UNILEVER (UNA) Declined -0.21% on Nov 15

November 15, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Shares of UNILEVER (BIT:UNA) last traded at 48.22, representing a move of -0.21%, or -0.1 per share, on volume of 20 shares. After opening the trading day at 48.22, shares of UNILEVER traded in a close range. UNILEVER currently has a total float of 1.71B shares and on average sees 1,041 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 36.35 and high of 52.25.

The Italian Equity Market

The European economy is immensely growing and Italy is one of the many reasons behind such success. The companies that work at its markets as UNILEVER prefer to stay there as long as possible.

Italy cannot be underestimated when it comes to corporate governance. Its capacities as a nation go beyond the tourism front. The blooming Italian equity market is a sure testament to that.

The Italian economy might just be one of the best contributors to the growth of the European economy. It is because of countries like Italy that Europe had become the enormous regional success that it is known today. It gives more possibilities to the UNILEVER stocks.

Borsa Italiana/Italia Borsa/Piazza Affari

The Borsa Italiana is the primary stock exchange in Italy that is based at the Palazzo Mezzanotte in Milan. It had been established in February 1808 by Eugène de Beauharnais, Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy Viceroy— making it one of the oldest stock exchanges in the world. Like most stock exchanges, the Borsa Italiana had initially been a public entity. It had not been privatized until 1998.

In 2007, the Borsa Italiana had been acquired in an all-stock transaction by London Stock Exchange Group, leading to its merger with the London Stock Exchange.

Presently, more than 300 companies are listed on the Borsa Italiana, bringing its total market capitalization to about $645 billion.

The pre-market session on the Borsa Italiana begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 9:00 a.m.; the regular session begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m.; and the post-market session begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m. The Borsa Italiana has one of the longest trading hours in the world. This gives domestic and international investors alike the opportunity to trade on it with enough time. And UNILEVER to receive an attention from these investors.

FTSE Milano Italia Borsa (MIB)

The FTSE MIB is the benchmark index in Italy. It is a free-float market-capitalization-weighted index that measures the 40 biggest companies listed on the Borsa Italiana. It had replaced the MIB30, which measures the 30 biggest companies listed on the Borsa Italiana, in September 2004.

The FTSE MIB i formerly known as the S&P/MIB because the S&P operated it until June 2009 when the FTSE had taken over.

Representing roughly 80% of the total market capitalization on the Borsa Italiana, the FTSE MIB is a powerful indicator of the Italian economy’s situation. It is quarterly rebalanced to make sure that the components provide a clearer indication of the trade and commerce environment in Italy.

The FTSE MIB holds an all-time high of 50,108.56, which had last been seen in March 2000; and an all-time low of 12,362.50, which had last been seen in July 2012 after the Spanish debt dilemma rippled adversaries throughout Europe.

Italy is an ideal place to invest in, especially for those who are seeking meaningful returns. They can also check validity of UNILEVER. With it serving as one the nations in Europe with compelling economies, investors are highly recommended to trade on the Borsa Italiana as a way of betting on Italy’s economic growth prospects.

More notable recent UNILEVER (BIT:UNA) news were published by: Qz.com which released: “A Unilever and Tata veteran lists six risks that upstart Patanjali must guard …” on November 13, 2017, also Cnbc.com with their article: “Unilever uses start-up mindset to create new brand targeting natural consumers” published on November 02, 2017, Cnbc.com published: “Unilever sales disappoint as competition and natural disasters bite big brands” on October 19, 2017. More interesting news about UNILEVER (BIT:UNA) were released by: Forbes.com and their article: “Starbucks To Sell Tazo Tea Brand To Unilever For $384 Million” published on November 02, 2017 as well as Economictimes.Indiatimes.com‘s news article titled: “Buy Hindustan Unilever, target Rs 1365: Sameet Chavan” with publication date: November 14, 2017.

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