HUL Share Price: Stock Analysis, History, and Forecast


Ever since HUL merged with GSK Consumer Healthcare, it has been turning heads. It has now become the largest FMCG company in India. Apparently, there has been a hike in the HUL share price. In 2021, the stock hit an all-time high of ₹ 2,859.30 and created a history. 

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is a large-cap company with a market capitalisation of over five trillion Indian rupees. The company operates in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sector and has a very rich history. Year over year, the corporation kept on adding new feathers to its hat and is continuing to do so. No doubt, it’s on investors’ list! 

However, before you jump to any conclusion, we suggest you analyse the stock thoroughly like how’s the management, who’s leading the company, HUL share price history, past performance, cash flow, and more. If you are thinking about where you could get this information from, we have covered you. Just keep scrolling through the blog slowly!

HUL Share Price History

Before stepping any further, let us have a quick glimpse of the HUL share price history table for the last few days:

Date Pri,ce (₹) Open (₹) High (₹) Low (₹)
Apr 10, 2022 2,163.05 2,188.00 2,193.35 2,139.00
Apr 3, 2022 2,183.05 2,078.00 2,193.50 2,070.20
Mar 27, 2022 2,078.15 1,959.95 2,085.85 1,931.30
Mar 20, 2022 1,953.00 2,106.50 2,110.90 1,945.00
Mar 13, 2022 2,102.05 2,095.00 2,116.70 2,025.00
Mar 6, 2022 2,094.40 1,979.50 2,114.00 1,901.55
Feb 27, 2022 2,019.50 2,164.00 2,179.90 1,975.25
Feb 20, 2022 2,170.70 2,298.00 2,304.05 2,160.30
Feb 13, 2022 2,312.55 2,220.00 2,327.80 2,207.00
Feb 6, 2022 2,258.00 2,295.25 2,316.70 2,237.00
Jan 30, 2022 2,306.60 2,290.00 2,333.00 2,271.00
Jan 23, 2022 2,283.55 2,338.90 2,344.95 2,240.90
Jan 16, 2022 2,325.40 2,364.00 2,408.70 2,243.00
Jan 9, 2022 2,363.70 2,425.00 2,425.00 2,360.80
Jan 2, 2022 2,416.15 2,378.00 2,421.90 2,353.00
Dec 26, 2021 2,360.15 2,296.95 2,370.35 2,278.25
Dec 19, 2021 2,296.95 2,226.00 2,317.40 2,201.15
Dec 12, 2021 2,230.25 2,352.00 2,352.00 2,226.00
Dec 5, 2021 2,332.80 2,344.00 2,363.95 2,301.00
Nove 28, 2021 2,343.65 2,334.40 2,389.90 2,284.70
Nov 21, 2021 2,335.10 2,409.40 2,409.90 2,325.20
Nov 14, 2021 2,399.40 2,404.10 2,434.65 2,370.00
Nov 7, 2021 2,404.95 2,449.00 2,449.00 2,366.20
Oct 31, 2021 2,422.85 2,393.00 2,434.00 2,368.25
Oct 24, 2021 2,393.15 2,454.10 2,468.90 2,368.00
Oct 17, 2021 2,454.10 2,672.80 2,732.00 2,428.00
Oct 10, 2021 2,649.55 2,642.20 2,693.60 2,620.00
Oct 3, 2021 2,640.05 2,700.00 2,734.00 2,625.40

The table above represents HUL’s stock performance for the last six months. ₹ 2734.00 was the highest stock price on 3rd October 2021 while ₹ 1,901.55 was the lowest on 7th March 2022. 

Until then, the HUL share price has been staggering between ₹ 1900 to ₹ 2200. 

HUL Share Price NSE and BSE

As of 22 April 2022, at 15:59 Hours, the HUL share price NSE India stands at ₹ 2,126.95. While the HUL share price BSE stands at ₹ 2129.70.

hul stock price

Source: Moneycontrol

The above image depicts the stock price fluctuations of HUL from mid-October 2021 to 22 April 2022. As you can see, the stock was trading at higher volumes in October 2021, and it took a dip in March 2022. However, Hindustan Unilever’s share price can be seen returning on the progressing track. 

Compared to the NIFTY 100, which returned a profit of 46.87%, HUL stock rendered a 3-year return of 26.33% (as of the last trading session). 

However, if we compare the same with the NIFTY FMCG, which gave investors a 23.44% return over three years, the HUL stock generated a 26.33% return. 

