Unilever stock: buy or sell?

UL stock price: $60.38 -0.25% At close on February 14th, 2020

Updated on:
February 14th, 2020

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Shares of Unilever remained constant a bad -0.25% and closed at $60.38. With February 14th it's been 3 red days in a row.

Unilever PLC operates in the fast-moving consumer goods market. The company operates through Personal Care, Foods, Home Care, and Refreshment segments.

Should I buy Unilever stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Unilever stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Unilever stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for UL stock for the last month.

Unilever stock analysis

Daily outlook

Unilever closed on Feb 14th at $60.38 and remained constant a bad -0.25%.

Shares of Unilever remained steady a bad -0.25% and closed at $60.38. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on Jan/30, UL climbed $2.68 (4.64%). From a daily outlook perspective, UL is drawing an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top on Feb/6 at $60.97, price slid and found support around $60.08. Breaking down under $60.08 would cancel the current uptrend and it might slide further to test lower supports. Note that $60.97 might act as a resistance line. Trading the long side, we should wait to a new breakout over $60.97 to find the next buy point.

UL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After climbing for 4 weeks, this week Unilever remained steady a lame -0.43%, closing at $60.38.

Far behind is the all-time high Unilever recorded early September but price is just -6.17% below that top. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up last week, UL climbed $0.61 (1.02%).

UL stock chart (weekly)

Unilever stock price history

Unilever IPO was on March 25th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, UL stock surged a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after UL's IPO a $1,000 in Unilever stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Unilever stock historical price chart

UL stock reached all-time highs on September with a price of $64.35.

Unilever stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for Unilever stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, when Unilever published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
UL earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2016-Q3-n/an/an/a
2016-Q4-n/a0.97n/a
2017-Q22017-07-20n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-03-08n/an/an/a
2018-Q1-n/an/an/a
2018-Q22018-07-19n/an/an/a
2018-Q3-n/an/an/a
2018-Q42019-02-07n/an/an/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Unilever annual sales dropped a rough -5.09% to $50,982.00 million dollars from $53,715.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, by contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) soared a 7.15% to 18.42%.

UL annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$42,300 M-$4,110 M9.7%-
2014$58,596 M38.52%$6,256 M10.7%52.21%
2015$53,272 M-9.09%$4,909 M9.2%-21.53%
2016$52,713 M-1.05%$5,184 M9.8%5.60%
2017$53,715 M1.90%$6,053 M11.3%16.76%
2018$50,982 M-5.09%$9,389 M18.4%55.11%

Quarterly financial results

Reported quarter income marked $0.00 million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed constant a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was nan%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Unilever sales marked a tight move and remained steady a nan%.
UL quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2

Unilever ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Unilever, 0.00% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Unilever stock, 7.28% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for UL stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Unilever:

UL
Market cap$158.8 B
Total shares2,630.0 M
Float shares2,610.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)7.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Unilever summary

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Open$60.35
Close$60.38
Day range$60.21 - $60.46
Previous close$60.53
Session gain-0.25%
Average true range$0.68
50d mov avg$58.39
100d mov avg$58.80
200d mov avg$59.80
Daily patternlb03a
Weekly pattern

Unilever performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. In the following table, we compare Unilever to :
Stock3m6m12m
ULUnilever2.29%-0.36%13.26%

Unilever competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Unilever competitor. This doesn't mean Unilever does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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