Unilever (ULVR)

Sector:

Food

Index:

FTSE 100

3,666.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -66.50p
  • 52 Week High: 4,360.00
  • 52 Week Low: 3,328.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 2,556.18m
  • Volume: 4,349,932
  • Market Cap: £93,710m
  • RiskGrade: 121

Unilever said to be planning layoffs after activist investor takes stake

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Tuesday 25 Jan 2022

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Unilever is reportedly planning to slash several thousand management positions.
The news, first reported by Bloomberg, comes close on the heels of activist hedge fund Trian Partners's decision to take a stake in the consumer goods giant.

It also follows a third failed bid from Unilever for GlaxoSmithKline's healthcare unit at the end of 2021.

The jobs cuts were said to likely focus on regional and divisional executives numbering in the "low thousands".

In remarks to Bloomberg, one analyst highlighted how Trian tended to focus on pushing for organisational change, streamlining and reinvigorating brands at the companies in which it invests.

The analyst also called attention to Unilever's exposure to low growth product categories and to emerging economies, with the latter having been hard hit by the pandemic.

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Unilever Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 3,666.00p
Change Today -66.50p
% Change -1.78 %
52 Week High 4,360.00
52 Week Low 3,328.00
Volume 4,349,932
Shares Issued 2,556.18m
Market Cap £93,710m
RiskGrade 121

Unilever Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
76.03% below the market average76.03% below the market average76.03% below the market average76.03% below the market average76.03% below the market average
72.41% below the sector average72.41% below the sector average72.41% below the sector average72.41% below the sector average72.41% below the sector average
Price Trend
29.37% below the market average29.37% below the market average29.37% below the market average29.37% below the market average29.37% below the market average
33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average
Income
48.77% above the market average48.77% above the market average48.77% above the market average48.77% above the market average48.77% above the market average
52.94% above the sector average52.94% above the sector average52.94% above the sector average52.94% above the sector average52.94% above the sector average
Growth
45.87% below the market average45.87% below the market average45.87% below the market average45.87% below the market average45.87% below the market average
79.31% below the sector average79.31% below the sector average79.31% below the sector average79.31% below the sector average79.31% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 10
Buy 1
Neutral 13
Sell 0
Strong Sell 2
Total 26
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Unilever Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Q1 Q4
Ex-Div 19-May-22 24-Feb-22
Paid 16-Jun-22 22-Mar-22
Amount 35.90p 36.02p

Trades for 17-May-2022

Time Volume / Share Price
17:06 657,000 @ 3,674.00p
16:45 1,750 @ 3,670.00p
16:45 1,750 @ 3,670.00p
16:35 949,676 @ 3,666.00p
16:29 128 @ 3,668.50p

Unilever Key Personnel

Chair Nils Smedegaard Andersen
CFO Graeme Pitkethly
CEO Alan Jope

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