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Is the Unilever share price expensive at 4072p?

Jack Brumby

Unilever (LON:ULVRis a large cap stock in the Personal Products industry whose brands Axe, Dirt is Good (Omo), Dove, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, Rexona, Sunsilk and Surf. The Company operates in more than 100 countries, selling its products in more than 190 countries.

Right now the Unilever share price is on the expensive side from a factor perspective, based on its Value Rank of 32. Let's see why this is.

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A closer look at Unilever's Value Rank

We can see by using Unilever’s StockReport that the group has a:

  • Rolling price to book value of 9.20,
  • Trailing twelve month price to earnings ratio of 17.0
  • Trailing twelve month price to free cashflow of 18.2
  • Rolling dividend yield of 3.67%
  • Trailing twelve-month price to sales ratio of 2.33

This combination of financial traits suggests that Unilever stock is toward the more expensive end of the market. Being expensive is not the end of the world, of course - but it does help to have favourable exposures to other factors to justify the share price premium.

Studies indicate that combining factors such as Value, Quality and Momentum is a more effective way of outperforming the market over longer time frames. That's why we have constructed our StockReports to give an instant impression of how well exposed Unilever (LON:ULVR) is to these three factors. We go into greater detail on factor investing in this video

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