Unilever plc (ADR)’s Stock Is Sell After Today’s Bearish Options Activity

 Unilever plc (ADR)'s Stock Is Sell After Today's Bearish Options Activity

In today’s session Unilever plc (ADR) (UL) recorded an unusually high (268) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 put, expecting serious UL decrease. With 268 contracts traded and 1634 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: UL161216P00037500 closed last at: $0.45 or 18.2% down. About 934,099 shares traded hands. Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL) has declined 14.08% since April 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.76% the S&P500.

Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL) Ratings Coverage

Out of 5 analysts covering Unilever (NYSE:UL), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 60% are positive. Unilever has been the topic of 5 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Goldman Sachs. Bernstein initiated Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL) on Monday, August 22 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy” on Friday, July 24. On Friday, July 22 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. The stock has “Overweight” rating given by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 12.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Unilever plc is engaged in manufacturing of branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents and personal care products. The Company also has interests in specialty chemicals. Unilever sells its products internationally.”

Unilever PLC is a supplier of food, home and personal care products. The company has a market cap of $118.25 billion. The Company’s portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, soaps, shampoos and household care products. It has a 21.16 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through four divisions: Personal Care, Foods, Home Care and Refreshment.

UL Company Profile

Unilever PLC, incorporated on June 21, 1894, is a supplier of food, home and personal care products. The Company’s portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, soaps, shampoos and household care products. The Firm operates through four divisions: Personal Care, Foods, Home Care and Refreshment. It also offers Pureit, which is an in-home water purifier. The Firm has approximately 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. The Firm operates in over 190 countries.

More important recent Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime” on October 07, 2009, also Investorplace.com published article titled: “Unilever plc (ADR) Continues to Reward Long-Term Shareholders (UL)”, Businessfinancenews.com published: “Unilever plc (ADR) (UL) Stock Surges Over Better-Than-Expected 1QFY15 Revenues” on April 16, 2015. More interesting news about Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL) was released by: Businessfinancenews.com and their article: “Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Signs Partnership Agreement With Unilever Plc (ADR)” with publication date: July 20, 2015.

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