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What Did We Find About Insider Trading At Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL)?

Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) traded at $50.22 at last check on Tuesday, 01/24/23, made a downward move of -0.79% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $50.62 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.12 with the day’s price range being $50.09 – $50.80. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 20.67. In terms of its 52-week price range, UL has a high of $53.51 and a low of $42.44. The company’s stock has lost about -0.96% over that past 30 days.

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Unilever PLC has a market cap of $127.21 billion. With its Forward Dividend at 1.80 and a yield of 3.55%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the UL stock to gain ahead of the earnings release.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. 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 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.

Based on estimates by 22 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 9 have rated the Unilever PLC (UL) stock as a Hold, while 8 rate it as a Buy. 1 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 1 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 3 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Hold 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 3.00, and the most recent price level today is -1.11% off its SMA20 and 0.04% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 46.15 while the volatility over the past week is 1.28% and jumps to 1.04% over the past one month. The beta value is 0.43, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.61. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $52.31, with the estimates having a low of $37.31 and a high of $64.31. These price ends are 25.71% and -28.06% off the today’s price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -6.23% if the UL share price touches on the median price of $53.35.

Let’s briefly compare Unilever PLC (UL) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -0.79% and 2.66% over the past 12 months for UL competes that of Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), which has seen its stock price fall -0.86% in the latest trading session and is -9.24% over the last one year. Another of its peers The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has dropped -1.52% today, and was -12.79% down over the past year, while General Mills Inc. (GIS) is also up 0.30% yet, while its price remains in the green at 11.56% over the same period. Unilever PLC has a P/E ratio of 20.67 compared to Colgate-Palmolive Company’s 33.12 and The Procter & Gamble Company’s 24.91. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -1.45% and -1.08%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.38 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 2.04 million. Current shares outstanding are 2.56 billion.

The insiders hold 2.90% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 10.90%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 3.89 million at a short ratio of 1.18. This represents a 0.15% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 3.2 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock 0.54% up in year-to-date price movement.

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