Sales at consumer goods giant Unilever (LSE: ULVR) rose by 5.4% on a constant currency basis during the first half of the year, while the group's core earnings per share rose by 7.5% on the same basis.
There has been mayhem in many sectors of the FTSE 100 since Friday's EU referendum result, but the shares of Unilever (LSE: ULVR), Diageo (LSE: DGE) and British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) have held up well.
The FTSE 100 has enjoyed a refreshing surge after a difficult year, and most investors will give thanks for that. However, two stocks have had no need of a Brexit bounce: household goods giants Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB) and Unilever (LSE: ULVR).
Unilever plc logo Unilever plc (LON:ULVR) had its target price boosted by equities researchers at Credit Suisse Group AG from GBX 2,675 ($35.15) to GBX 2,700 ($35.47) in a note issued to investors on Thursday.