HUL Company Information

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is a consumer goods company and a subsidiary of Unilever, a British company. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, India. The organisation manufactures a diverse range of products, including personal care products, cleaning agents, water purifiers, food, beverages, and fast-moving consumer goods. 

The company was founded in 1931 and was incorporated as Hindustan Vanaspati Manufacturing Co., later renamed Hindustan Lever Limited, following a merger of constituent groups in 1956. Later in June 2007, the HUL was renamed Hindustan Unilever Limited, which will continue for years to come.  

As of 2019, the company has 44 product brands in 14 different categories in its portfolio. Hindustan Unilever has manufactured excellent products, merged with renowned companies, and garnered huge profits. Undoubtedly, the company has an intensive insight into better prospects. 

History of the HUL

The history of HUL and an era of marketing branded FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) began in 1888. When tourists to the Kolkata harbour witnessed containers full of Sunlight soap bars, those bars were embossed with the words “Made in England by Lever Brother”.

Following closely, Lifebuoy and other popular brands like Lux, Pears, and Vim were launched in 1895. In 1918, Vanaspati and 1937, the famous Dalda brand, marked their presence in the market. 

Unilever established its first Indian subsidiary Hindustan Vanaspati Manufacturing Company, in 1931, followed by Lever Brother India Limited in 1933 and United Traders Limited in 1935. When these three companies combined, they formed HUL in November 1956. The company offered 10% of its equity to the Indian public and became the first foreign subsidiary company to do so. 

Let us understand the history and milestones achieved by the company through the important timelines. 

Significant Timelines and Milestones Achieved

Since its inception, the company has made exceptional progress and achieved various milestones. Here’s a glimpse of the same:

1931: Hindustan Vanaspati Manufacturing Company was launched. 

1933: Establishment of Lever Brother India Limited 

1935: Formation of United Traders Limited

1956: Three companies merged to form HUL in November

1972: Unilever acquired Lipton

1986: Pond’s India Limited joined the Unilever fold via an international acquisition of Chesebrough Pond’s in the USA

1993: Tata Oil Mills Company (TOMCO) merged with HUL

1994: HUL established a 50:50 joint venture with the US-based Kimberly Clark Corporation

1996: HUL and Lakmé Limited, another Tata company, created a 50:50 joint venture.

1998: Lakmé Limited sold its brand to Hindustan Unilever Limited

2000: HUL established a slew of new business initiatives

2001: HUL launched the project Shakti

2003: Launch of Hindustan Unilever Network, a Direct to home business

2004: Establishment of ‘Pureit’ water purifier

2007: The company name was officially changed to Hindustan Unilever Limited, and Surf Excel and Brooke Bond surpassed the ₹ 1000 Crore sales mark.

2008: Wheel crossed the sales milestones of ₹ 2000 Crores, and HUL completed 75 years of corporate existence in India.

2010: The headquarters of HUL shifted from the landmark Lever House at Backbay Reclamation, Mumbai, to the new campus in Andheri (E), Mumbai.

The official launch of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in New Delhi, India

2012: Inauguration of HUL’s state of the art Learning Centre and the Customer Insight & Innovations Centre (CiiC)

2013: HUL completed 80 years of corporate existence and launched ‘Prabhat’ (Dawn)- a Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP).

Inauguration of Unilever’s first aerosol plant in Asia in Khamgaon, Maharashtra.

2014: National launch of the “Winning in Many Indias” operating framework and expansion of sales offices 

2015: HUL acquired Indulekha

2016: Release of first-of-its-kind urban water, sanitation, and hygiene called ‘Suvidha’. 

2017: A new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility was designated in Doom Dooma Industrial Estate.

2018: Agreement signed with Vijaykant Dairy and Food Products Limited (VDFPL) and its group company.

2020: Acquisition of VWash and HUL merged with GSK Consumer Healthcare and became the largest F&R business in India.

Note: The merger between HUL and GSK Consumer healthcare is the largest Indian FMCG history. 

Management of the HUL

The management team of any company is crucial in guiding the maintenance, development, and allocation of property resources to achieve organisational goals. By nature, a company’s management must be dynamic and evolve to satisfy the needs and constraints in the organisation’s external and internal environments. 

