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NYSE:UVV

Universal (UVV) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$50.50
+1.14 (+2.31%)
(As of 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$49.84
$50.85
50-Day Range
$47.73
$53.64
52-Week Range
$44.40
$67.80
Volume
226,749 shs
Average Volume
253,313 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.24 billion
P/E Ratio
9.51
Dividend Yield
6.34%
Price Target
N/A

Universal MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
N/A
Upside/​Downside
N/A
Short Interest
Healthy
0.96% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.60
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
N/A

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.53 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

68th out of 135 stocks

Farm-Product Raw Materials Industry

2nd out of 2 stocks

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About Universal Stock (NYSE:UVV)

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 Stock Price History

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Oscar-nominated actor Dev Patel is making his feature directorial and screenwriting debut with the action thriller, “Monkey Man.”
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 2/5 Dividend
1/05/2024
Dividend Payable
2/05/2024
Last Earnings
2/07/2024
Ex-Dividend for 5/6 Dividend
4/05/2024
Today
4/18/2024
Dividend Payable
5/06/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/22/2024
Fiscal Year End
3/31/2025

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
5.78%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.57 billion
Cash Flow
$6.15 per share
Book Value
$58.52 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
23,811,000
Market Cap
$1.21 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.79
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Key Executives

  • Mr. George C. Freeman III (Age 61)
    Chairman, President & CEO
    Comp: $2.71M
  • Mr. Johan C. Kroner (Age 56)
    Senior VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.13M
  • Mr. Airton L. HentschkeMr. Airton L. Hentschke (Age 54)
    COO & Senior VP
    Comp: $1.54M
  • Mr. Preston Douglas Wigner (Age 55)
    VP, General Counsel & Secretary
    Comp: $965.02k
  • Mr. Theodore G. Broome (Age 70)
    Executive VP & Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc
    Comp: $966.51k
  • Harvard B. Smith
    VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Steven S. Diel
    Vice President of Business Development
  • Joseph W. Hearington Jr.
    Vice President of Internal Auditing
  • Beth Ann Luther
    Vice President of Taxes
  • Ms. Candace C. FormacekMs. Candace C. Formacek (Age 64)
    VP & Treasurer

UVV Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

How have UVV shares performed in 2024?

Universal's stock was trading at $67.32 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, UVV shares have decreased by 24.9% and is now trading at $50.58.
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Are investors shorting Universal?

Universal saw a drop in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 229,500 shares, a drop of 75.2% from the March 15th total of 924,500 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 264,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Universal's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 22nd 2024.
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How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Co. (NYSE:UVV) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 7th. The company reported $2.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $821.51 million for the quarter. Universal had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.46% and a net margin of 4.98%.

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

Universal announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 8th will be given a dividend of $0.80 per share on Monday, May 6th. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.33%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 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 6.46%. 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 54 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 60.26%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%.
Read our dividend analysis for UVV.

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).

Who are Universal's major shareholders?

Universal's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include First Hawaiian Bank (0.06%). Insiders that own company stock include Airton L Hentschke, Candace C Formacek, 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 Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:UVV) was last updated on 4/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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