|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||45.10 - 45.58|
|52-week range||43.00 - 51.05|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.20|
|PE ratio (TTM)||21.39|
|Earnings date||04 Feb 2021|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.72 (3.68%)|
|Ex-dividend date||05 Aug 2021|
|1y target est||51.42|
Unilever's battle with rising costs will take centre stage at its third-quarter results on Thursday, with investors focused on whether the consumer goods giant will cut its profit margin forecast for the second time this year. Crude oil prices hit three-year highs on Monday, vegetable oil prices are at multi-year highs, and packaging, transport and labour costs are also rising as economies recover from the pandemic - a headache for central bankers and companies alike. Tide detergent maker Procter & Gamble (P&G) on Tuesday hiked its full-year forecast for commodity and freight costs by about $400 million, or more than 20%.
China's economy grew 4.9% in the July to September quarter from a year earlier, the slowest pace in a year and worse than analysts had predicted.
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