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Unilever Plc - UL

Posted on the 15 September 2011 by Divstkforcomman @DivStkForComMan
Unilever plc is an excellent addition to any Roth IRA stock portfolio. Their slogan is "On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life." UL is a supplier of consumer goods with operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 180! Brands include Axe/Lynx, Blue Band, Dove, Becel/Flora, Heartbrand ice creams, Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Omo, Rexona and Sunsilk. Consumers buy 170 billion Unilever packs worldwide every year. They operate in three main regions: Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe (Asia Africa CEE), the Americas and Western Europe. Click here for an introduction to the company.
I like UL better than The Procter & Gamble Company (stock ticker PG) because historically their dividend yield has been better than PG's dividend yield. UL's current yield is 3.98% vs. PG's 3.39%. UL's market cap is 89 billion dollars, but PG's is 170.21 billion. Since their business models are similar I highly suggest that you only invest in one company.
UL has made a huge push to ensure that their consumers use their "brands for life". Click here for a listing of their Food, Personal Care and Home care brands. I think you will be amazed at what great products they provide. Recession proof items! My favorites are Dove soap, Vaseline, Hellmann's Mayonaise, and Lipton Ice Tea. Please watch the interview below with the CEO of UL, Paul Polman. Paul is a very smart man and has this company performing very nicely.
In conclusion, Unilever is a company that just make sense. They produce useful products for the masses! Pick up some shares when it goes below $30.53. Hold their stock for life, sit back when your retired and then sip on some sweet Lipton ice tea!

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