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Unilever is a consumer goods manufacturing group based in the United Kingdom. Co. is engaged in supplying consumer goods in the refreshments, foods, home and personal product categories. Co. supplies its consumers product for nutrition, hygiene and personal care and is active in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and Latin America. Co.'s portfolio includes such well-known brands as Knorr, Lipton, Hellmann's, Magnum, Omo, Dove, Lux and Axe/Lynx. Co. manages its brands under the following four category headings: savoury, dressings and spreads; ice cream and beverages; personal care; and home care. Co.'s products are sold in over 190 countries around the world.
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A director at Unilever Plc bought 5,600 shares at 4,730p and the significance rating of the trade was 87/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board mem...
The independent financial analyst theScreener just slightly lowered the general evaluation of UNILEVER PLC (GB), active in the Personal Products & Services industry. The title has lost a star(s) at the fundamental level and now shows 3 out of 4 stars. Its exposure to market risk remains nonetheless the same and can be still described as defensive. theScreener slightly downgrades the general evaluation to Slightly Positive for the title on account of the lost star(s). As of the analysis date October 16, 2020, the closing price was GBp 4,866.00 and its potential was estimated at GBp 5,293.16.
In general, Unilever plc ("Unilever") is in compliance with the UK regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. Under ITEM 1 approval is sought for a unification of Unilever under a single parent company: Unilever plc (i.e. Unilever NV will cease to exist). First of all, ECGS strongly endorses the strategic rationale of the (proposed) unification. It acknowledges the increased strategic flexibility and enhanced corporate governance in terms share structure and applicable regulators. Despite that the unification offers some corporate governanc...
Résolutions 1 et 4 : Le quitus aux adminsitrateurs est regrettablement associé à l'approbation des comptes annuels et des comptes consolidés. Résolutions 6 à 8 et 10 : Dans le cas d'un Conseil non majoritairement indépendant, Proxinvest soutient la candidature d'un administrateur représentant l'un des trois principaux actionnaires. Or, Proxinvest a soutenu à la précédente assemblée générale le renouvellement de Pascal Viguier, Président du Groupe Limagrain et Président Directeur Général du Groupe Limagrain Holding. Par conséquent, nous recommandons l'opposition. Résolution 9 : Dans l'hypothè...
Résolutions 5 : En raison de la crise sanitaire, Monsieur McNally, Président du Conseil d'administration, a renoncé à sa rémunération au titre de l'exercice 2019-2020. Nous saluons le geste et recommandons l'approbation. Résolution 6 : Dans la même logique, Monsieur Roché, Directeur Général, a renoncé à sa rémunération variable au titre de l'exercice 2019-2020. Nous saluons également le geste et recommandons l'approbation. Résolutions 11 à 18 : Les renouvellements de Madame Anne-Marie Couderc et Monsieur Craig McNally sont soutenus en raison de la qualité de membre libre de conflit d'intérêt...
The EGM (item 1) is called to approve the reverse merger of the controlling holdings FIMEI (51.82% of Recordati) and Rossini Investimenti (100% of FIMEI) into Recordati. Rossini Investimenti is 100% owned by the Luxembourg-based company Rossini Sàrl, which is in turn controlled by CVC Capital Partners. Recordati shares and FIMEI shares are the only assets held by FIMEI and Rossini Investimenti, respectively, and the two holding companies have no financial debt. Therefore, the transaction will have no effects on the financial position of Recordati. All Recordati shares held by FIMEI will be...
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