Media coverage about Unilever (NYSE:UN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unilever earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.293800381322 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Contrasting Stepan (SCL) & Unilever (UN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head to Head Survey: Church & Dwight (CHD) & Unilever (UN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Nestle and Unilever are finding it hard to raise the prices they charge retailers (cnbc.com)
- [$$] Unilever showers cash on investors (finance.yahoo.com)
- UPDATE 1-Unilever stands by outlook after Q1 meets expectations (feeds.reuters.com)
Several research analysts have commented on the company. ABN Amro raised Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Argus raised Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Unilever from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. JPMorgan Chase reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Unilever in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Goldman Sachs raised Unilever from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Sunday, March 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.00.
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Unilever N.V. operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. The company operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skincare and haircare products, deodorants, and oral care products. This segment markets its products under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, Vaseline, Dermalogica, Murad, Dollar Shave Club, Zest & Camay, and Seventh Generation brands.
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