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

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$66.35 -0.44 (-0.66 %)
(As of 11/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$66.79
Today's Range$66.13 - $67.67
52-Week Range$45.95 - $76.98
Volume129,500 shs
Average Volume213,881 shs
Market Capitalization$1.67 billion
P/E Ratio15.56
Dividend Yield4.49%
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
Current SymbolNYSE:UVV
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27
Current Ratio4.35
Quick Ratio1.73


Trailing P/E Ratio15.56
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.03 billion
Price / Sales0.81
Cash Flow$5.3856 per share
Price / Cash12.32
Book Value$55.31 per share
Price / Book1.20


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$105.66 million
Net Margins5.53%
Return on Equity7.95%
Return on Assets4.99%


Outstanding Shares24,970,000
Market Cap$1.67 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 Thursday, November 8th. Investors of record on Monday, January 7th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Monday, February 4th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 4th. View Universal's Dividend History.

How will Universal's stock buyback program work?

Universal declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, November 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 23rd. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter. The business earned $607.50 million during the quarter. Universal had a return on equity of 7.95% and a net margin of 5.53%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($1.64) EPS. View Universal's Earnings History.

When is Universal's next earnings date?

Universal is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Universal.

Has Universal been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about UVV stock have been trending very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Universal earned a daily sentiment score of 3.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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. 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)
  • Mr. Johan C. Kroner, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 50)

Who are Universal's major shareholders?

Universal's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.14%), FMR LLC (7.08%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (3.00%), Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (2.85%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.94%) and LSV Asset Management (1.90%). Company insiders that own Universal stock include Chester A Crocker, David C Moore, George C Freeman III, James A Huffman, John B Adams Jr, John B Adams, Jr, Preston Douglas Wigner, Robert C Sledd, Robert Peebles and Theodore G Broome. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Universal.

Which institutional investors are selling Universal stock?

UVV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Hsbc Holdings PLC, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Great Lakes Advisors LLC 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, John B Adams, Jr, Robert C Sledd and Theodore G Broome. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal.

Which institutional investors are buying Universal stock?

UVV stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Royce & Associates LP, Pzena Investment Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC and Vident Investment Advisory 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 $66.35.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.67 billion and generates $2.03 billion in revenue each year. Universal employs 24,000 workers across the globe.

What is Universal's official website?

The official website for Universal is http://www.universalcorp.com.

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:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  103 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  151 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  254
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 11/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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