The management of Hindustan Unilever Limited is exactly what is required. It is dynamic and infused with vibrant and skilled professionals and leaders. Given below is the list of the active management team of the HUL: 

Name Designation
Sanjiv Mehta Chairman & Managing Director
Anuradha Razdan Executive Director – HR
Ashish Gupta Independent Director
Dev Bajpai Co. Secretary & Compl. Officer
Dev Bajpai Executive Director
Srinandan Sundaram Executive Director
Sudhir Sitapati Executive Director
Vibhav Sanzgiri Executive Director
Wilhelmus Uijen Executive Director
Kalpana Morparia Independent Director
Leo Puri Independent Director
O P Bhatt Independent Director
Prabha Narasimhan Executive Director
Priya Nair Executive Director
Ritesh Tiwari Executive Director & CFO
Sanjiv Misra Independent Director

Hindustan Unilever Limited Company Location

HUL has 28 manufacturing units in India located at different corners of the country. However, it is headquartered in Mumbai, India. The complete address of the same has been given below: 

HUL Headquarters

Hindustan Unilever Limited,

Unilever House,

  1. D. Sawant Marg,

Chakala, Andheri (E),

Mumbai – 400 099.

HUL Company Performance

Hindustan Unilever Limited has done brilliant business until now. The key products or revenue segments of Hindustan Unilever Limited comprise personal care and other operating revenue for the year ending 31 March 2021. 

For the quarter ended 31 December 2021, the company has recorded a Consolidated Total Income of ₹ 13,499.00 Crores. The latest quarter’s income was up by 3.05% from the last quarter’s total income of ₹ 13,099.00 Crores which is again up 10.33% from last year’s same quarter total income of ₹ 12,235.00 Crores. In the latest quarter, the company has registered a net profit of ₹ 2,300.00 Crores after tax. 

The company’s top management includes Mr Sanjiv Mehta, Mr Dev Bajpai, Mr Ritesh Tiwari, Dr Ashish Gupta, Mr Wilhelmus Uijen, Dr Sanjiv Misra, Mr O P Bhatt, Mr Leo Puri, Ms Kalpana Morparia. BSR & Co. LLP audits HUL’s finances. As of 3st1 March 2022, the company has a total share outstanding of ₹ 234.96 Crores. 

In short, the company’s stat has only moved up. 

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Awards and Recognition

Hindustan Unilever Limited is not just any name but a brand that has won an uncountable number of awards. Some of them are listed below: 


  • Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability awarded HUL the ‘Best Governed Company Award’ at the 7th Asia Business Responsibility eSummit & Awards.
  • A film by HUL on water conservation called ‘The Shower’ won the 67th National Film Awards in the ‘Non-Feature Films’ category.
  • Social and Business Enterprise Responsible Awards chose HUL as one of the top 10 ‘Responsible Businesses of the Year’. 
  • ‘Waste No More Digital Curriculum’ partnering Xynteo won the FICCI Smart Urban Innovation Award in the Smart Education category.
  • Wockhardt Foundation’s CSR Shining Star Award for COVID-19 related works.
  • Chairman & Managing Director, Sanjiv Mehta, was awarded the prestigious AIMA – JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award 2020.
  • Bronze award at IPRCCA 2020 for the ‘Best Public Awareness Campaign During a Pandemic’.
  • Silver award at IPRCCA 2020 in the ‘Best Use of PR category for #HULStandsWithTheNation COVID’ campaign.
  • HUL won the ‘New Code of Work Awards’ for leading with Compassion by People Strong.


  • HUL declared ‘BW Pure: Purpose-Led Company of the Year’ for 2019-2020 by Business World.
  • Along with Star India, HUL was declared joint winner of ‘Effie India Client of the Year’.


  • HUL got the coveted ‘Economic Times Corporate Citizen of the Year’ 2018 award.
  • HUL bagged the ‘Business Standard Company of the Year award’. 


  • HUL marked its place as the ‘Most Innovative Company in India’ on Forbes’ list.
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited was adjudged the ‘Winner of the Confederation of Indian Industry National Award’.


  • The ‘Best Digital Business of the Year’ Award.
  • The ‘Gold Award for Healthy Workplace’.


  • ET ‘Company of the Year’ Award.
  • Featured as the most innovative Indian in Forbes’ annual list of the world’s most innovative companies.


  • ICAI CSR Awards for the Best CSR Projects under two categories- Health and Environment.
  • Hindustan Unilever’s ‘Kan Khajura Tesan’ bagged 3 Gold awards at Cannes.


