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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway

Unilever (ULVR) Competitors

GBX 3,868
+1.50 (+0.04%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

ULVR vs. RKT, DGE, BATS, PZC, W7L, MCB, ACRL, REVB, CRL, and BAR

Should you be buying Unilever stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Unilever include Reckitt Benckiser Group (RKT), Diageo (DGE), British American Tobacco (BATS), PZ Cussons (PZC), Warpaint London (W7L), McBride (MCB), Accrol Group (ACRL), Revolution Beauty Group (REVB), Creightons (CRL), and Brand Architekts Group (BAR). These companies are all part of the "consumer defensive" sector.

Unilever vs.

Unilever (LON:ULVR) and Reckitt Benckiser Group (LON:RKT) are both large-cap consumer defensive companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, media sentiment, profitability, community ranking, risk, earnings and dividends.

Unilever received 951 more outperform votes than Reckitt Benckiser Group when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 92.19% of users gave Reckitt Benckiser Group an outperform vote while only 58.15% of users gave Unilever an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
UnileverOutperform Votes
1010
58.15%
Underperform Votes
727
41.85%
Reckitt Benckiser GroupOutperform Votes
59
92.19%
Underperform Votes
5
7.81%

Unilever presently has a consensus price target of GBX 4,215, suggesting a potential upside of 8.97%. Given Unilever's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Unilever is more favorable than Reckitt Benckiser Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Unilever
1 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Reckitt Benckiser Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Unilever has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Reckitt Benckiser Group has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.

50.5% of Unilever shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.2% of Reckitt Benckiser Group shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Unilever shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Reckitt Benckiser Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Unilever pays an annual dividend of GBX 148 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Reckitt Benckiser Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 187 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Unilever pays out 6,758.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Reckitt Benckiser Group pays out 6,051.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Reckitt Benckiser Group has a net margin of 14.82% compared to Unilever's net margin of 10.88%. Unilever's return on equity of 33.63% beat Reckitt Benckiser Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Unilever10.88% 33.63% 8.24%
Reckitt Benckiser Group 14.82%24.67%7.57%

Unilever has higher revenue and earnings than Reckitt Benckiser Group. Reckitt Benckiser Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Unilever, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unilever£59.60B1.62£6.49B£2.191,766.21
Reckitt Benckiser Group£15.01B2.44£2.22B£3.091,664.72

In the previous week, Reckitt Benckiser Group had 12 more articles in the media than Unilever. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Reckitt Benckiser Group and 3 mentions for Unilever. Unilever's average media sentiment score of 0.71 beat Reckitt Benckiser Group's score of 0.20 indicating that Unilever is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Unilever
1 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Reckitt Benckiser Group
1 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
5 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Unilever beats Reckitt Benckiser Group on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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ULVR vs. The Competition

MetricUnileverHousehold & Personal Products IndustryDefensive SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£96.70B£12.50B£4.99B£1.59B
Dividend Yield3.71%2.78%3.19%11.58%
P/E Ratio1,766.21232.69275.802,047.23
Price / Sales1.621,379.77227.23441,742.72
Price / Cash15.9732.35126.6833.83
Price / Book5.342.463.612.66
Net Income£6.49B£732.08M£183.54M£182.15M
7 Day Performance-3.35%-1.12%-0.41%0.37%
1 Month Performance0.08%-3.32%-0.96%5.44%
1 Year Performance-7.65%4.64%-0.93%14.30%

Unilever Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
RKT
Reckitt Benckiser Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 5,838
-0.6%
N/A-13.1%£41.58B£15.01B1,889.3240,000Dividend Increase
DGE
Diageo
0.5276 of 5 stars
GBX 3,027
+1.2%
GBX 3,308.33
+9.3%
-17.2%£67.50B£21.64B1,868.5230,269
BATS
British American Tobacco
1.557 of 5 stars
GBX 2,364
-0.3%
GBX 3,433.33
+45.2%
-26.0%£52.95B£27.28B-365.3846,725Positive News
PZC
PZ Cussons
3.066 of 5 stars
GBX 100.80
+0.4%
GBX 221
+119.2%
-46.1%£432.15M£596.50M-1,260.002,644High Trading Volume
W7L
Warpaint London
0 of 5 stars
GBX 390
flat
N/A+102.7%£301.31M£75.55M3,545.45125News Coverage
MCB
McBride
0 of 5 stars
GBX 88.60
+20.4%
GBX 30
-66.1%
+244.8%£154.22M£889M-1,265.712,941Gap Up
High Trading Volume
ACRL
Accrol Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 35.80
flat
N/A+7.2%£114.16M£221.16M-3,580.00456News Coverage
REVB
Revolution Beauty Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 25.90
-4.1%
N/AN/A£82.43M£202.97M-431.67411Positive News
CRL
Creightons
0 of 5 stars
GBX 20
flat
N/A-44.3%£13.69M£56.45M1,000.00421
BAR
Brand Architekts Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 24.50
-2.0%
N/A-22.0%£6.85M£20.09M-102.0850Gap Up

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This page (LON:ULVR) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff