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NYSE:UVV

Universal (UVV) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$46.84
-0.98 (-2.05%)
(As of 09/26/2023 ET)
Compare
Today's Range
$46.81
$47.68
50-Day Range
$45.86
$50.57
52-Week Range
$43.64
$57.83
Volume
87,227 shs
Average Volume
127,031 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.15 billion
P/E Ratio
10.14
Dividend Yield
6.83%
Price Target
N/A

Universal MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
N/A
Upside/​Downside
N/A
Short Interest
Healthy
0.89% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.60
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.32mentions of Universal in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$90,060 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
N/A

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.26 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

70th out of 132 stocks

Farm - Product Raw Materials Industry

3rd out of 3 stocks


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About Universal (NYSE:UVV) Stock

Universal Corporation processes and supplies leaf tobacco and plant-based ingredients worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tobacco Operations; and Ingredients Operations. It is involved in the 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, natural wrapped cigars and cigarillos, smokeless, and pipe 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; 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. Further, it provides a various value-added manufacturing processes to produce specialty vegetable and fruit-based ingredients, as well as botanical extracts and flavorings for human and pet food markets; and recycles waste materials from tobacco production. Universal Corporation was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

UVV Price History

UVV Stock News Headlines

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UVV Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 8/7 Dividend
7/07/2023
Last Earnings
8/02/2023
Dividend Payable
8/07/2023
Today
9/27/2023
Ex-Dividend for 11/6 Dividend
10/05/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/02/2023
Dividend Payable
11/06/2023
Fiscal Year End
3/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Farm - product raw materials
Sub-Industry
Tobacco
CUSIP
91345610
Employees
28,000
Year Founded
N/A

Profitability

Net Income
$124.05 million
Pretax Margin
4.86%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.57 billion
Cash Flow
$6.04 per share
Book Value
$58.52 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
23,873,000
Market Cap
$1.15 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.72
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Key Executives

  • Mr. George C. Freeman III (Age 60)
    Chairman, Pres & CEO
    Comp: $2.71M
  • Mr. Johan C. Kroner (Age 55)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.13M
  • Mr. Airton L. HentschkeMr. Airton L. Hentschke (Age 53)
    COO & Sr. VP
    Comp: $1.54M
  • Mr. Preston Douglas Wigner (Age 54)
    VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
    Comp: $965.02k
  • Mr. Theodore G. Broome (Age 69)
    Exec. VP & Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc
    Comp: $966.51k
  • Harvard B. Smith
    VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Candace C. FormacekMs. Candace C. Formacek (Age 63)
    VP & Treasurer
  • Mr. Scott J. Bleicher (Age 46)
    VP & Controller
  • McKeen Starke
    Member of Compliance Committee













UVV Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

How have UVV shares performed in 2023?

Universal's stock was trading at $52.81 on January 1st, 2023. Since then, UVV shares have decreased by 11.3% and is now trading at $46.8350.
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When is Universal's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 2nd 2023.
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How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Co. (NYSE:UVV) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business earned $517.72 million during the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 4.33% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.13%.

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

Universal announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, October 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share on Monday, November 6th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.83%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th.
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Is Universal a good dividend stock?

Universal (NYSE:UVV) pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.68%. UVV has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 52 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 69.26%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%.
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What is George C. Freeman III's approval rating as Universal's CEO?

2 employees have rated Universal Chief Executive Officer George C. Freeman III on Glassdoor.com. George C. Freeman III has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts George C. Freeman III in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Universal own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Universal investors own include AT&T (T), Altria Group (MO), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), AbbVie (ABBV), International Business Machines (IBM), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Philip Morris International (PM).

What is Universal's stock symbol?

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

Who are Universal's major shareholders?

Universal's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (15.68%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.64%), State Street Corp (5.54%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (3.81%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.96%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.91%). Insiders that own company stock include Airton L Hentschke, Candace C Formacek, Lennart R Freeman, Preston Douglas Wigner, Robert C Sledd, Theodore G Broome and Thomas H Johnson.
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How do I buy shares of Universal?

Shares of UVV stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Universal's stock price today?

One share of UVV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $46.84.

How much money does Universal make?

Universal (NYSE:UVV) has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion and generates $2.57 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $124.05 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.62 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Universal have?

The company employs 28,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Universal?

Universal's mailing address is 9201 FOREST HILL AVENUE, RICHMOND VA, 23235. The official website for the company is www.universalcorp.com. The company can be reached via phone at (804) 359-9311, via email at investor@universalleaf.com, or via fax at 804-254-3594.

This page (NYSE:UVV) was last updated on 9/27/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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