|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||58.51 x 800|
|Day's Range||56.58 - 56.84|
|52 Week Range||50.80 - 58.07|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.53|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.45|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.77 (3.12%)|
|1y Target Est||50.00|
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For years, Procter & Gamble Co. has been adding more blades to its Gillette razors. The small firm’s shaving products are designed for men with coarse or curly hair, like many people of color. It is a market that P&G and other consumer-products conglomerates are pursuing by acquiring black-owned brands, many of which have loyal followings for their niche products.
Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC announced that each filed today, March 11, 2019, its Annual Report on Form 20-F, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Unilever is facing a consumer boycott in India after Hindu nationalists objected to a viral marketing video they say denigrates a holy festival. The film promoting Red Label tea depicts a man deliberately losing his elderly father in the vast crowds of the Kumbh Mela, then thinking better of it and reuniting with him over a cup of tea. The deliberate abandonment of elderly relatives has become a common thread in coverage of the festival, playing to the theme of the erosion of India’s traditional joint family in a society where public services for seniors are almost non-existent.
Retailing these days can be thought of as really just a two-horse race. In lane one is mighty Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). In the other is discount champion Walmart (NYSE:WMT). And while it may seem like AMZN has the upper hand, you can not count out WMT in the slightest. The world's largest retailer continues to fight back in a big way and the tug of war between the two is shaping up to be a big battle.Source: Mike Seyfang via Flickr The latest salvo from Walmart against Bezos' baby is taking a very successful play out their own books and applying it against them. We're talking about digital advertising. * 10 Small-Cap Stocks That Look Like Bargains AMZN has already used digital advertising effectively and Walmart's latest announcement to get into the game could put pressure on Amazon and ultimately cut some of those lucrative revenues. For investors in WMT, it just goes to show that the traditional retailer is adapting to the new environment with gusto. Walmart Gets Serious About Digital AdsWe've talked before about how Amazon is effectively selling space on its website to advertisers. The quick gist that vendors bid to have their products show up alongside a related search term.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSo, Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG) pays to have Tide products show up alongside the words "laundry detergent." The beauty for Amazon is that it doesn't matter if you buy Tide or Arm & Hammer, it still gets a sale and makes money on the sponsored ad.However, advertisers love the sponsored ads, as they can and do result in higher sales and AMZN is a retailer. Searching detergent on Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) still requires you then go to a retailer to purchase. By using Amazon, it cuts out the middle man. Because of this, Amazon's digital advertising revenues have continued to surge over the last few quarters. In fact, last quarter, AMZN reported that ad sales and other revenue jumped 95%to $3.4 billion.Do you know who else has a website that sees an insane amount of consumer traffic? Walmart. And now Walmart is looking to get in on the digital advertising act as well.In a meeting with suppliers at the end of February, WMT unveiled a plan to capture more advertising revenues. For starters, the retailer is now consolidating teams into a single group for ad sales and operations. That includes bringing its digital ad business under its banner and ending its relationship with ad giant WPP.Secondly, Walmart has plans to expand access to a massive amount of consumer data. According to Forrester Research, more than 300 million shoppers visit Walmart's stores every month and millions visit its various shopping brands websites each month. These shoppers create a ton of data that advertisers would kill to get their hands on. However, for the longest time, WMT hasn't done anything with it. A Big Deal for WalmartAll of this is a huge win for Walmart. The idea is that WMT becomes a network that firms can advertise on. Just like AMZN, Walmart features a rich ecosystem of websites and tangential offerings such as its Vudu video service. Using its rich pool of consumer data, on-demand and native advertising become a snap for firms tapping into WMT's network. Suppliers can pay for ads to sell products across the entire system. Did you buy a bike at a physical store? Well, you could now see an ad for a bike helmet while watching a movie on Vudu. And that clicked ad could take you to Jet.com -- a Walmart brand -- to purchase it.Moreover, like Amazon, Walmart can benefit from the same sort of "sponsored ad" set-up within its core website. Walmart gets the sale and ad revenue.But where Walmart potential has a leg-up on Amazon is in its physical store frontage.Already, product makers like Unilever (NYSE:UL) or Kellogg's (NYSE:K) pay WMT to set up physical displays and ads in its stores and aisles. But with access to the trove of consumer data, this can allow them to target very specific stores among its 4,600+ locations. Why waste money and time, when UL can pick these 100 stores that have exactly the consumer they are looking at for new mayo product. That's basically what Facebook (NYSE:FB) does for advertisers. Walmart can now do that with its physical stores. A Potential Game Changer for WalmartAs we've seen with Amazon, digital ads can be a huge money-maker for a retailer. Given WMT's huge base of data and store frontage, similar results should be had. And, like AMZN, the easy revenues here will allow Walmart the ability to invest in continued omnichannel innovation and help it fight the online sales war.All in all, the decision is a huge win for Walmart and its investors.And while Amazon will feel the heat, it probably won't be a crushing blow. But it could hit ad revenues a tad. And where Walmart could hit hard is among the pure players, like FB and Google. Already, we've begun to see the cracks in GOOG's advertising armor. With WMT getting into the mix, its dominant position will be tested even more. * 9 Trade War Stocks to Sell on U.S.-China Deal News The bottom line is that Walmart has found a smart way to get some additional revenues and build-out its online presence. Investors in WMT should be proud.Disclosure: At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt held a long position AMZN More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Blue-Chip Stocks That Will Lose You Money * 7 Cheap Stocks Under $5 That Could Soar * 7 Stocks Under $10 You Shouldn't Buy Compare Brokers The post Walmart Fights Back at Amazon by Getting Into the Advertising Game appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP took a double-barreled approach in ranking the 16 largest consumer companies on measures including exposure to emissions, use of water and climate governance. It assumed that businesses will need to adjust to the effects of a warming world for the sake of the bottom line and to make a compelling case to increasingly concerned consumers.