  • Rewarded as the ‘Conscious Capitalist of the Year 2013 by the Forbes.
  • Won Bronze Lion in the ‘Charity and Not for Profit’ Category at Cannes 2013


  • Announced the Top Indian FMCG company 2011 at the Dun & Bradstreet- Rolta Corporate Awards.
  • Eighteen HUL brands were featured in the ‘100 Most Trusted Brands’ list by Brand Equity


  • CNBC AWAAZ Storyboard Consumers Awards in three categories. 
  • Certification of LEED India Gold in the ‘New Construction’ category by Indian Green Building Council, Hyderabad, under license from the United States Green Building Council.


  • ‘No.1 Best Employer for 2011 in India’ award by Outlook Business- Aon Hewitt.
  • One silver and five bronze at Effies 2010 Awards for various campaigns

Likewise, the company has several buckets full of a myriad of awards in various categories for several campaigns and excellent products, etc. 

HUL Limited Stock Returns in 2020 and 2021

Given below are the monthly HUL stock prices in 2020 and 2021. Just have a glance through the same to determine the returns: 

Date Price (₹) Open (₹) High (₹) Low (₹) Vol
Dec-21 2,360.15 2,340.00 2,389.90 2,201.15 1.84%
Nov-21 2,317.55 2,393.00 2,449.00 2,284.70 -3.16%
Oct-21 2,393.15 2,706.00 2,734.00 2,368.00 -11.42%
Sep-21 2,701.80 2,745.00 2,859.30 2,677.00 -0.82%
Aug-21 2,724.10 2,342.00 2,737.45 2,324.60 16.75%
Jul-21 2,333.30 2,484.00 2,513.40 2,318.00 -5.58%
Jun-21 2,471.30 2,347.00 2,533.95 2,330.60 5.61%
May-21 2,340.05 2,343.00 2,446.95 2,319.35 -0.58%
Apr-21 2,353.75 2,446.80 2,505.90 2,300.00 -3.20%
Mar-21 2,431.50 2,135.20 2,438.60 2,128.00 14.05%
Feb-21 2,132.05 2,276.65 2,288.70 2,120.00 -5.82%
Jan-21 2,263.90 2,395.40 2,456.95 2,251.00 -5.49%
Dec-20 2,395.40 2,159.00 2,417.40 2,120.10 12.03%
Nov-20 2,138.20 2,072.00 2,220.35 2,043.00 3.23%
Oct-20 2,071.30 2,090.00 2,208.50 2,068.00 0.15%
Sep-20 2,068.25 2,149.95 2,185.00 2,000.05 -2.32%
Aug-20 2,117.35 2,209.80 2,234.80 2,100.65 -4.19%
Jul-20 2,209.90 2,173.71 2,339.99 2,115.95 1.81%
Jun-20 2,170.72 2,066.17 2,190.58 2,045.30 5.96%
May-20 2,048.59 2,120.93 2,150.80 1,893.90 -6.27%
Apr-20 2,185.65 2,283.44 2,603.17 2,118.89 -4.50%
Mar-20 2,288.71 2,180.68 2,303.15 1,749.82 5.69%
Feb-20 2,165.49 2,040.62 2,298.37 2,021.41 6.91%
Jan-20 2,025.59 1,921.78 2,076.92 1,898.33 5.79%

As you can see, the stock hit an all-time high of ₹ 2,859.30 in September 2021, which is still much higher than the current price. The stock price of HUL went down to the lowest of ₹ 1,749.82 in March 2020. The difference between the highest and lowest stock price was ₹ 1,109.48. 

The best thing about the stock prices of HUL in 2020 and 2021 is that the average price stood at ₹ 2,279.49, which is quite an impressive number. The company had a good year with a better ending. 

If somebody had invested five years back, they would be getting better returns in 2020 and 2021.

HUL Limited Listings and Indices

Hindustan Unilever is listed on over 16 stock exchanges in India. Plus, the stock is a part of 32 indices. The listing information of HUL includes the NSE Code, BSE Code, incorporation date, public issue date, face value, and more. We have covered those particulars in the table given below: 

HUL Listing Information
Incorporation Date 17 October 1933
BSE Code 500696
Face Value 1.0
BSE Group A
Public Issue Date 17 November 1956
Market Lot of Equity Shares 1

Part of Indices

HUL is part of the following indices:

