two sources said. GSK, Nestle, Reckitt and Unilever declined to comment.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Top 10 Unilever shareholder may vote against plan to go Dutch

    Unilever shareholder Lindsell Train is likely to use at least some of its shares to vote against the company's planned move to the Netherlands, which will cost the consumer goods giant its spot in the benchmark FTSE 100 index. The British asset manager - the third-largest owner of Unilever Plc shares, according to Thomson Reuters data - joins a growing chorus of concern against the move, aimed at simplifying Unilever's dual-headed Anglo-Dutch structure. "We admire Unilever as a company and have a high regard for its current executive team and board, but on this issue we will vote in the interests of our various clients as we judge appropriate," Nick Train, co-founder of the British asset management firm, said in an emailed statement.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Sept 17

    The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Headlines Big UK shareholder in Unilever to fight headquarters shift ...

  • Better Buy: Procter & Gamble vs. Unilever
    Motley Fool8 days ago

    Better Buy: Procter & Gamble vs. Unilever

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  • The Wall Street Journal10 days ago

    [$$] FTSE 100 Sets Unilever’s Departure Date

    LONDON—Unilever PLC will be booted from the U.K.’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index before the end of the year if the company wins a shareholder vote to consolidate its dual structure and establish a single headquarters in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream had asked FTSE Russell, the compiler of the index, to allow it to remain a component of the index. FTSE Russell, in a written statement Tuesday, said Unilever would indeed fall out of the index on Dec. 24.

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  • Reuters10 days ago

    FTSE confirms new Unilever not eligible for UK blue chip index

    Consumer goods giant Unilever will not be included in Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index once it ends its dual-headed structure, index compiler FTSE Russell said. The exclusion risks angering some UK shareholders whose approval is needed to complete the restructuring, which is aimed at making Unilever more agile, particularly when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. The confirmation came in a notice posted on the exchange's website https://bit.ly/2O9xGcr and confirms previous guidance from Unilever that it was "very unlikely" to be eligible after becoming a single corporate entity incorporated and headquartered in the Netherlands.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    FTSE confirms new Unilever not eligible for UK blue chip index

    Consumer goods giant Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) will not be included in Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index once it ends its dual-headed structure, index compiler FTSE Russell said. The exclusion risks angering some UK shareholders whose approval is needed to complete the restructuring, which is aimed at making Unilever more agile, particularly when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. The confirmation came in a notice posted on the exchange's website https://bit.ly/2O9xGcr and confirms previous guidance from Unilever that it was "very unlikely" to be eligible after becoming a single corporate entity incorporated and headquartered in the Netherlands.

  • Unilever's Dutch entity to replace parent company on FTSE Russell
    Reuters11 days ago

    Unilever's Dutch entity to replace parent company on FTSE Russell

    New Unilever NV will be incorporated in the Netherlands and listed on Euronext Amsterdam, FTSE Russell said in a statement. The new company will be assigned a nationality of Netherlands for FTSE index inclusion, and will not be eligible for the FTSE 100, the exchange's statement said.

  • Unilever's Dutch entity to replace parent company on FTSE Russell
    Reuters11 days ago

    Unilever's Dutch entity to replace parent company on FTSE Russell

    New Unilever NV will be incorporated in the Netherlands and listed on Euronext Amsterdam, FTSE Russell said in a statement. The new company will be assigned a nationality of Netherlands for FTSE index inclusion, and will not be eligible for the FTSE 100, the exchange's statement said.

  • Unilever details plans for December listing of new Dutch entity
    Reuters11 days ago

    Unilever details plans for December listing of new Dutch entity

    Consumer goods giant Unilever laid out details on Tuesday for the planned December listing of its new Dutch entity, which has sparked criticism from some UK shareholders and become swept up in the debate over Brexit. The decision, which is pending shareholder approval, also faces pushback from some UK investors. It will likely see Unilever drop out of Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index, which could cause forced selling by UK funds mandated to track the index.

  • Unilever details plans for December listing of new Dutch entity
    Reuters11 days ago

    Unilever details plans for December listing of new Dutch entity

    Consumer goods giant Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) laid out details on Tuesday for the planned December listing of its new Dutch entity, which has sparked criticism from some UK shareholders and become swept up in the debate over Brexit. The decision, which is pending shareholder approval, also faces pushback from some UK investors. It will likely see Unilever drop out of Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index (.FTSE), which could cause forced selling by UK funds mandated to track the index.

  • Unilever has plan B if Dutch retain dividend tax
    Reuters11 days ago

    Unilever has plan B if Dutch retain dividend tax

    AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever (ULVR.L) has a plan to avoid unequal taxation for shareholders in countries such as Britain if the Dutch government fails to scrap its 15 percent withholding tax on dividends as planned or delays doing so. Unilever's backup plan was disclosed Tuesday as part of the Anglo-Dutch company's move to end its dual structure and consolidate a single headquarters in Rotterdam. British shareholders, a significant portion of the Anglo-Dutch company's base, will be uniquely exposed to the Dutch tax if it is still in effect when Rotterdam becomes Unilever's headquarters in December.

  • Reuters11 days ago

    Unilever has plan B if Dutch retain dividend tax

    AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever (ULVR.L) has a plan to avoid unequal taxation for shareholders in countries such as Britain if the Dutch government fails to scrap its 15 percent withholding tax on dividends as planned or delays doing so. Unilever's backup plan was disclosed Tuesday as part of the Anglo-Dutch company's move to end its dual structure and consolidate a single headquarters in Rotterdam. British shareholders, a significant portion of the Anglo-Dutch company's base, will be uniquely exposed to the Dutch tax if it is still in effect when Rotterdam becomes Unilever's headquarters in December.