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LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever has acquired British snack brand Graze for an undisclosed price, boosting the group's presence in food, it said on Tuesday. The deal price was not disclosed. (Reporting by Martinne ...
While the Facebook (FB) earnings are getting most of the attention today on Wall Street, it would be a lot easier to live without your friends' data feed on the social media giant than it would be to go without washing your hair, cleaning your home or even having dessert. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with FB. Unilever's new CEO, Alan Jope, said that he expects market conditions "to remain challenging" in the coming year, and that sales will grow at the lower end of the target range.
Unilever is stockpiling ice creams in Britain and deodorants in continental Europe to guard against potential supply disruptions in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Anglo-Dutch consumer giant, which is the world's largest ice cream seller, makes British favorites like Magnum bars in Italy and Germany and is building up a few weeks of extra inventory in Britain in case of any border delays.
By Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter sales on Thursday, hurt by troubles in Latin America and weak growth in developed markets as new Chief Executive ...
The new chief executive of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream owner Unilever looks to be preparing the ground for some kitchen sinking at the consumer goods giant. Just three weeks into the role, Alan Jope warned of challenging conditions in 2019 and announced disappointing results for 2018, with lower-than-expected sales growth for the final quarter. The Unilever (UL) lifer takes over after two difficult years under predecessor Paul Polman.
The maker of Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Dove soap, reporting its first earnings since Mr. Jope took charge, said Thursday its closely watched underlying sales rose 2.9% in the fourth quarter, below the 3.5% level expected by analysts. The industry also faces rising commodity costs and growing competition from Amazon.com Inc. and discount chains that are launching own-label products.
Unilever reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter sales on Thursday, hurt by inflation in Argentina and flat volume growth in developed markets, in its first set of results since new Chief Executive Alan Jope took charge. New Chief Executive Alan Jope took charge of Unilever at the start of the year. "With growth weak but H2 margins strong, we expect this to fuel the ongoing debate on Unilever's top line versus bottom line algorithm," Jefferies analysts said.
In terms of regional distribution, Asia saw the highest turnover with 22.9 billion euros. Unilever ULVR-GB reported a 51 percent increase in annual net profit on Thursday, driven by a strong performance in India and other Asian markets. The consumer goods firm reported a net profit of 9.8 billion euros ($11.21 billion) in 2018 compared to 6.5 billion euros in 2017.
PLC (ULVR.LN) said Thursday that 2018 pretax profit surged 52%, handily beating analyst forecasts, but it warned of a difficult year ahead. The consumer goods-company said in 2018 it made a profit before tax of 12.38 billion euros ($14.16 billion) compared with EUR8.15 billion a year earlier. Unilever, owner of the Hellmann’s mayonnaise, Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brands, said turnover decreased 5.1% to EUR50.98 billion in 2018--below the EUR51.11 billion predicted by analysts.
Unilever has acquired The Laundress, a premium eco-friendly line of detergent, fabric care, and home cleaning products, the company announced. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, a source familiar with the negotiations put the sale figure at $100 million, Fast Company reported. Romitha Mally of UBS, who also facilitated Dollar Shave Club’s sale to Unilever, helped broker the deal, per FC. New York City-based The Laundress was founded in 2004 by Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd, who turned their experience in the fashion industry toward developing high-end products to help consumers better care for their designer clothing. “We grew frustrated with dingy white T-shirts, ineffective cleaning products, and items ruined by the dry cleaners.
NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2019 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors,.
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The maker of everything from Dove soap to Marmite, Unilever has had a bumpy year, and it ended with a miss on analyst sales forecasts. Julian Satterthwaite reports.