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Universal Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.07 (-2.20%)
(As of 11/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
74,599 shs
Average Volume
121,276 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.17 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Universal

Universal Corp. engages as a business-to-business agro-products supplier to consumer product manufacturers that sources and processes leaf tobacco and plant-based ingredients. It operates its business through the following segments: Tobacco Operations and Ingredients Operations. The Tobacco Operations segment activities involves in selecting, procuring, processing, packing, storing, shipping, and financing leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products throughout the world. The Ingredients Operations segment provides its customers with a variety of plant-based ingredients for both human and pet consumption. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Farm-product raw materials
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.98 billion
Cash Flow
$5.20 per share
Book Value
$54.19 per share


Net Income
$87.41 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$1.17 billion

Company Calendar

Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End


Overall MarketRank

2.17 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

83rd out of 184 stocks

Farm-Product Raw Materials Industry

3rd out of 4 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.0Community Rank: 4.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Universal (NYSE:UVV) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Universal's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Universal's stock was trading at $44.53 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, UVV stock has increased by 7.0% and is now trading at $47.63.
View which stocks have been most impacted by COVID-19

Are investors shorting Universal?

Universal saw a decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 317,800 shares, a decline of 16.4% from the September 30th total of 380,300 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 102,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.1 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Universal's next earnings date?

Universal is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 14th 2022.
View our earnings forecast for Universal

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Co. (NYSE:UVV) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 3rd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $453.96 million for the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 4.70% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.81%.
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How often does Universal pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Universal?

Universal declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 3rd. Investors of record on Monday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.78 per share on Monday, February 7th. This represents a $3.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 7th.
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Is Universal a good dividend stock?

Universal pays an annual dividend of $3.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.41%. UVV has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Universal has been increasing its dividend for 27 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Universal is 78.79%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
View Universal's dividend history.

Who are Universal's key executives?

Universal's management team includes the following people:
  • George C. Freeman, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Airton L. Hentschke, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Johan C. Kroner, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Harvard Smith, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Preston Douglas Wigner, Secretary, Vice President & General Counsel

What is George C. Freeman III's approval rating as Universal's CEO?

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

Who are some of Universal's key competitors?

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 investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.64%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.19%), Invesco Ltd. (3.71%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (3.51%), Boston Partners (2.33%) and LSV Asset Management (2.20%). Company insiders that own Universal stock include Airton L Hentschke, Candace C Formacek, Preston Douglas Wigner, Robert C Sledd 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 LSV Asset Management, BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Boston Partners, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, and Guggenheim Capital LLC. Company insiders that have sold Universal company stock in the last year include Airton L Hentschke, Candace C Formacek, Preston Douglas Wigner, Robert C Sledd, and Theodore G Broome.
View insider buying and selling activity for Universal
or view top insider-selling stocks.

Which institutional investors are buying Universal stock?

UVV stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Moors & Cabot Inc., Insight Folios Inc, Invesco Ltd., Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, and Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC.
View insider buying and selling activity for Universal
or or view top insider-buying stocks.

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 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 $47.63.

How much money does Universal make?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.17 billion and generates $1.98 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $87.41 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.96 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Universal have?

Universal employs 20,000 workers across the globe.

What is Universal's official website?

The official website for Universal is www.universalcorp.com.

Where are Universal's headquarters?

Universal is headquartered at 9201 FOREST HILL AVENUE, RICHMOND VA, 23235.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 804-254-3594.

This page was last updated on 11/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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