  • Unilever Dutch Row Misses the Danger of Pricey M&A
    Bloomberg11 days ago

    Unilever Dutch Row Misses the Danger of Pricey M&A

    Unilever NV is asking its shareholders to grant it more flexibility in M&A at the cost of slightly stronger takeover defenses and ejection from Britain's blue chip FTSE-100 index. The cost-benefit equation turns above all on whether the consumer group can be trusted not to abuse its newfound freedom to overpay for a U.S. deal. To re-cap, the group comprises separate U.K. Plc and Netherlands NV companies that act jointly.

  • Reuters11 days ago

    Unilever details plans for December listing of new Dutch entity

    Consumer goods giant Unilever laid out details on Tuesday for the planned December listing of its new Dutch entity, which has sparked criticism from some UK shareholders and become swept up in the debate over Brexit. The decision, which is pending shareholder approval, also faces pushback from some UK investors. It will likely see Unilever drop out of Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index, which could cause forced selling by UK funds mandated to track the index.

  • Unilever confronts the ‘chairdrobe’ as consumers rethink laundry
    Reuters17 days ago

    Unilever confronts the ‘chairdrobe’ as consumers rethink laundry

    Marketers at consumer goods giant Unilever (ULVR.L)(UNc.AS) are calling it the "chairdrobe" - the heap of lightly worn clothes that often ends up crumpling one's go-to garments. It's a familiar sight in the bedrooms of some 60 percent of millennials – 22- to 37-year-olds earning more than a quarter of the world's income - who approach laundry differently from other age groups, Unilever's market research shows. Tide, also known as Ariel, has 14.3 percent of the global laundry care market versus Omo's 5.2 percent, Euromonitor International says.

  • Unilever confronts the 'chairdrobe' as consumers rethink laundry
    Reuters17 days ago

    Unilever confronts the 'chairdrobe' as consumers rethink laundry

    Marketers at consumer goods giant Unilever (ULVR.L)(UNc.AS) are calling it the "chairdrobe" - the heap of lightly worn clothes that often ends up crumpling one's go-to garments. It's a familiar sight in the bedrooms of some 60 percent of millennials – 22- to 37-year-olds earning more than a quarter of the world's income - who approach laundry differently from other age groups, Unilever's market research shows. Tide, also known as Ariel, has 14.3 percent of the global laundry care market versus Omo's 5.2 percent, Euromonitor International says.

  • Unilever beauty unit kisses 10 frogs for every prince or princess
    Reuters17 days ago

    Unilever beauty unit kisses 10 frogs for every prince or princess

    Alan Jope, Unilever's president of beauty and personal care, told a conference hosted by Barclays that he has approved over 130 "licenses to hunt," which have resulted in just 13 acquisitions over the past four years, including Dollar Shave Club, Murad and Hourglass. Overall, Unilever has completed 24 acquisitions since the start of 2015 as it seeks an accelerated overhaul of its portfolio. Its 21 billion euro beauty and personal care business also launched seven new home-grown brands over the last 18 months, including Love Beauty and Planet, which is on track to reach $60 million (46.9 million pounds) in sales and turn a profit in its first year.

  • Ad giant WPP names Read as CEO for post-Sorrell era
    Reuters19 days ago

    Ad giant WPP names Read as CEO for post-Sorrell era

    WPP (WPP.L) named company veteran Mark Read as its new CEO on Monday to steer the world's biggest advertising company through a period of unprecedented change and following the acrimonious exit of its founder Martin Sorrell. The 51-year-old takes charge of the $21 billion (£16.3 billion) company at a tough time following a year-long sharp downturn in trading sparked by competition from Google and Facebook and pressure from clients to simplify the business and cut pricing. Sorrell wrote to Read and his new chief operating officer Andrew Scott on Sunday to wish them well, encourage them to work together and explained the challenges ahead as he saw them, a person familiar with the matter said.

  • Reuters22 days ago

    Coca-Cola quickly brews up Costa 'Del Sol' deal with Whitbread

    The 3.9 billion-pound sale of the Costa coffee chain to Coca-Cola (KO.N) began brewing when Whitbread's boss Alison Brittain crossed paths with the chief executive of the soft drinks giant at a conference in May. Brittain, who has led Costa-owner Whitbread (WTB.L) since December 2015, didn't know James Quincey before the Microsoft CEO Summit in Seattle. "I hadn't met him before that," Brittain said on Friday.

  • Reuters22 days ago

    From Unilever to Ford, companies in Venezuela cling on by cutting products

    CARACAS/VALENCIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Unilever's factory in the outskirts of the northern Venezuelan city of Valencia once bustled with activity as it produced everything from soap to toothpaste for one of South America's wealthiest economies. Now, with Venezuela struggling with a fifth year of recession and its economy wracked by hyperinflation, there are few signs of activity. The Anglo-Dutch conglomerate has quietly scaled back its output in the crisis-stricken oil-producing nation to a single product - Tio Rico ice cream - produced in Valencia and at another plant in Barquisimeto, some 90 miles (145 km) to the west.

  • From Unilever to Ford, companies in Venezuela cling on by cutting products
    Reuters22 days ago

    From Unilever to Ford, companies in Venezuela cling on by cutting products

    CARACAS/VALENCIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Unilever's factory in the outskirts of the northern Venezuelan city of Valencia once bustled with activity as it produced everything from soap to toothpaste for one of South America's wealthiest economies. Now, with Venezuela struggling with a fifth year of recession and its economy wracked by hyperinflation, there are few signs of activity. The Anglo-Dutch conglomerate has quietly scaled back its output in the crisis-stricken oil-producing nation to a single product - Tio Rico ice cream - produced in Valencia and at another plant in Barquisimeto, some 90 miles (145 km) to the west.