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

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$22.01 -0.18 (-0.81 %)
(As of 04/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$22.19
Today's Range$21.89 - $22.35
52-Week Range$16.33 - $31.23
Volume1.07 million shs
Average Volume1.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$3.74 billion
P/E Ratio13.59
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.57
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Chemicals & allied products
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIPN/A
Phone331-777-6000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.63 billion
Cash Flow$2.9386 per share
Book Value$8.41 per share

Profitability

Net Income$172.30 million

Miscellaneous

Employees8,500
Market Cap$3.74 billion
Next Earnings Date5/9/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The basic materials company earned $1.97 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. Univar had a return on equity of 19.35% and a net margin of 2.00%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.34 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 Thursday, May 9th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Univar.

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

Univar updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Friday, February, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.27-0.29 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.42. Univar also updated its Q1 2019 guidance to $0.27-0.29 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for UNVR?

6 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Univar's shares. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $35.00. On average, they expect Univar's stock price to reach $28.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 28.4% 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 and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Univar.

Has Univar been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about UNVR stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Univar earned a media sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Univar?

Univar saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,357,140 shares, an increase of 62.9% from the February 28th total of 5,130,468 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,360,042 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 5.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Univar's Current Options Chain.

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 Alibaba Group (BABA), Amgen (AMGN), NVIDIA (NVDA), Honeywell International (HON), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Micron Technology (MU), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC) and Starbucks (SBUX).

Who are Univar's key executives?

Univar's management team includes the folowing 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 IPO 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 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.

Who are Univar's major shareholders?

Univar's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA (0.94%), Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. (0.08%), Segantii Capital Management Ltd (0.06%), Highland Capital Management LLC (0.03%), CenturyLink Investment Management Co (0.03%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%). Company insiders that own Univar stock include Associates Viii Ltd Cd&R, Christopher D Pappas, Dahlia Investments Pte Ltd, Jeffrey W Carr, Kerry J Preete, Mark John Byrne and Stephen D Newlin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Univar.

Which major investors are selling Univar stock?

UNVR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Univar.

Which major investors are buying Univar stock?

UNVR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Segantii Capital Management Ltd, Highland Capital Management LLC, CenturyLink Investment Management Co, Meeder Asset Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Univar stock in the last two years include Christopher D Pappas, Jeffrey W Carr, Kerry J Preete and Stephen D Newlin. 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 $22.01.

How big of a company is Univar?

Univar has a market capitalization of $3.74 billion and generates $8.63 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $172.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.62 on an earnings per share basis. Univar employs 8,500 workers across the globe.

What is Univar's official website?

The official website for Univar is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Univar (NYSE UNVR)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  176 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  286 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  462
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 4/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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