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Is Unilever PLC (LON:ULVR) An Attractive Dividend Stock?

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Today we'll take a closer look at Unilever PLC (LON:ULVR) from a dividend investor's perspective. Owning a strong business and reinvesting the dividends is widely seen as an attractive way of growing your wealth. Yet sometimes, investors buy a popular dividend stock because of its yield, and then lose money if the company's dividend doesn't live up to expectations. While Unilever's 2.7% dividend yield is not the highest, we think its lengthy payment history is quite interesting. The company also bought back stock during the year, equivalent to approximately 4.5% of the company's market capitalisation at the time. Some simple research can reduce the risk of buying Unilever for its dividend - read on to learn more. Companies (usually) pay dividends out of their earnings. If a company is paying more than it earns, the dividend might have to be cut. As a result, we should always investigate whether a company can afford its dividend, measured as a percentage of a company's net income after tax.

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Monday, July 15


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Unilever Uses Virtual Factories to Tune Up Its Supply Chain

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The “digital twin” strategy uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze torrents of information from connected devices, and is aimed at making production more efficient and flexible.... Consumer-goods giant Unilever PLC is building virtual versions of its factories, using data streaming from sensor-equipped machines to create digital models that can track physical conditions and enable testing of operational changes. The approach is part of the growing use of the enormous streams of data that flow from come from the Internet of Things, devices embedded in objects including factory equipment that send out information on how the equipment is operating. It took three or four weeks to create a full digital twin, which the company used to set parameters for standards such as the temperature at which soap is pushed out before being cut into bars. Unilever wants “to have a very clear digital representation of their supply chain” by bringing in as much data as possible and using advanced analytics to inform design and management decisions, said Gartner Inc. vice president and analyst Noha Tohamy.

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Sunday, July 14


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Unilever helped massively pollute the oceans. Here is its plan to end the destruction

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Plastic pollution in the ocean is a particularly big problem: an estimated 100 million ocean animals are killed each year because of plastic in the ocean, and we currently have no reliable way to extract those plastics. But plastic is also a huge part of our everyday lives, in often invisible ways. On any given day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products that span 400 brands to feel good, look good and get more out of life. But the multinational with a market cap of over $158 billion recognizes that its growth has come at the expense of the environment. It is benefiting the company: In 2018, the 26 Unilever brands that are aligned with its sustainability initiatives grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and also outperformed in turnover growth, according to the company. That's when Unilever signed on to an Ellen MacArthur Foundation initiative called The New Plastics Economy, committed to making all of its plastic packaging either reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.

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Unilever plan to stop plastic pollution from destroying the oceans

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The global plastic packaging market is on pace to reach $300 billion, but many of Unilever's newest top-selling brands are the ones aligned with its Sustainable Living Plan. Plastic pollution in the ocean is a particularly big problem: an estimated 100 million ocean animals are killed each year because of plastic in the ocean, and we currently have no reliable way to extract those plastics. But plastic is also a huge part of our everyday lives, in often invisible ways. On any given day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products that span 400 brands to feel good, look good and get more out of life. But the multinational with a market cap of over $158 billion recognizes that its growth has come at the expense of the environment. That's when Unilever signed on to an Ellen MacArthur Foundation initiative called The New Plastics Economy, committed to making all of its plastic packaging either reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.

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Wednesday, July 10


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Global Lip Care Products Market to Exhibit a cAGR of 3.7% During 2019-2024 - L'Oreal, Revlon, Kao Corporation, Bayer, and Unilever are Leading the Competition - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Global Lip Care Products Market to Exhibit a cAGR of 3.7% During 2019-2024 - L'Oreal, Revlon, Kao Corporation, Bayer, and Unilever are Leading the Competition - ResearchAndMarkets.com. This report provides a deep insight into the global lip care products market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. Market Drivers. Although females have been the major consumers of lip care products, the market has witnessed a significant interest from male consumers as well, owing to the growing trend of personal grooming among them.

