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CLOSING UPDATE: Unilever hits 52-week high sixth time in two months 18 October 2017 19:05 BST

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This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's United Kingdom market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Unilever, the largest food producer company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, hit a 52-week high of GBX4,557.50 today for the sixth time in the past two months and last traded at GBX4,548.50. This brought its two-day rise to GBX46.0 or 1.0%. Trading volume was 75% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 26.7 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.6%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 34.39 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high twelve times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

+ The price lifted 3.0% in the last week and 3.6% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Return on Equity 36.1% [22.0%]

+ Return on Assets 9.8% [8.1%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 22.4% [17.4%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 13.8 times.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 4.9 is less than the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.1. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 10.6% in the last 3 years. This is better than the sector average of 9.2% and suggests a high margin of safety.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is high at 36.1%.

Note

The stock has outperformed 73% of the United Kingdom market over the past 6 months.

Overbought/Bearish:

The 0.2% discount to 12-month high of GBX4,557.50 against the 51.5% premium to 12-month low of GBX3,002.87 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Year-on-Year Earnings Growth of 5.8% [14.2%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Unilever hits 52-week high sixth time in two months

18 October 2017 15:42 BST

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) hit a 52-week high of GBX4,557.50 today for the sixth time in the past two months and last traded at GBX4,541.50. This brought its two-day rise to GBX39.0 or 0.9%.

Morning Alert: Unilever hits 52-week high sixth time in two months

18 October 2017 11:22 BST

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) hit a 52-week high of GBX4,557.50 today for the sixth time in the past two months and last traded at GBX4,552.0. This brought its two-day rise to GBX49.50 or 1.1%. Trading volume was 1.3 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

Morning Alert: Unilever decreases 0.4%, leads Food producers sector lower

17 October 2017 11:22 BST

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) has decreased 0.4% to trade at GBX4,483.0 vs. the Food producers sector which weakened 20.7 points (or 0.01%) to 209,512.4. Representing a weighting of about 3.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 1.4 times average so far today.

End of Day Alert: Unilever decreases 0.3%, led Food producers sector lower

16 October 2017 19:05 BST

Unilever, the largest food producer company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has decreased 0.3% to trade at GBX4,502.50 vs. the Food producers sector which weakened 38.5 points (or 0.02%) to 209,533.1. Representing a weighting of about 3.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 49.9% of today's loss. Trading volume was 65% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 6.0 points (or 0.08%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.2%.

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR; LON:ULVR; LN:ULVR)

ISIN: GB00B10RZP78

PermID: 4295894770

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com