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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 1184.18, and so far today it has a volume of 1148300. Performance year to date since the 1/4/1988 is 10.97%.

To help you determine whether Unilever PLC is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.12 and forward P/E is 21.6. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Unilever PLC has a value for PEG of 5.02. P/S ratio is 2.33 and the P/B ratio is 8.17. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 32.31 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Unilever PLC is trading at, 46.76 (-0.45% today), Unilever PLC has a dividend yield of 3.02%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.94, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.91% 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 2944.38, and the number of shares float is 1365.41. The senior management bring insider ownership to 2.90%, and institutional ownership is at 8.80%. The float short is 0.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.64. 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 -4.51%, with 20.05% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.14% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.38%.

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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