NYSE:UNVR - Univar Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$29.13 +0.84 (+2.97 %)
(As of 09/20/2018 08:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$28.29
Today's Range$28.28 - $29.70
52-Week Range$25.54 - $31.95
Volume2.38 million shs
Average Volume615,431 shs
Market Capitalization$4.00 billion
P/E Ratio17.79
Dividend YieldN/A
Univar logoUnivar Inc. distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, micro and macro nutrients, horticultural products, fertilizers, and feeds; storage, packaging, and logistics services for crop protection companies, storing chemicals, feed-grade materials, and seed and equipment parties; 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 the energy sector; 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Chemicals & allied products
SectorBasic Materials


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.21
Current Ratio1.65
Quick Ratio1.08


Trailing P/E Ratio17.79
Forward P/E Ratio17.04
P/E Growth1.7

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.25 billion
Price / Sales0.50
Cash Flow$2.9604 per share
Price / Cash9.84
Book Value$7.73 per share
Price / Book3.77


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.39
Net Income$119.80 million
Net Margins2.19%
Return on Equity19.85%
Return on Assets3.91%


Outstanding Shares141,400,000
Market Cap$4.00 billion

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Univar's stock symbol?

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

How were Univar's earnings last quarter?

Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The basic materials company earned $2.37 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.37 billion. Univar had a net margin of 2.19% and a return on equity of 19.85%. Univar's revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.22 earnings per share. View Univar's Earnings History.

When is Univar's next earnings date?

Univar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Univar.

What guidance has Univar issued on next quarter's earnings?

Univar issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.65-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.77.

What price target have analysts set for UNVR?

6 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Univar's stock. Their forecasts range from $24.00 to $34.00. On average, they expect Univar's share price to reach $29.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Univar.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Univar?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Univar in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings, 2 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Univar.

Who are some of Univar's key competitors?

Who are Univar's key executives?

Univar's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Stephen D. Newlin, Exec. Chairman (Age 65)
  • Mr. David C. Jukes, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Carl J. Lukach, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 63)
  • Mr. George J. Fuller, Sr. VP of Local Chemical Distribution - USA (Age 54)
  • Mr. Nick Powell, Pres of EMEA & APAC (Age 51)

When did Univar IPO?

(UNVR) raised $420 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, June 18th 2015. The company issued 20,000,000 shares at a price of $20.00-$22.00 per share. Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs and BofA Merrill Lynch acted 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.

Has Univar been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about UNVR stock have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univar earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Univar.

Who are Univar's major shareholders?

Univar's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (6.95%), Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (4.83%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.69%), Jennison Associates LLC (3.60%), BlackRock Inc. (3.50%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.95%). Company insiders that own Univar stock include Associates Viii Ltd Cd&R, Christopher D Pappas, Christopher Oversby, Dahlia Investments Pte Ltd, Edward J Mooney, Erik Viens, George J Fuller and Mark John Byrne. 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 Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, FMR LLC, White Elm Capital LLC, Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Sei Investments Co., Portolan Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Employees Retirement System of Texas. Company insiders that have sold Univar company stock in the last year include Associates Viii Ltd Cd&R, Dahlia Investments Pte Ltd and Mark John Byrne. View Insider Buying and Selling for Univar.

Which institutional investors are buying Univar stock?

UNVR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Sandhill Capital Partners LLC, BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Soapstone Management L.P., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Univar stock in the last two years include Christopher D Pappas and Edward J Mooney. View Insider Buying and Selling 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Univar's stock price today?

One share of UNVR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.13.

How big of a company is Univar?

Univar has a market capitalization of $4.00 billion and generates $8.25 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $119.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.39 on an earnings per share basis. Univar employs 8,600 workers across the globe.

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]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Univar (NYSE UNVR)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  147 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  251 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  398
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Univar and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UNVR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UNVR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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