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Monday, July 08


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Unilever USA, a shipper of choice that embraces drivers and the future - FreightWaves

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Working with the Canadian-based carrier Kriska, Unilever piloted a program called Safe Haven to allow drivers to park at the distribution center. The 2015 pilot was so successful that Unilever expanded it to all of its North American distribution centers and manufacturing plants – and was recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. “Unilever was motivated to allow parking onsite in order to become a ‘shipper of choice’ for drivers,” a 2018 report from the DOT Parking Capacity Working Group noted. The awards recognize shippers who engage in best practices to keep supply chains moving. While Unilever USA did not return FreightWaves’ requests for comment, the consumer goods company’s efforts to excel as a shipper are well-documented.

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Friday, July 05


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Why I think Unilever shares can beat Brexit uncertainty

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Unilever (LSE:ULVR) is behind a significant number of well-known brands that are found in every corner of the world. Whether it’s Persil, Dove, Knorr, Lux or good old PG Tips, demand for its 400+ homecare, personal care and food & drink products are somewhat resistant to the ups and downs of the global economy. This, among the other reasons I have outlined in this piece, is why I think Unilever is a key stock to hold during the uncertain waves of the Brexit saga. Brexit? So far, so good. In order to set the scene, I thought it would be relevant to assess the performance of Unilever shares since the Brexit referendum was announced on June 23rd 2016. A master craftsman in diversification. While some analysts are put off by the organisation’s somewhat complex and overbearing approach to diversification, I for one think that Unilever is a master craftsman when it comes to its high quality and dependable acquisitions.

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Liquid Detergent: World Market Outlook to 2024 with Profiles on Key Players: Henkel, Procter & Gamble, The Clorox Company, Church & Dwight, and Unilever

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Liquid Detergent: World Market Outlook to 2024 with Profiles on Key Players: Henkel, Procter & Gamble, The Clorox Company, Church & Dwight, and Unilever. Dublin, July 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Liquid Detergent Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The market value is projected to reach US$ 35.5 Billion by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 5.6% during 2019-2024.This report provides a deep insight into the global liquid detergent market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc.The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being Henkel, Procter & Gamble, The Clorox Company, Church & Dwight and Unilever.Market InsightsThe growing disposable incomes, especially in the developing regions, is escalating the demand for detergent liquid where the customers are inclined to buy products based on a company's reputation, price and quality.Further, the rising concerns about environmental sustainability has led the manufacturers to focus on eco-friendly liquid detergents made from biodegradable components.

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Thursday, July 04


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World Tea Market Analysis & Forecast 2019-2024 with Profiles on Leading Players: Tata Global Beverages, Unilever, Associated British Foods, Taetea, and Barry's Tea

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World Tea Market Analysis & Forecast 2019-2024 with Profiles on Leading Players: Tata Global Beverages, Unilever, Associated British Foods, Taetea, and Barry's Tea. DUBLIN, July 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Tea Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. They have started adding several healthy ingredients to their organic tea formulations in order to target some of the common health conditions including diabetes, beauty, obesity, heart health, etc. Therefore, a shift towards the consumption of organic tea acts as an emerging trend which is having a positive impact on the growth of the tea market.

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Wednesday, July 03


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Worldwide Anti-Aging Market Set to Reach $79.5 Billion by 2024 - Analysis on Key Players Allergan, L'Oreal, Beiersdorf, Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Shiseido, and Unilever

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Worldwide Anti-Aging Market Set to Reach $79.5 Billion by 2024 - Analysis on Key Players Allergan, L'Oreal, Beiersdorf, Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Shiseido, and Unilever. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, etc.Nowadays, good physical personality has become a necessity and determines the success of an individual in different areas of life. The growing consciousness among both the young and old consumers regarding their physical appearance has fostered the demand for anti-aging products and devices.Market Drivers/ConstraintsThe advancements in technology as well as huge investments in research and development activities have led to the introduction of new anti-aging products and treatments, such as plastic surgeries, breast implants, botulinum toxin injection therapies, etc. These products are now also being sold through online stores, salons, spas, specialist retail shops, and direct response television such as infomercials and home shopping channels.The high cost of anti-aging products and procedures along with the presence of counterfeit products containing toxic substances pose a major challenge to the market growth.Breakup by DemographyAge GroupOn the basis of age group, the market has been segmented into the age group of 25-35 years, 35-55 years,and 55 and above.

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