ULVR.L - Unilever PLC

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
3,872.50
+11.50 (+0.30%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close3,861.00
Open3,878.50
Bid3,800.00 x 7700
Ask3,980.00 x 40000
Day's range3,860.00 - 3,909.00
52-week range3,678.50 - 4,557.50
Volume2,536,688
Avg. volume2,993,462
Market cap106.05B
Beta0.87
PE ratio (TTM)14.65
EPS (TTM)264.40
Earnings date19 Jul 2018
Forward dividend & yield1.26 (3.34%)
Ex-dividend dateN/A
1y target est44.40
  • Reuters - UK Focus17 hours ago

    Reckitt takes hit from stumbling Scholl and price pressure

    Reckitt Benckiser (Xetra: A0M1W6 - news) lagged other consumer good makers in the first quarter as further falls in Scholl footcare and lower prices hit the British company's sales growth. Bernstein analysts said Reckitt's like-for-like sales growth was "bottom of class" of the five European food and packaged goods companies that have reported quarterly sales so far, and it shares fell more than 6 percent to their lowest level since the start of 2015. Rakesh Kapoor, who runs the maker of Durex condoms, Lysol disinfectant and Mucinex cold medicine, said on Friday that pricing power could soon return as commodity costs edge up, but said it was hard to pinpoint when.

  • The Wall Street Journal23 hours ago

    [$$] Big Consumer Brands Like Raising Prices, but It Is Getting Harder

    The world’s biggest consumer-products makers are struggling to raise prices, as fierce competition keeps a lid on sales growth. Prices fell across P&G’s businesses, with the biggest decline at its Gillette shaving brand, which has slashed prices to fend off low-cost rivals Dollar Shave Club, owned by rival Unilever PLC, and Harry’s. Unilever, which sells Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, said it was able to raise prices just 0.1% in the first quarter, while Nestlé SA reported price growth of 0.2%.

  • Reutersyesterday

    P&G, Nestle, Unilever forgo price increases to move product

    ZURICH/LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Quarterly sales growth at Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Unilever was driven almost entirely by shifting more goods, in a stark illustration of how hard it is for consumer products makers to raise prices in a competitive retail environment. The result has been mounting tension, which recently erupted in a clash between Nestle and European retailers that saw some of the Swiss company's goods briefly taken off store shelves. Nestle's 2.8-percent underlying sales growth only got a 0.2 percent boost from higher prices, and Unilever's 3.4 percent growth just a 0.1 percent lift.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Publicis leads as earnings dominate Europe's trading session

    By Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - Advertising group Publicis and industrial stocks led European shares on Thursday as strong results spurred them higher, while the main indexes stalled, showing signs of ...

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    P&G, Nestle, Unilever forgo price increases to move product

    ZURICH/LONDON/CHICAGO, April 19 (Reuters) - Quarterly sales growth at Nestle, Procter & Gamble (Swiss: PG-USD.SW - news) and Unilever (Amsterdam: UZ8.AS - news) was driven almost entirely by shifting more goods, in a stark illustration of how hard it is for consumer products makers to raise prices in a competitive retail environment. Multinational makers of everything from soup to soap are under pressure to boost revenues as consumers flock to fresher products and newer brands.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Shire, commodity stocks lift FTSE to 10-week high

    By Danilo Masoni and Kit Rees MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - The UK's top share index rose on Thursday as surging crude oil prices boosted commodity stocks and Shire's shares jumped as bid talk heated up. The ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    Nestle, Unilever forgo price increases to move product

    ZURICH/LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - First (Other OTC: FSTC - news) -quarter sales growth at Nestle and Unilever was driven almost entirely by shifting more goods, in a stark illustration of how hard it is for consumer products makers to raise prices in a competitive retail environment. The pricing pressure was even tougher for U.S. giant Procter & Gamble, which on Thursday reported just a 1 percent rise in underlying quarterly sales growth.

