NYSE:UVV - Universal Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$59.70 +0.85 (+1.44 %)
(As of 08/20/2018 02:25 AM ET)
Previous Close$59.70
Today's Range$58.50 - $59.90
52-Week Range$45.95 - $71.60
Volume359,298 shs
Average Volume238,943 shs
Market Capitalization$1.40 billion
P/E Ratio13.77
Dividend Yield5.05%
Universal Corporation engages in the supply of leaf tobacco products worldwide. The company operates through North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental, and Special Services segments. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company contracts, purchases, processes, and sells flue-cured, burley, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products. It also provides value-added services, including blending, chemical, and physical testing of tobacco; service cutting for various manufacturers; manufacturing reconstituted leaf tobacco; just-in-time inventory management services; electronic nicotine delivery systems; e-liquid testing services; and smoke testing services for customers. In addition, the company offers testing services for crop protection agents and tobacco constituents in seed, leaf, and finished products, including e-cigarette liquids and vapors; and analytical services that include chemical compound testing in finished tobacco products and mainstream smoke, as well as engages in the research and development growth trials with various partners for non-tobacco agriproducts production, such as vanilla and stevia. Further, it produces and sells dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products, as well as provides water pipe style leaf tobacco; and recycles waste materials from tobacco production. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Farm-product raw materials
SectorConsumer Staples


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27
Current Ratio5.26
Quick Ratio1.90


Trailing P/E Ratio13.77
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.03 billion
Price / Sales0.73
Cash Flow$5.7681 per share
Price / Cash10.35
Book Value$55.31 per share
Price / Book1.08


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$105.66 million
Net Margins5.41%
Return on Equity7.63%
Return on Assets4.82%


Outstanding Shares24,960,000
Market Cap$1.40 billion

Universal (NYSE:UVV) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Universal's stock symbol?

Universal trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UVV."

How often does Universal pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Universal?

Universal announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 7th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Monday, November 5th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.03%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 5th. View Universal's Dividend History.

How will Universal's stock buyback program work?

Universal announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, November 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 23rd. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business earned $607.50 million during the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 5.41% and a return on equity of 7.63%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($1.64) earnings per share. View Universal's Earnings History.

When is Universal's next earnings date?

Universal is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 6th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Universal.

Who are some of Universal's key competitors?

Who are Universal's key executives?

Universal's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. George C. Freeman III, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 55)
  • Mr. David C. Moore, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 62)
  • Mr. Airton L. Hentschke, COO & Sr. VP (Age 48)
  • Mr. Preston D. Wigner, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49)
  • Mr. Theodore G. Broome, Exec. VP & Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc (Age 64)

Has Universal been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about UVV stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.11 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Universal.

Who are Universal's major shareholders?

Universal's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.79%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.42%), FMR LLC (6.86%), Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (3.17%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (2.58%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.87%). Company insiders that own Universal stock include Chester A Crocker, David C Moore, George C Freeman III, James A Huffman, John B Adams, Jr, Preston Douglas Wigner, Robert C Sledd, Robert Peebles and Theodore G Broome. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Universal.

Which major investors are selling Universal stock?

UVV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Advisors Asset Management Inc., Pzena Investment Management LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Lingohr & Partner Asset Management GmbH, Alambic Investment Management L.P., Employees Retirement System of Texas, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Wells Fargo & Company MN. Company insiders that have sold Universal company stock in the last year include David C Moore, James A Huffman, John B Adams, Jr, Robert C Sledd and Theodore G Broome. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal.

Which major investors are buying Universal stock?

UVV stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Royce & Associates LP, WBI Investments Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., First Trust Advisors LP, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal.

How do I buy shares of Universal?

Shares of UVV 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 Universal's stock price today?

One share of UVV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $59.70.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.40 billion and generates $2.03 billion in revenue each year. Universal employs 24,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Universal?

Universal's mailing address is 9201 FOREST HILL AVENUE, RICHMOND VA, 23235. The company can be reached via phone at 804-359-9311 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Universal (NYSE UVV)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  91 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  129 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  220
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Universal and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UVV will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UVV will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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