MCX-SX 40 Index Nifty Total Market
Nifty 100 Nifty100 Equal-Weight
Nifty 100 Low Volatility 30 NIFTY100 Quality 30
Nifty 200 NIFTY200 Quality 30
Nifty 50 Nifty50 USD
Nifty 50 Equal-Weight Nifty50 Value 20
Nifty 500 S&P BSE 100
NIFTY 500 Multicap 50:25:25 Index S&P BSE 100 ESG Index
Nifty Alpha Low Volatility 30 S&P BSE 100 LargeCap TMC Index
Nifty Dividend Opportunities 50 S&P BSE 200
Nifty FMCG S&P BSE 250 LargeMidCap Index
Nifty Growth Sectors 15 S&P BSE 500
Nifty India Consumption S&P BSE AllCap
Nifty LargeMidcap 250 S&P BSE Carbonex
Nifty Low Volatility 50 S&P BSE Dividend Stability Index
Nifty MNC S&P BSE Dollex – 100

Listing on Stock Exchanges

Hindustan Unilever Limited is listed on a total of 16 stock exchanges in India. They are as follows:

  • Bombay Stock Exchange
  • National Stock Exchange of India Limited
  • Hyderabad Stock Exchange Ltd.
  • Inter-connected Stock Exchange of India
  • Jaipur Stock Exchange Ltd.
  • Ludhiana Stock Exchange Assoc. Ltd.
  • Madras Stock Exchange Ltd.,
  • Bangalore Stock Exchange Ltd.
  • Calcutta Stock Exchange Association Ltd.
  • Cochin Stock Exchange Ltd.
  • Delhi Stock Exchange Assoc. Ltd.
  • Gauhati Stock Exchange Ltd.
  • MCX Stock Exchange
  • Over The Counter Exchange of India Ltd.
  • The Stock Exchange, Ahmedabad
  • Uttar Pradesh Exchange Assoc Ltd.

Should You Invest in HUL Limited?

HUL’s product portfolio spans daily use essentials such as skincare, haircare, dairy-based products, beverages, water purifiers, personal care, and fabric products. As you can see, it’s a part of the everyday life of millions of consumers not only in India but also abroad. 

Fourteen of its brands like Dove and Lakmé today pump a staggering revenue of over ₹ 1,000 Crores. Furthermore, those products have also featured as part of ‘Top 100 Brands in India’ and ‘Most Trusted Brands 2020′.

The company generated a net sale of ₹ 46,000 Crores in 2021 from more than 50 brands it owns. Moreover, the merger with GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) Consumer Healthcare with assets like Viva, Boost, Horlicks, and Maltova has further strengthened HUL’s market position in the food and refreshment sector. It helped in mid-term revenue diversification as well. 

Hindustan Unilever Limited has an enviable debt-free balance sheet with a company growth at a CAGR of 7.8%. The PAT (Profit After Tax) has grown at a CAGR of 14.4% over the last five years. 

In 2021, the company recorded a profit of 18.1%, making HUL a consumption stock you must look to invest in this year. 

HUL could be a good stock to invest in simpler and straightforward terms.

FAQ’s about HUL Share Price

Q1. Should I buy HUL shares now?

Among various FMCG companies, HUL has one of the better arsenals to land frequent price hikes, play the price-point portfolio and clawback margins. So, it can be a good buy.

Q2. Is HUL giving dividends?

Yes, HUL gives dividends, and since March 27, 2001, it has declared 45 dividends. 

Q3. What is the market capitalisation of Hindustan Unilever Limited?

Hindustan Unilever Limited registered a total market capitalisation of about five trillion Indian Rupees in 2021. 

Q4. Is Unilever a Buy, Sell or Hold?

As of now, in April 2022, the HUL stock should be a hold option.

Q5. What is the 52-week high of HUL?

The 52-week high of HUL share price is ₹ 2,859.30. 

Q6. What is the 52 week-low of HUL?

The 52-week low of HUL is ₹ 1,901.55.

Q7. What are the major metrics to analyse HUL Share Price?

The key metrics to determine the HUL share price are: 

● PE Ratio of HUL is 58.49

● The price/Sales ratio of HUL is 12.15

● Earning per share of HUL is 37.29

● Price to Book ratio of HUL is 10.83

Q8. Who are the peers for HUL in the FMCG sector?

Within the FMCG sector, the HUL competes with the following counterparts: 

● Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.

● Dabur India Ltd

● Hindustan Foods Ltd.

● Marico Ltd.

● Bajaj Consumer Care Ltd.

● Jyothy Labs Ltd.

● Gillette India Ltd.

● Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.

● Emami Ltd.

● Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Healthcare Ltd.

HUL is compared with these companies in the FMCG sector by investors for the stock analysis. 

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