Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) traded at $58.62 at last check on Tuesday, May 04, made a downturn move of -1% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $59.21 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.48 with the day’s price range being $58.26 – 58.67. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 23.02. In terms of its 52-week price range, UL has a high of $63.89 and a low of $49.75. The company’s stock has gained about 6% over that past 30 days.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the UL stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of Hold.
Based on estimates by 24 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 4 have rated the Unilever PLC (UL) stock as a Hold, while 14 rate it as a Buy. None analyst(s) rate it as outperform while 1 of them rated it as underperform, whereas 5 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the UL stock currently stands at 3.34, and the most recent price level today is 2.25% off its SMA20 and 4.89% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 62.44 while the volatility over the past week is 0.76% and jumps to 0.79% over the past one month. The beta value is 0.48, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.69. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $64.54, with the estimates having a low of $48.81 and a high of $76.7. These price ends are -16.73% and +30.84% off the today’s price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +14.19% if the UL share price touches on the median price of $66.94.
Let’s briefly compare Unilever PLC (UL) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -1% and +14.97% over the past 12 months for UL competes that of Procter & Gamble Company (PG), which has seen its stock price fall -0.17% in the latest trading session and is +15.56% over the last one year. Another of its peers Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) has climbed 0.38% today, and was +18.3% up over the past year, while Clorox Company (CLX) is also down -1% yet, while its price remains in the green at 14.97% over the same period. Unilever PLC has a P/E ratio of 23.02 compared to Procter & Gamble Company’s 24.83 and Colgate-Palmolive Company’s 25.85. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -1.21% and -0.62%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.4 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 1.94 Million. Current shares outstanding are 2.63 Billion.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 0% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 8.77%. The data shows that short shares as of April 14, 2021, stood at 1.94 Million at a short ratio of 1.01. This represents a 0.07% short interest in shares outstanding on April 14, 2021. Shares short dropped in April from the previous month at 1.99 Million. Investors should be worried about this stock as its upside potential is weak, with today’s price pushing the stock -1.91% down in year-to-date price movement.