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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Unilever PLC, UL

Unilever PLC, UL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Personal Products in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in United Kingdom, Unilever PLC, UL  has a market cap of 134839.41. Since its IPO date on the 1/4/1988, Unilever PLC, UL performance year to date is 8.83%. Today Unilever PLC, UL has gained 0.59%, with a current price of 46.13.

Ownership of the company is 2.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 8.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 18.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Unilever PLC, UL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.73. While Total debt/equity is 1.13. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of *TBA. Unilever PLC ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Unilever PLC, UL has seen a EPS growth of -4.20%. A performance for the year of 4.02%. The 52-week high is -3.75%, and the 52-week low is 23.24%. The average volume for Unilever PLC, UL is 540789.

With a target price of 48, can Unilever PLC, UL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Unilever PLC, UL. Unilever PLC has a P/E of 23.97 and a forward P/E of 21.94. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.38. Unilever PLC also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.32 and 8.12 respectively. For P/cash, Unilever PLC has a value of 32.07, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 46.13, Unilever PLC has a dividend yield of 3.07%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Unilever PLC, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.73% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -4.20% for this year and for the last five years a 3.30% growth has been seen.

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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