Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Unilever Plc LSE:ULVR London Ordinary Share GB00B10RZP78 ORD 3 1/9P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +2.50p +0.06% 4,264.00p 4,264.50p 4,265.50p 4,294.50p 4,228.50p 4,245.50p 2,908,405 16:35:19
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food Producers 44,927.1 6,365.8 156.0 26.5 55,865.07

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14/9/2017
15:53
I wonder if, the share price having been driven up on takeover expectations, it is now becoming apparent that this may not happen. I think that 57AndrewJH may have a point.
rhubarbcrumble
03/9/2017
03:11
Buffett stated categorically in an interview on his 87th birthday that they would not rebid. He said it had been a mistake and they would not do a hostile bid. So any re-approach would need to be consensual. I think it was CNBC but not sure - about a 30 min interview. Long ULVR (biggest holding by far and held for about 20 years at varying levels).
57andrewjh
16/8/2017
16:41
Made offer on the 17th , withdrew on 19th.
magli
16/8/2017
11:07
17/02/2017 13:01 Dow Jones News Kraft Heinz Says It Made a Takeover Proposal to Unilever 6 months up tomorrow
jimbeal
16/8/2017
11:04
I dont suppose the recent rise over the last few days has anything to do with the 6 month breathing off period following the Kraft bid? I believe it ends very soon - if not tomorrow?
jimbeal
16/8/2017
09:05
Magli, Look at the Newsflow: Transactions in Own Securities.
rhubarbcrumble
15/8/2017
21:51
I doubt it's just the buyback scheme !
magli
31/7/2017
14:45
I am amazed to see that Deutsche bank have bought such low multiples of shares under the buy-back scheme. there are cases when they have bought just 1 share and even 7 or 8. I would have thought that they would have bought multiples of 100 or even thousands.
rhubarbcrumble
26/7/2017
08:34
Unilever's sale of its £6 billion spreads division looks set to begin in earnest after two of America's biggest private equity firms teamed up to make an offer. Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Bain Capital are understood to have formed a consortium to construct a possible bid for the business, which includes Flora, Stork and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter among its brands. - The Times
broadwood
21/7/2017
09:07
I'ts my largest holding and causes me 0 stress. Compared to the smaller holdings where I spend most of my time faffing and stressing. Perhaps it should all be in here : )
nimbo1
21/7/2017
08:31
Not really much to add apart from very good company with a reasonable yield, so a long term buy and hold imo. It is on a premium rating though...
jimbowen30
21/7/2017
08:27
New all time high today.
jimbowen30
21/7/2017
08:15
Most surprising that this thread for one of the UK's biggest companies is totally ignored. Its not as though they don't have a good story to tell. Admittedly, they are often the best kind.
broadwood
20/7/2017
07:57
Unilever reported strong progress against the strategic objectives set out for 2020. Underlying sales grew 3%, ahead of our markets, with growth in all our categories and sub-categories except for spreads. Turnover increased 5.5% to €27.7 billion, which included a positive currency impact of 1.7% and 0.8% from acquisitions net of disposals. Gross margin improved by 40bps to 43.1% driven by margin-accretive innovations and acquisitions as well as our discipline in driving savings programmes. Brand and marketing investment contributed 130bps to margin progression. This reflects: 1) a recalibration of advertising spend in the overall market; 2) strong savings delivery from our zero based budgeting programme; and 3) innovation and support plans which are weighted towards the second half of the year, particularly in Personal Care. For the year as a whole, we expect our brand and marketing investment to be maintained at last year's level in absolute terms. Overheads were reduced by 10bps, driven by a further reduction in the underlying cost base partially offset by investment in new business models including retail-led brands and e-commerce. Underlying operating margin improved by 180bps to 17.8%. Operating margin was 17.5%. Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman said: "Our first half results show continued growth well ahead of our markets and a substantial step-up in profitability despite the persisting volatile global trading environment. "It once more shows the validity of Unilever's long-term compounding growth model. "Our change programme 'Connected 4 Growth' ('C4G'), which started in the autumn of 2016, is delivering ahead of plan. "The transformation of Unilever into a more resilient, more competitive and more profitable business is accelerating. "C4G is making our business even more agile, less complex and increasingly responsive to fast-changing consumer trends. "The resulting increase in innovation speed and effectiveness will allow us to grow ahead of market. "We see this as a proven way of delivering long-term shareholder value. "C4G also enables a further step-change in margin expansion and cash flow delivery as we secure efficiencies from the roll-out of our savings programmes and benefit from the investments we have made over the last few years. "The actions we are taking keep us on track for another year of underlying sales growth ahead of our markets, in the 3 - 5% range. "We anticipate accelerating growth in the second half of the year driven by the phasing of our innovation plans and a step-up in brand and marketing investment. "We now expect an improvement in underlying operating margin this year of at least 100 basis points and strong cash flow."
broadwood
06/4/2017
22:22
Yummy, sell spreads, then buy Kraft Heinz would be a plan !
spacecake
06/4/2017
09:50
Disposing Spreads. Restructuring etc. Intention to raise dividend by 12% for coming year.
bluemango
19/3/2017
15:56
William Turvill I write about M&A, deals, IPOs, private equity, asset management, media and a fe [..] Show more Follow William Unilever is behind brands including Flora, Stork and Marmite (Source: Unilever) Unilever is exploring the sale of some of its most iconic brands after coming under shareholder pressure over a $143bn takeover bid from Kraft Heinz. Paul Polman, the FTSE 100 firm’s chief executive, is drawing up cost-cutting and restructuring plans, which could lead to the sale of its margarine and spreads business. The division, comprising Flora, Stork and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter among other brands, was moved into a subsidiary business in December 2014. Read more: Will fortune favour brave Bob Diamond's Panmure takeover? Unilever was already preparing a strategic review, but this is understood to have been accelerated by the unsolicited approach from Kraft Heinz. The US food giant, backed by Warren Buffett, said it has “amicably agreed” to abandon its proposed deal just two days after news of the talks emerged. Unilever had rejected the bid. A survey by broker Bernstein, published last week, found that investor support for Unilever’s response was split. The report said: “50 per cent supported management’s aggressive rejection (which contributed to Kraft Heinz’s withdrawal), while 50 per cent wanted Unilever to engage with Kraft Heinz”. The Sunday Times first reported that Kraft Heinz would be one of the most likely bidders for Unilever’s spreads business. Private equity firms such as Advent International and Carlyle could also be attracted to the business. Read more: Business needs clarity on the Prime Minister's takeover plan Last month, shortly after the Kraft Heinz deal fell through, Unilever issued a statement pledging to shake-up its business. The Anglo-Dutch company said: “Unilever is conducting a comprehensive review of options available to accelerate delivery of value for the benefit of our shareholders. The events of the last week have highlighted the need to capture more quickly the value we see in Unilever.” In January, before the Kraft Heinz approach, Polman was quoted as saying: “As long as we continue to generate more value as owners of this business than we would receive from any other options, we should continue to manage this business and protect our value.”
maywillow
11/3/2017
06:20
in play now, so either they demonstrate return of value to shareholders in near term as a result of their review or another bid inevitable?
konil
10/3/2017
21:25
or just getting warmed up ?
spacecake
10/3/2017
09:37
Seriously overvalued now??
woolybanana
09/3/2017
16:49
Broken through £40 today ! Thanks Mr Buffet.
cutlosses
22/2/2017
18:33
Well that's shaken them up a bit. No bad thing to keep them on their toes. LLOY and UBM pretty good today as well and a few others.
loftus16
22/2/2017
16:54
Silver = ford, trade up to Porsche = gold.... maybe !
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