Unilever stock: buy or sell?

UN stock price: $59.73 0.47% At close on February 14th, 2020

Updated on:
February 14th, 2020

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Unilever shares grew 0.47% to $59.73 on February/14.

Unilever N.V. operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. 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. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Unilever stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

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 published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for UN stock for the last 30 days.

Unilever stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Unilever closed on February/14 at $59.73 and grew a tiny 0.47%.

Unilever ended on Feb 14th at $59.73 and grew a tiny 0.47%. For the last 11 days when UN stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $1.26 (2.15%). UN is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $59.96.

UN stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Unilever shares stayed steady 0.10% this week, ending at $59.73. For 5 weeks in a row, price soared and marked a profit of 6.88%.

The downtrend marked by UN has left successive falling tops and bottoms. If the support holds the price, this might mark a double bottom pattern and create a flat-base to reverse this downtrend. Since last week when UN stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $1.45 (2.49%). Far behind is the all-time high Unilever recorded early September but price is just -5.39% below that top.

UN stock chart (weekly)

Unilever stock price history

Unilever stock went public on May 16th, 1986 with a price of $0.011. Since then, UN stock grew a 597,200.00%, with an average of 18,097.00% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Unilever stock in 1986, it would worth $5,972,000.00 today.

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

Unilever stock historical price chart

UN stock reached all-time highs on September with a price of $63.13.

Unilever stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' UN stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not detected any price prediction for Unilever stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report , Unilever . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
UN earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2016-Q3-n/an/an/a
2016-Q4-n/a0.91n/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 revenues slipped a fateful -5.09% to $50,982.00 M dollars from $53,715.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) soared a 7.15% to 18.42%.

UN annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$49,800 M-$4,840 M9.7%-
2014$58,596 M17.66%$6,256 M10.7%29.25%
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 M with a profit margin of . Profit margin remained stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was nan%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Unilever sales marked a neutral move and remained stable a nan%.
UN quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2

Unilever ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Unilever shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.00% of all shares.

In case of Unilever stock, 10.98% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for UN stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

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

UN
Market cap$156.5 B
Total shares2,620.0 M
Float shares2,610.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)11.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Unilever summary

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Open$59.54
Close$59.73
Day range$59.42 - $59.76
Previous close$59.45
Session gain0.47%
Average true range$0.68
50d mov avg$58.00
100d mov avg$58.54
200d mov avg$59.02
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lt02a

Unilever performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. In the following table, we compare Unilever to :
Stock3m6m12m
UNUnilever1.03%1.07%10.88%

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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