Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) is -15.93% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $42.54 and a high of $55.21 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The UL stock was last observed hovering at around $45.34 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.12% off its average median price target of $49.84 for the next 12 months. It is also 23.06% off the consensus price target high of $58.77 offered by 24 analysts, but current levels are -14.86% lower than the price target low of $39.37 for the same period.
Currently trading at $45.22, the stock is -1.24% and -3.44% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.76 million and changing -0.26% at the moment leaves the stock -5.36% off its SMA200. UL registered -16.61% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 0.31%.
The stock witnessed a -4.62% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 1.92%, and is -1.46% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 0.90% over the week and 1.17% over the month.
Unilever PLC (UL) has around 148000 employees, a market worth around $116.72B and $56.27B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 20.00. Distance from 52-week low is 6.30% and -18.09% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (14.30%).
Unilever PLC (UL) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Unilever PLC (UL) is a “Hold”. 24 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.30, where 11 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 8 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 3 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Unilever PLC is expected to release its quarterly report on 10/27/2022.The EPS is expected to grow by 9.20% this year.
Unilever PLC (UL) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 2.56B, and float is at 2.55B with Short Float at 0.15%.
Unilever PLC (UL): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) that is trading -1.33% down over the past 12 months and The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) that is -3.77% lower over the same period. General Mills Inc. (GIS) is 28.36% up on the 1-year trading charts.