How to buy Unilever shares

Unilever shares have increased 0.09% from their previous closing price (4434p). Learn how to easily invest in Unilever shares.

Unilever is a consumer goods company based in London. Unilever's got something for everyone, as it owns a variety of brands, including Ben & Jerry's, Hellmann's, Dove, Persil and Lynx. Investing in Unilever gets you access to all of the brands it owns, so it's worth taking some time to see what brands you'd be a stakeholder for and make sure your values align with theirs. Here's how to invest in Unilever.

How to buy shares in Unilever

  1. Open a brokerage account. Choose from our top broker picks or compare brokers in depth. Then, complete an application.
  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. ULVR in this case.
  4. Choose an order type. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares or dollar amount.
  5. Submit the order. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Alternative ways to invest in Unilever

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Unilever), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Unilever is a major part of the London stock exchange, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

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Is it a good time to buy Unilever stock?

Review technicals and fundamentals to help you determine if now's a good time for you to invest.

Technical analysis

View Unilever's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

Use our graph to track the performance of ULVR stock over time.

Historical closes compared with the last close of 4438

1 week (2024-06-10)1.86%
1 month (2024-05-16)2.83%
3 months (2024-03-17)16.44%
6 months (2023-12-17)17.89%
1 year (2023-06-15)9.32%
2 years (2022-06-15)24.89%
3 years (2021-06-17)3.04%
5 years (2019-06-17)-10.95%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Unilever under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Unilever P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

Unilever's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Unilever's shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United Kingdom stock market as of 09 November, 2023 (10). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Unilever's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

Unilever's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 14.3952. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Unilever's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Unilever's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Unilever's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £11.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of Unilever's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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