Unilever: UN vs UL

Choosing Which Unilever Share Class Is Right For You


In summary: There is Unilever NV, a Netherlands-sourced operating company with shares carrying the ticker UNA trading in Amsterdam, and equivalent ADRs under the ticker UN trading on the NYSE. There is also Unilever PLC, a United Kingdom sourced operating company with shares carrying ticker ULVR trading in London, and equivalent ADRs under the ticker UL trading on the NYSE. Also worth noting, dividends are declared in euros. Here are two tables: The first shows the tickers for the four possible ways to invest in Unilever. The second table shows the currency exchange each dividend declared must go through before being received by the holder of the various shares.
Comment: I have UN. I probably bought it not knowing the difference. If one is in a taxable account - it probably doesn't matter. In an IRA ... buy UL. See list of Unilever brands

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