Unilever’s price movement
Unilever N.V. (UN) has a market cap of $125.2 billion. After JPMorgan Chase upgraded the stock to “overweight,” it rose by 2.2% to close at $41.50 per share as of January 12, 2016. The price movement on a weekly, monthly, and YTD (year-to-date) basis is -1.5%, -3.5%, and -4.2%, respectively.
Technically, the stock broke the support. It’s trading below all of the moving day averages. Currently, Unilever is trading 2.7% below its 20-day moving average, 4.7% below its 50-day moving average, and 2.5% below its 200-day moving average.
The PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio (PID) invests 2.0% of its holdings in Unilever. PID tracks a dividend-yield-weighted index of foreign ADRs (American depositary receipts), GDRs (global depositary receipts), and non-US stocks listed in the US or London. The index screens on five-year dividend growth. PID’s YTD price movement is -9.5% as of January 11, 2016.
Unilever’s competitors and their market caps are:
JPMorgan Chase upgraded Unilever
JPMorgan Chase upgraded Unilever’s rating from “underweight” to “overweight.”
Unilever’s performance in fiscal 3Q15
Unilever reported fiscal 3Q15 turnover of 13,396.0 million euros—a rise of 9.4% compared to the turnover of 12,244.0 million euros in fiscal 3Q14. The turnover of the personal care, foods, refreshment, and home care segments rose by 12.9%, 4.8%, 10.2%, and 7.7%, respectively, in fiscal 3Q15—compared to the turnover in fiscal 3Q14.
The company declared a quarterly interim dividend in fiscal 3Q15 at the following rates:
- a dividend of 0.30 euros per Unilever N.V. ordinary share
- a dividend of 0.23 pounds per Unilever PLC ordinary share
- a dividend of $0.34 per Unilever New York share
- a dividend of $0.34 per Unilever ADR