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NYSE:UNVRUnivar Stock Price, Forecast & News

-0.01 (-0.06 %)
(As of 05/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $15.46
50-Day Range
MA: $13.21
52-Week Range
Now: $15.46
Volume2.57 million shs
Average Volume2.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.61 billion
P/E Ratio140.56
Dividend YieldN/A
Univar Inc. distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, micro and macro nutrients, horticultural products, and fertilizers; storage, packaging, and logistics services for crop protection companies; and pest control products and equipment. The company also provides organic, inorganic, and polymer chemistries; enzymes, surfactants, solvents, dispersants, thickeners, bleaching aides, builders, sealants, acids, alkalis, and other chemicals for the manufacture of cleaning products; resins, pigments, solvents, thickeners, dispersants, and other additives; and epoxy resins, polyurethanes, titanium dioxides, fumed silica, esters, plasticizers, silicones, and specialty amines. In addition, it offers thickeners, emulsifiers, sweeteners, preservatives, leavening agents, and humectants, as well as texturizer and fat replacement products that include xanthan gum, locust bean gum, cellulosics, and guar gum; acidulants and alkalis; and supplements and related products. Further, the company provides chemicals and services, as well as specialty blended products for fracture rock and stimulate oil and gas production from the well; surfactants, emollients, emulsifiers, rheology modifiers, active ingredients, colors, preservatives, and processing aids for the personal care industry; pharmaceutical ingredients and products, such as aspirin, ascorbic acid, caffeine, and ibuprofen, as well as excipients, which include phosphates, polyethylene glycols, polysorbates, methylcellulose, stearyl alcohol, and stearates. Additionally, the company offers transportation and warehousing infrastructure, and chemicals and hazardous materials handling, as well as waste management services. It distributes its products through warehouse and direct-to-consumer delivery channels. Univar Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 3.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.75 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Chemicals & allied products



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$9.29 billion
Cash Flow$2.70 per share
Book Value$9.97 per share


Net Income$-100,200,000.00


Market Cap$2.61 billion
Next Earnings Date8/3/2020 (Estimated)

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Univar (NYSE:UNVR) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Univar's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Univar's stock was trading at $12.77 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, UNVR stock has increased by 21.1% and is now trading at $15.46. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Univar?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Univar in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Univar.

When is Univar's next earnings date?

Univar is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, August 3rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Univar.

How were Univar's earnings last quarter?

Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) posted its earnings results on Monday, May, 11th. The basic materials company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.04. The basic materials company had revenue of $2.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.17 billion. Univar had a net margin of 0.21% and a return on equity of 13.51%. The firm's revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.33 EPS. View Univar's earnings history.

What price target have analysts set for UNVR?

5 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Univar's shares. Their forecasts range from $14.50 to $20.00. On average, they expect Univar's stock price to reach $16.63 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.5% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Univar.

Has Univar been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about UNVR stock has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Univar earned a media sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutUnivar.

Who are some of Univar's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Univar own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Univar investors own include Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), AbbVie (ABBV), Starbucks (SBUX), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Walt Disney (DIS), Square (SQ), Applied Materials (AMAT), Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

Who are Univar's key executives?

Univar's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Stephen D. Newlin, Exec. Chairman (Age 66)
  • Mr. David C. Jukes, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Carl J. Lukach, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 64)
  • Mr. Jeffrey W. Carr Esq., Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 62)
  • Mr. Nick Powell, Pres of EMEA & APAC (Age 52)

When did Univar IPO?

(UNVR) raised $420 million in an initial public offering on Thursday, June 18th 2015. The company issued 20,000,000 shares at $20.00-$22.00 per share. Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs and BofA Merrill Lynch served as the underwriters for the IPO and Barclays, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, HSBC, Moeli, Wells Fargo Securities, Lazard, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and William Blair were co-managers.

What is Univar's stock symbol?

Univar trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UNVR."

Who are Univar's major shareholders?

Univar's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include EdgePoint Investment Group Inc. (9.13%), First Pacific Advisors LP (6.16%), FPR Partners LLC (5.60%), Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (4.36%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.99%) and Lyrical Asset Management LP (3.86%). Company insiders that own Univar stock include Christopher D Pappas, David Jukes, Jeffrey W Carr, Kerry J Preete, Nicholas W Alexos, Rhonda Germany Ballintyn, Richard P Fox, Stephen D Newlin and William S Stavropoulos. View institutional ownership trends for Univar.

Which institutional investors are selling Univar stock?

UNVR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Baupost Group LLC MA, Park West Asset Management LLC, Marathon Asset Management LLP, UBS Group AG, Franklin Resources Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, GW&K Investment Management LLC, and Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS. View insider buying and selling activity for Univar.

Which institutional investors are buying Univar stock?

UNVR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lyrical Asset Management LP, Southeastern Asset Management Inc. TN, EdgePoint Investment Group Inc., FPR Partners LLC, First Pacific Advisors LP, Invesco Ltd., Zimmer Partners LP, and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Univar stock in the last two years include Christopher D Pappas, David Jukes, Jeffrey W Carr, Kerry J Preete, Nicholas W Alexos, Rhonda Germany Ballintyn, Richard P Fox, Stephen D Newlin, and William S Stavropoulos. View insider buying and selling activity for Univar.

How do I buy shares of Univar?

Shares of UNVR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Univar's stock price today?

One share of UNVR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.46.

How big of a company is Univar?

Univar has a market capitalization of $2.61 billion and generates $9.29 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $-100,200,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $1.40 on an earnings per share basis. Univar employs 10,300 workers across the globe.

What is Univar's official website?

The official website for Univar is www.univar.com.

How can I contact Univar?

Univar's mailing address is 3075 HIGHLAND PARKWAY SUITE 200, DOWNERS GROVE IL, 60515. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 331-777-6000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 5/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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