|Bid||5,047.00 x 0|
|Ask||5,049.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||5,048.00 - 5,126.00|
|52 Week Range||3,905.00 - 5,167.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||19.98|
|Earnings Date||Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 8, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.47 (2.94%)|
|1y Target Est||45.13|
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The company said it continues to expect full-year underlying sales growth to be in the lower half of its multi-year 3% to 5% target range and operating margin to reach 20% in 2020. Unilever's shares were down 1.1% in morning trade, compared to the broader FTSE 100 index , which was flat. Wet weather in Europe dampened ice-cream sales following two straight seasons of hot summers, while growth in India slowed again as a late monsoon season and lower food inflation weakened rural demand.
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The plant manufactures ice cream and frozen novelties for brands including Ben and Jerry's, Breyers, Magnum, Popsicle, Good Humor and Klondike, said Catherine Reynolds, a Unilever spokeswoman. Unilever, which also makes household goods ranging from Dove soaps to Knorr packet soups, said the Henderson facility's production would cease at the end of August.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Nelson Peltz’s latest investment target is a big, slow-moving target with a massive bullseye on its back. The renowned U.S. activist has zoned in on Ferguson Plc, a plumbers’ merchant formerly known as Wolseley. His gripe is that the company trades at a stubborn discount to American peers. The snag is that remedies aren’t easy to administer.Ferguson is among the handful of U.K.-domiciled, London-listed blue-chips that aren’t really British companies. Some – such as BTG Plc or Firstgroup Plc – have already attracted takeover or activist interest. North America generates 87% of Ferguson’s revenue; the company recently changed its name to that of its U.S. subsidiary; it reports in dollars.The one un-American characteristic is the valuation. Ferguson has traded at a consistent discount to U.S. peers such as Home Depot Inc. and Lowe’s Cos Inc. The obvious explanation is that the company is listed on the wrong exchange, which makes it harder to attract its natural investor base. But that’s not the only interpretation. The valuation may also reflect a lack of faith in Ferguson’s strategy or management, or some challenges unique to its business. Either way, the discount slightly narrowed on Thursday after the disclosure that various Peltz funds had amassed a 6% stake. This pushed the stock up 6%, valuing the group at 13 billion pounds ($16 billion).It is hard to know whether Ferguson would get a higher valuation if it just moved its listing. Markets may not be 100% efficient, but capital is global and location can’t be the only explanation for the lack of investor love here. True, some funds are restricted geographically in where they can put money but that’s unlikely to be a huge factor in holding back demand for Ferguson shares.Such restrictions on funds might, though, be an obstacle to engineering a move for Ferguson. Unilever Plc’s plan to simplify its Anglo-Dutch structure into a single Netherlands company would have seen it lose its spot on the FTSE 100. That irked index investors and those with mandates to hold U.K. stocks who would have been forced to sell their shares. The plan foundered.Unilever wasn’t a one-off. Re-domiciling headquarters or listings has long been controversial. The textbook case is the thwarted migration of car parts maker LucasVarity back in the late 1990s from the U.K. to the U.S. For these changes, existing investors generally demand a premium. The cleanest way to achieve a move is to take the company private, then relist it.More pertinent are worries about the company’s resilience in the face of a U.S. slowdown. U.S. organic growth is slowing from a recent high single-digit percentage clip, while margins have barely improved since 2015, UBS analysts point out. The share price seems to be assuming that Ferguson’s long-run sustainable operating margin is just 5%, according to independent research provider Willis Welby, which argues that this is overly pessimistic.Peltz’s pitch is that he likes to engage with the management of his portfolio companies. Ferguson has responded diplomatically that it looks forward to dialogue, as it does with all shareholders. The mere presence of such a big name has got people excited. The tougher job will be convincing investors that the company’s equity story – twinning organic growth with a strategy of acquiring competitors – is still a winner. That case has yet to be made.To contact the author of this story: Chris Hughes at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Chris Hughes is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals. He previously worked for Reuters Breakingviews, as well as the Financial Times and the Independent newspaper.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
"The combination of quite a big population, strong GDP growth and rapid consumption in the categories we sell means that countries like Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and even Ethiopia will be our growth stars over the next few years," Jope told the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer conference in Paris. "These are going to be very important for the future and we are investing heavily," he said.
