Analysts Have Mixed Ratings On Unilever N.V. (UN), Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)

    The shares of Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) has been pegged with a rating of Outperform by Credit Suisse in its latest research note that was published on May 3rd, 2019. Credit Suisse wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Unilever N.V., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Exane BNP Paribas advised investors in its research note published on February 27th, 2019, to Neutral the UN stock. The stock had earned Sell rating from Societe Generale when it published its report on January 29th, 2019. The stock was given Underweight rating by JP Morgan in its report released on December 10th, 2018. Argus was of a view that UN is Buy in its latest report on March 23rd, 2018. Goldman thinks that UN is worth Neutral rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on March 19th, 2018.

    Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 1 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 1 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $70.00. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 16.21% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 62.60.

    The shares of the company added by 1.61% during the trading session on Monday, reaching a low of $59.91 while ending the day at $60.52. During the trading session, a total of 1.83 million shares were traded which represents a -74.48% decline from the average session volume which is 1.05M shares. UN had ended its last session trading at 59.56. Unilever N.V. currently has a market cap of $163.10B, while its P/E ratio stands at 15.40, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 2.89, with a beta of 0.50. Unilever N.V. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 2.28, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.60. UN 52-week low price stands at $52.08 while its 52-week high price is $62.40.

    Unilever N.V. has the potential to record 3.93 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

    Investment analysts at BMO Capital Markets published a research note on July 30th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is now rated as Market Perform. Their price target on the stock stands at $22. Exane BNP Paribas also rated KMI as Downgrade on February 27th, 2019, with its price target of $150 suggesting that KMI could surge by 7.44% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $20.13/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 1.39% to reach $22.05/share. It started the day trading at $20.49 and traded between $20.27 and $20.41 throughout the trading session.

    A look at its technical shows that KMI’s 50-day SMA is 20.67 while its 200-day SMA stands at 19.05. The stock has a high of $21.50 for the year while the low is $14.62. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 20.33, while the P/B ratio is 1.37. At the moment, only of Kinder Morgan, Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 13.73M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 3.17 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 0.34%. Looking further, the stock has raised 0.59% over the past 90 days while it gained 6.58% over the last six months.

    The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more KMI shares, increasing its portfolio by +1.02% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 1,623,545 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 160,488,089 shares of KMI, with a total valuation of $3,309,264,395. SSgA Funds Management Inc meanwhile sold more KMI shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $2,007,516,929 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by decreasing its KMI portfolio by -1.32% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors sold -1,178,999 shares in the last quarter and now controls 88,090,841 shares of the KMI stock, with the valuation hitting $1,816,433,141.

    Similarly, ClearBridge Investments LLC increased its Kinder Morgan, Inc. shares by +35.75% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 10,426,607 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 39,590,854 shares of Kinder Morgan, Inc. which are valued at $816,363,409. In the same vein, Wellington Management Co LLP decreased its Kinder Morgan, Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -2,525,067 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 33,254,830 shares and is now valued at $685,714,595. Following these latest developments, around 11.00% of Kinder Morgan, Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.