|Day's range||49.51 - 49.65|
|52-week range||36.30 - 51.25|
|PE ratio (TTM)||27.28|
|Dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||N/A|
Two of the world’s biggest private equity groups have joined forces to assemble a knockout takeover bid for the £6bn Unilever (NYSE: UL - news) division which houses the Flora margarine brand. Sky News has learnt that Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Bain Capital have begun working together on an offer for the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group's spreads business, which it has outlined plans to offload. CD&R and Bain's partnership is the first significant bidding group to emerge after months of speculation about the likely participants in an auction of the unit, which also holds the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter brand.
Sometimes bigger isn't better. This nimble consumer goods company can outgrow Unilever plc (LON: ULVR).
U.K. stocks bounced to their highest close in a month Thursday, with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream maker Unilever PLC gaining after its earnings report.