CHICAGO/ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, June 3 (Reuters) - A kilo of vanilla beans costs more than a kilo of silver. For McCormick & Co, the world's largest spice company, the scarcity of vanilla has become too big a risk to ignore, spurring it to begin cultivating an alternative source on the north coast of Papua, Indonesia. McCormick, which sells vanilla and its extract to retailers, restaurants and packaged food makers, said it has been passing the higher costs on to buyers.
London's FTSE 100 shed losses to bag gains as investors flocked to defensive stocks after an exchange of trade threats between the U.S. and China stoked fears of a slide into recession, while a profit warning sent builder Kier to its lowest in two decades. The main FTSE 100 index ended 0.3% higher, after earlier hitting its lowest level since March 8, while the midcap index lost 0.5%.
London's FTSE 100 fell almost 1% on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of tariffs on Mexico and disappointing manufacturing data from China stoked global downturn fears. The main index hit a more than two-and-a-half month low, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 fell 0.7%, with both recording their first monthly falls this year. Data on Friday showed China's factory activity shrank more than expected in May, another of the economic ramifications of the Sino-U.S. trade dispute.
London's top share index rose on Thursday as the pound slipped on concerns that outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May's successor might push for a hard Brexit, helping more internationally focused stocks gain. The FTSE 100, whose components earn a large chunk of their revenue from outside the UK, rose 0.5%.
Brexit sensitive housebuilders and airlines slid on Wednesday as rumors circulated that ministers could oust Theresa May after her latest EU exit plan failed to win support, while exporters lifted the FTSE 100 as the pound weakened. The main index, whose companies earn more than two-thirds of their profit from abroad, ended 0.1% higher, while the more domestically-focused FTSE 250 slipped 0.7%. A slump in sterling lifted internationally-exposed companies GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever and AstraZeneca , the biggest boosts to the FTSE 100.
The exporter-heavy FTSE 100 index gained on the back of a weaker pound on Wednesday as lawmakers signaled they would not back Prime Minister Theresa May's latest Brexit compromise, while Marks & Spencer slumped after a discounted rights issue. The main index, whose companies get more than two-thirds of their profit from abroad, advanced 0.6% by 0727 GMT while the more domestically-focussed FTSE 250 was up 0.1%. Internationally-exposed companies British American Tobacco , Unilever and Diageo were among the biggest support to the blue-chip index.
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Edgewell's $1.37 billion acquisition of shaving start-up Harry's is "not a good comparison" to Unilever's roughly $1 billion acquisition of Dollar Shave Club, Edgewell CEO Rod Little told CNBC on Thursday. Dollar Shave Club's subscriptions slowed after it sold to Unilever, the company has said. Unilever UNA-NL may have been one of first consumer giants to pay big dollars for an online brand, but Edgewell EPC , owner of the Schick and Wilkinson razor brand, doesn't want you to compare its $1.37 billion acquisition of Harry's to the $1 billion deal that started a string of copycats.
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1st May 2019 – UK-based adtech vendor EnvisionX and Japanese advertising agency ADK have today announced their first successful blockchain campaign in conjunction with one of the world’s largest brand owners, Unilever. The PoC was performed using EnvisionX’s EXChain platform, the company’s blockchain offering aimed at providing enhanced campaign accountability, transparency and fraud protection. The campaign is a significant milestone in the global advertising sector as it has demonstrated the readiness of the EXChain advertising management platform for full commercialisation and validated its ability to run real, transparent advertising campaigns using blockchain technology at scale. The campaign was conducted as a full end-to-end operation including all the relevant digital advertising stakeholders, i.e., brand, agency, DSP, SSP, technology vendor and publisher. The post Unilever Japan and ADK partner with EnvisionX appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Shopify Inc raised its 2019 earnings forecast and posted a surprise quarterly profit on Tuesday on strong demand for its software that helps retailers sell goods online, sending its shares up 7 percent to a record high. The company has stepped up its spending to stay ahead in a competitive market by launching a new line of point-of-sale hardware and plans to roll out Shopify Pay to rival Alphabet Inc's Google Pay and Apple Inc's payments services. Shopify, founded a little over a decade ago as an online store to sell snowboard equipment, makes its money by charging online merchants a monthly fee for using its technology and helping them run their online businesses.
The FTSE 100 was largely flat on Monday, as oil majors dipped following United States' demand to OPEC for higher production, while online supermarket Ocado slipped after disclosing the cause of the fire at its Andover site earlier this year. Meanwhile, travel groups TUI and Thomas Cook rose over 2 percent after the latter said British holidaymakers are favoring destinations outside the European Union.