  • Unilever's Got the Ingredients for a Shareholder Revolt
    Bloomberg2 days ago

    Unilever's Got the Ingredients for a Shareholder Revolt

    On Thursday both Nestle SA and Unilever NV announced a return to volume growth in the first quarter of their financial years -- and pricing that was stubbornly weak. The difficulty is more acute for Unilever. The situation reflects the low inflation environment in many developed markets and intense competition among retailers in the U.S. and France.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Unilever confident shareholders will agree to go Dutch

    Unilever (ULVR.L)(UNc.AS) believes shareholders will support it moving its primary headquarters to the Netherlands, even though there is some reticence among investors who may be forced to sell their shares. The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group announced last month that it had picked Rotterdam over London for its main home base after collapsing its dual-headed structure, seen as a blow to the British government a year before Brexit. "Yes, there are one or two investors who are negatively impacted, but all of the investors we've seen -- and it's a tremendous broad sweep of our investors -- support the board's decision," Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly told Reuters on Thursday, following release of Unilever's first-quarter sales figures.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    Unilever confident shareholders will agree to go Dutch

    Unilever (Amsterdam: UZ8.AS - news) believes shareholders will support it moving its primary headquarters to the Netherlands, even though there is some reticence among investors who may be forced to sell their shares. The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group announced last month that it had picked Rotterdam over London for its main home base after collapsing its dual-headed structure, seen as a blow to the British government a year before Brexit. "Yes, there are one or two investors who are negatively impacted, but all of the investors we've seen -- and it's a tremendous broad sweep of our investors -- support the board's decision," Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly told Reuters on Thursday, following release of Unilever (NYSE: UL - news) 's first-quarter sales figures.

  • Associated Press2 days ago

    Unilever announces share buyback, dividend boost

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Unilever, the consumer goods multinational whose brands include Dove, Knorr and Ben & Jerry's, says it is planning a share buyback worth up to 6 billion euros ($7.4 billion) later this year.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    Industrials lead the pack as earnings dominate European stocks trading

    Industrial and commodities-focused stocks made gains on Thursday as earnings and basic resource prices spurred them higher, while the main European indices declined, showing signs of fatigue after a two-day ...

  • Unilever stands by outlook after first-quarter meets expectations
    Reuters2 days ago

    Unilever stands by outlook after first-quarter meets expectations

    Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS), the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, reported first-quarter sales figures that met expectations, helped mainly by increases in the volume of products sold, and maintained its full-year outlook. Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly told Reuters that even though a small proportion of UK shareholders might be affected if Unilever shares were no longer in the blue-chip FTSE 100 index (.FTSE), most shareholders understand the reasoning for the decision and are supportive. Unilever's London-listed shares traded 0.6 percent lower at 0710 GMT.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    Unilever stands by outlook after Q1 meets expectations

    Unilever (Amsterdam: UZ8.AS - news) , the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, reported first-quarter sales figures that met expectations, helped mainly by increases in the volume of products sold, and maintained its full-year outlook. The maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry's ice cream also expressed confidence that shareholders will support its decision to change its corporate structure and have its main headquarters in the Netherlands. Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly told Reuters that even though a small proportion of UK shareholders might be affected if Unilever (NYSE: UL - news) shares were no longer in the blue-chip FTSE 100 index, most shareholders understand the reasoning for the decision and are supportive.

  • The Wall Street Journal2 days ago

    [$$] Unilever Announces €6 Billion Buyback

    The group, whose brands include Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, said revenue for the quarter was EUR12.60 billion compared with EUR13.30 billion in the same period a year earlier. The company said it will start a share buyback program of up to EUR6 billion in May in order to return the expected after-tax proceeds from the spreads disposal to shareholders. Unilever raised the quarterly dividend to EUR0.3872 a share from EUR0.3585.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Nestle confirms outlook as volume growth picks up

    Food group Nestle (NESN.S) confirmed its full-year guidance after organic sales growth accelerated to 2.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, helped by improving volumes. The maker of KitKat chocolate bars and Maggi soups confirmed on Thursday its target to grow organic sales by 2-4 percent this year and improve its trading operating margin. It also said it was on track to return to mid-single-digit organic sales growth by 2020.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    Nestle confirms outlook as volume growth picks up

