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UPDATED June 2021: Unilever is back in the number one slot

James Gard 8 June, 2021 | 9:00AM
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Our recent stock of the week Unilever (ULVR) has moved back in to first place this month on our monthly list of high yielding FTSE stocks, reclaiming the top spot from accountancy software group Sage (SGE).

Fund manager Nick Train, who owns Unilever in the Silver-rated Finsbury Growth & Income Trust (FGT), praised it for continuing to “grind out perfectly acceptable returns” over decades. Train says that with the recently announced share buyback, combined with the increase in the dividend, the company could return 8-9% to shareholders even if the share price stands still this year. Unilever, the biggest company in the FTSE 100, grew 4% last year but is down 1% in the year to date as investors rotate away from defensive stocks in favour of more cyclical companies.

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