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Is Unilever PLC(NYSE: UL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/4/1988. Unilever PLC is in the Personal Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Unilever PLC, is 1326.86, and so far today it has a volume of 1535957. Performance year to date since the 1/4/1988 is 10.26%.

To help you determine whether Unilever PLC is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.47 and forward P/E is 22.4. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Unilever PLC has a value for PEG of 3.45. P/S ratio is 2.36 and the P/B ratio is 8.28. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 32.73 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Unilever PLC is trading at, 46.58 (-0.49% today), Unilever PLC has a dividend yield of 3.01%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.91, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.73% after growing -4.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.00%, and -2.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2940.24, and the number of shares float is 1358.71. The senior management bring insider ownership to 2.90%, and institutional ownership is at 8.90%. The float short is 0.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.41. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 18.50%.

The ability for Unilever PLC, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.73 and total debt/equity is 1.13. In terms of margins, Unilever PLC has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Unilever PLC has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -3.54%, with 23.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.83% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.61%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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