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CLOSING UPDATE: Unilever decreases gains by 0.9%, led Food producers sector higher 15 June 2018 19:19 BST

NEWS BITES - EUROPE

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, has increased 0.8% to trade at GBX4,066.50 vs. the Food producers sector which strengthened 27.6 points (or 0.3%) to 9,131.4. Representing a weighting of about 59.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. Trading volume was 3.9 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 131.9 points (or 1.7%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.5%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 14.17 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

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

Undervaluation:

+ Return on Assets 10.8% [9.1%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 23.5% [18.4%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 15.7 times.

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.8. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 10.8% in the last 3 years. This is better than the sector average of 8.8% and suggests a high margin of safety.

Note

Unilever today is at a discount of 13.8% to the 12-month high of GBX4,720.07 on 20 Nov, 2017. It is at a premium of 11.5% to the 12-month low of GBX3,647.78 on 01 Mar, 2018.

Bearish Signals:

The price decreased 1.2% in the last week and 1.0% in the last month.

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Unilever increases 1.7%, leads Food producers sector higher

15 June 2018 15:54 BST

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) has increased 1.7% to trade at GBX4,102.0 vs. the Food producers sector which strengthened 87.6 points (or 1%) to 9,191.4. Representing a weighting of about 59.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. Trading volume was 1.5 times average so far today.

Morning Alert: Unilever increases 1.0%, leads Food producers sector higher

15 June 2018 11:01 BST

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) has increased 1.0% to trade at GBX4,075.0 vs. the Food producers sector which strengthened 47.8 points (or 0.5%) to 9,151.5. Representing a weighting of about 59.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. Trading volume was 1.2 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Unilever down 2.9% in 2 days

14 June 2018 19:09 BST

Unilever, the largest food producer company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, extended its slide on Thursday, shedding an additional GBX116.50 (or 2.8%) to trade at GBX4,033.50. Trading volume was 3.0 times average at the end of the day. The shares have fallen GBX121.0 (or 2.9%) over the past two trading days vs. the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 0.8% in the same period.

Afternoon Alert: Unilever down 3.2% in 2 days

14 June 2018 15:50 BST

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) extended its slide on Thursday, shedding an additional GBX128.0 (or 3.1%) to trade at GBX4,022.0. Trading volume was 2.4 times average so far today. The shares have fallen GBX132.50 (or 3.2%) over the past two trading days vs. the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 0.5% in the same period.

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

ISIN: GB00B10RZP78

PermID: 4295894770

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