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Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 141603.4. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Unilever PLC is 47.68 (with a change from open of 0.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of 45.28. Volume today has so far reached 1225200, with an average volume of about 1224.81. The GAP for this stock, is 0.72%.

The P/E ratio is 24.59, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.02. The current EPS for Unilever PLC, is 1.94, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -4.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 13.15%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Unilever PLC, EPS is looking like it will grow 6.91% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.80%. Quarter over quarter is 1.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -2.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 3.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 3.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 2.90% and institutional ownership is 9.00%. Shares outstanding is 2969.87, while shares float is at a value of 1365.41. Float short for Unilever PLC is 0.09% and the short ratio is 1.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.73, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.13. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Unilever PLC has seen returns on assets of *TBA, and on investment, 18.50%. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 5.12. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.4, with Price/book ratio coming to 8.34 and Price/cash is 33.23, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 2.09% and 6.86% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.63% and the 52 week low is 25.65%.

Unilever PLC has a dividend yield of 2.96%, with a current price of 47.68. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Personal Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Unilever PLC is based in United Kingdom.

Performance in the Personal Products industry means that Unilever PLC has seen performance for the past week of 2.89%, with performance for the month coming to 1.73%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.31%, and for the half year the performance is 23.63%. Volatility for this week is 0.75% and for the month this is 0.97%.

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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