    Food group Nestle (Swiss: NESN.VX - news) confirmed its full-year guidance after organic sales growth accelerated to 2.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, helped by improving volumes. The maker of KitKat chocolate bars and Maggi soups confirmed on Thursday its target to grow organic sales by 2-4 percent this year and improve its trading operating margin. It also said it was on track to return to mid-single-digit organic sales growth by 2020.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    France's Danone buoyed by Chinese demand for baby formula

    French food group Danone (DANO.PA) achieved better than expected first-quarter sales growth of nearly 5 percent, helped by Chinese demand for its baby formula products, cementing guidance for higher profit and sales this year and beyond. Along with consumer goods rivals such as Nestle (NESN.S) and Unilever (ULVR.L), Danone has come under investor pressure to improve results and it needs to deliver on 2020 profit margin and sales growth targets set last year. Wednesday's numbers lifted Danone's share price 2.5 percent by 1028 GMT, making it the biggest gainer on France's benchmark CAC-40 index (.FCHI).

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 days ago

    France's Danone buoyed by Chinese demand for baby formula

    French food group Danone (LSE: 0KFX.L - news) achieved better than expected first-quarter sales growth of nearly 5 percent, helped by Chinese demand for its baby formula products, cementing guidance for higher profit and sales this year and beyond. Along with consumer goods rivals such as Nestle (Swiss: NESN.VX - news) and Unilever (NYSE: UL - news) , Danone has come under investor pressure to improve results and it needs to deliver on 2020 profit margin and sales growth targets set last year. Wednesday's numbers lifted Danone's share price 2.5 percent by 1028 GMT, making it the biggest gainer on France's benchmark CAC-40 index.

  • Unilever faces shareholder backlash over top executives' bonuses
    Sky News7 days ago

    Unilever faces shareholder backlash over top executives' bonuses

    The consumer goods giant Unilever (NYSE: UL - news) is facing an investor backlash at its annual meeting next month over millions of pounds in bonuses handed to its top two executives. Sky News has learnt that the advisory service run by the Investment Association (IA)‎, the fund managers' body, has issued a "red-top" warning in relation to Unilever's remuneration report. ‎City sources said on Friday that the IA "red-top" related to the decision by Unilever's remuneration committee to award annual bonuses worth €2.3m to Paul Polman, its chief executive, and €1.1m to Graeme Pitkethly, the chief financial officer.

  • Unilever remuneration under fire from investor advisory firms
    Reuters7 days ago

    Unilever remuneration under fire from investor advisory firms

    Two influential shareholder advisory firms have issued warnings about remuneration at Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS), setting the stage for dissent at next month's annual general meetings. The AGMs were already set to be lively after Unilever's decision last month to pick Rotterdam over London for its main headquarters, as it ends its Anglo-Dutch structure. In a report issued on Friday, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommended shareholders vote against Unilever's remuneration policy, although it gave "qualified support" to the consumer goods company's remuneration report, which relates to the year just past, while the policy concerns the future.

  • Reuters7 days ago

    Unilever remuneration under fire from investor advisory firms

    Two influential shareholder advisory firms have issued warnings about remuneration at Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS), setting the stage for dissent at next month's annual general meetings. The AGMs were already set to be lively after Unilever's decision last month to pick Rotterdam over London for its main headquarters, as it ends its Anglo-Dutch structure. In a report issued on Friday, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommended shareholders vote against Unilever's remuneration policy, although it gave "qualified support" to the consumer goods company's remuneration report, which relates to the year just past, while the policy concerns the future.

  • Reuters - UK Focus7 days ago

    Shareholder advisors ISS urge vote against Unilever remuneration policy

    Influential advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended shareholders vote against the remuneration policy that Unilever will put forth at its annual meetings next month. In a report ...

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    Motley Fool9 days ago

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  • Reuters11 days ago

    Nestle pledges to make all its packaging recyclable by 2025

    Nestle (NESN.S) wants to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, the Swiss food giant said on Tuesday, becoming the latest food company to vow to reduce plastic waste. European governments have stepped up efforts to reduce plastic waste littering land and sea, and companies across the food supply chain are following suit. UK supermarket chain Waitrose [JLPLC.UL] pledged on Tuesday to ban disposable coffee cups from its shops by this autumn.

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