|Bid||0.00 x 1800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1800|
|Day's range||0.00 - 0.00|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.45|
|PE ratio (TTM)||25.05|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.77 (2.82%)|
|1y target est||70.00|
Terry Smith remains one of the UK's top large-cap fund managers, despite holding very few FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks. Here are three exceptions.
Plastic pollution is a big problem, not just for sea animals, but consumer giant Unilever. Its 400 brands including shampoo label TRESemmé have taken a big toll on the oceans. Now Unilever is remaking materials and supply chains, an effort that goes all the way up to the CEO.
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Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. said Monday Chief Executive Jim Hamilton has stepped down after more than 4 years in the role, but will remain with the cannabis extraction company as an advisor. Neptune named Micheal Cammarata as its new CEO, effective Monday. The company said Cammarata, who has been a "serial entrepreneur" over the past 20 years, is the co-founder of wellness brand Schmidt's Naturals, which is now a business unit of Unilever PLC . "[Cammarata] has identified new trends and opportunities which led to the development of market-leading products," said Chairman John Moretz. "These critical skills should benefit our customers. Moreover, Michael possesses the right mix of operational CEO experience, leadership skills, and technology industry expertise to help elevate Neptune to the next level." Neptune's stock, which was still inactive in premarket trading, has soared 74.4% year to date, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF has rallied 27.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 15.4%.
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The plant manufactures ice cream and frozen novelties for brands including Ben and Jerry's, Breyers, Magnum, Popsicle, Good Humor and Klondike, said Catherine Reynolds, a Unilever spokeswoman. Unilever, which also makes household goods ranging from Dove soaps to Knorr packet soups, said the Henderson facility's production would cease at the end of August.
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BERLIN/CHICAGO, June 20 (Reuters) - Kroger Co has room to improve on sales and is looking to its Deluxe Unicorn Swirl ice cream and other store-brand products to boost growth, Chief Executive Rodney McMullen said on Thursday. Multicolored, sparkly ice cream is an unlikely battleground in U.S. grocery stores. "We know we can do better when it comes to identical sales results," McMullen told analysts after Kroger posted quarterly same-store sales below Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down 2.5%.
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Sixteen of the world's biggest advertisers have joined together to push platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube to do more to tackle dangerous and fake content online. The Global Alliance for Responsible Media will also include media buying agencies from the major ad groups - WPP, IPG, Publicis, Omnicom and Dentsu - as well as the platform owners, the group said on Tuesday at the ad industry's annual gathering in Cannes, France. Luis Di Como, executive vice president of global media at Unilever, said it was the first time that all sides of the industry had come together to tackle a problem that had far reaching consequences for society.
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Solero ice lollies are to be sold without wrappers in a trial by consumer goods giant Unilever to help householders cut down on single-use plastic. Its Solero multipack organic peach ice lollies will be sold in a recyclable cardboard box with compartments, eliminating the need for individual plastic wrappers. It is similar to single-use coffee cups but with a lower plastic content at 5% and has been approved to be widely recycled in the UK.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Nelson Peltz’s latest investment target is a big, slow-moving target with a massive bullseye on its back. The renowned U.S. activist has zoned in on Ferguson Plc, a plumbers’ merchant formerly known as Wolseley. His gripe is that the company trades at a stubborn discount to American peers. The snag is that remedies aren’t easy to administer.Ferguson is among the handful of U.K.-domiciled, London-listed blue-chips that aren’t really British companies. Some – such as BTG Plc or Firstgroup Plc – have already attracted takeover or activist interest. North America generates 87% of Ferguson’s revenue; the company recently changed its name to that of its U.S. subsidiary; it reports in dollars.The one un-American characteristic is the valuation. Ferguson has traded at a consistent discount to U.S. peers such as Home Depot Inc. and Lowe’s Cos Inc. The obvious explanation is that the company is listed on the wrong exchange, which makes it harder to attract its natural investor base. But that’s not the only interpretation. The valuation may also reflect a lack of faith in Ferguson’s strategy or management, or some challenges unique to its business. Either way, the discount slightly narrowed on Thursday after the disclosure that various Peltz funds had amassed a 6% stake. This pushed the stock up 6%, valuing the group at 13 billion pounds ($16 billion).It is hard to know whether Ferguson would get a higher valuation if it just moved its listing. Markets may not be 100% efficient, but capital is global and location can’t be the only explanation for the lack of investor love here. True, some funds are restricted geographically in where they can put money but that’s unlikely to be a huge factor in holding back demand for Ferguson shares.Such restrictions on funds might, though, be an obstacle to engineering a move for Ferguson. Unilever Plc’s plan to simplify its Anglo-Dutch structure into a single Netherlands company would have seen it lose its spot on the FTSE 100. That irked index investors and those with mandates to hold U.K. stocks who would have been forced to sell their shares. The plan foundered.Unilever wasn’t a one-off. Re-domiciling headquarters or listings has long been controversial. The textbook case is the thwarted migration of car parts maker LucasVarity back in the late 1990s from the U.K. to the U.S. For these changes, existing investors generally demand a premium. The cleanest way to achieve a move is to take the company private, then relist it.More pertinent are worries about the company’s resilience in the face of a U.S. slowdown. U.S. organic growth is slowing from a recent high single-digit percentage clip, while margins have barely improved since 2015, UBS analysts point out. The share price seems to be assuming that Ferguson’s long-run sustainable operating margin is just 5%, according to independent research provider Willis Welby, which argues that this is overly pessimistic.Peltz’s pitch is that he likes to engage with the management of his portfolio companies. Ferguson has responded diplomatically that it looks forward to dialogue, as it does with all shareholders. The mere presence of such a big name has got people excited. The tougher job will be convincing investors that the company’s equity story – twinning organic growth with a strategy of acquiring competitors – is still a winner. That case has yet to be made.To contact the author of this story: Chris Hughes at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Chris Hughes is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals. He previously worked for Reuters Breakingviews, as well as the Financial Times and the Independent newspaper.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.