Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist.
About Universal (NYSE:UVV)
Universal Corporation engages in leaf tobacco business worldwide. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company processes and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, 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, such as blending, chemical and physical testing of tobacco, service cutting for various manufacturers, manufacturing reconstituted leaf tobacco, just-in-time inventory management, electronic nicotine delivery system, e-liquid testing, and smoke testing for customers. Further, it produces and sells dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Farm-product raw materials
Trailing P/E Ratio12.61
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$2.07 billion
Price / Sales0.58
Cash Flow$8.5702 per share
Price / Cash5.63
Book Value$52.49 per share
Price / Book0.92
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$106.30 million
Return on Equity12.77%
Return on Assets8.02%
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, February 6th. Investors of record on Monday, April 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.55 per share on Monday, May 7th. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 6th. View Universal's Dividend History.
How will Universal's stock buyback program work?
Universal declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, November 8th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Universal's earnings last quarter?
Universal Co. (NYSE:UVV) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November, 7th. The company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter. The company earned $488.25 million during the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 5.20% and a return on equity of 12.77%. View Universal's Earnings History.
When is Universal's next earnings date?
Who are some of Universal's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Universal include Glanbia (GLAPY), MARINE HARVEST/S (MHGVY), BRF (BRFS), Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS), Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI), Spectrum Brands (SPB), National Beverage (FIZZ), Flowers Foods (FLO), Tsingtao Brewery (TSGTY), The New York Times (NYT), John Wiley & Sons (JW.B), JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A Common Stock (JW.A), Embotelladora Andina (AKO.A), Tate & Lyle (TATYY) and Lancaster Colony (LANC).
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, Sr. VP & COO (Age 48)
- Mr. Preston D. Wigner, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49)
- Mr. Theodore G. Broome, EVP - Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc and Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc (Age 64)
Has Universal been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media coverage about UVV stock has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal earned a daily sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.32 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.
Who are Universal's major shareholders?
Universal's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.64%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.47%), Northern Trust Corp (3.27%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (2.82%), Boston Partners (1.79%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.36%). Company insiders that own Universal stock include Charles H Foster Jr, 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 institutional investors are selling Universal stock?
UVV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schroder Investment Management Group, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Hsbc Holdings PLC, Boston Partners, Citigroup Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. Company insiders that have sold Universal company stock in the last year include David C Moore, James A Huffman, John B Adams, Jr, Preston Douglas Wigner and Robert C Sledd. 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 Summit Trail Advisors LLC, BlackRock Inc., ETF Managers Group LLC, Pzena Investment Management LLC, Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C., Global X Management Co. LLC, Millennium Management LLC and Employees Retirement System of Texas. 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 $48.25.
How big of a company is Universal?
Universal has a market capitalization of $1.20 billion and generates $2.07 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 (UVV)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.
Universal (NYSE:UVV) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 5/22/2016 forward)
|Date||Brokerage||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
Universal (NYSE:UVV) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Universal (NYSE UVV) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/6/2018||Q3 2018||$1.37||$653.58 million||View||N/A|
|11/7/2017||Q2 2018||$1.02||$488.25 million||View||N/A|
|8/3/2017||Q1 2018||$0.14||$284.62 million||View||Listen|
|5/23/2017||Q4 2017||$1.28||$650.03 million||View||N/A|
|2/7/2017||Q317||$1.9250||$584.59 million||$668.77 million||View||Listen|
|11/8/2016||Q217||$0.90||$456.38 million||$456.94 million||View||Listen|
|8/4/2016||Q1 2017||($0.40)||$295.48 million||View||N/A|
|5/24/2016||Q416||$1.72||$778.16 million||$803.98 million||View||Listen|
|2/3/2016||Q3||$1.60||$758.10 million||$584.60 million||View||N/A|
|11/5/2015||Q2 2016||$0.81||$456.38 million||View||N/A|
|8/6/2015||Q116||($0.43)||$271.50 million||$275.40 million||View||N/A|
|5/19/2015||Q115||$1.64||$2.46 billion||$778.00 billion||View||Listen|
|2/3/2015||Q414||$1.87||$2.46 billion||$758.10 billion||View||N/A|
|11/6/2014||Q2 2015||$0.48||$464.12 million||View||N/A|
|8/7/2014||Q1 2015||($0.47)||$271.47 million||View||N/A|
|5/20/2014||Q4 2014||$0.98||$689.92 million||View||N/A|
|2/6/2014||Q314||$1.36||$680.03 million||$767.80 million||View||N/A|
|11/5/2013||Q2 2014||$0.90||$650.87 million||View||N/A|
|8/6/2013||Q1 2014||$0.81||$433.53 million||View||N/A|
|5/21/2013||Q4 2013||$0.93||$645.09 million||View||N/A|
Universal (NYSE:UVV) Dividend Information
Universal pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share, with a dividend yield of 4.56%. UVV's most recent quarterly dividend payment was Monday, May 7. The company has grown its dividend for the last 46 consecutive years and is increasing its dividend by an average of 1.90% each year.
|Most Recent Dividend:||5/7/2018|
|Dividend Growth:||1.90% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio(s):||25.67% (Based on Cash Flow)|
|Track Record:||46 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Universal (NYSE:UVV) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Universal (NYSE UVV) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 82.76%
Universal (NYSE UVV) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|12/4/2017||Robert C Sledd||Director||Sell||1,755||$55.26||$96,981.30|| |
|11/21/2017||John B. Adams, Jr.||Director||Sell||848||$52.50||$44,520.00|| |
|8/21/2017||James A. Huffman||Insider||Sell||3,107||$58.35||$181,293.45|| |
|8/21/2017||John B. Adams, Jr.||Director||Sell||611||$58.45||$35,712.95|| |
|6/19/2017||David C. Moore||CFO||Sell||6,335||$66.61||$421,974.35|| |
|6/16/2017||Preston Douglas Wigner||VP||Sell||1,000||$65.75||$65,750.00|| |
|2/28/2017||Theodore G. Broome||Insider||Sell||5,000||$68.05||$340,250.00|| |
|2/10/2017||James A. Huffman||Insider||Sell||6,658||$76.20||$507,339.60|| |
|2/10/2017||Robert C. Sledd||Director||Sell||1,000||$74.60||$74,600.00|| |
|2/10/2017||Robert Peebles||VP||Sell||7,606||$75.61||$575,089.66|| |
|1/30/2017||Chester A. Crocker||Director||Sell||800||$72.80||$58,240.00|| |
|1/10/2017||George C. Freeman III||Chairman||Sell||30,237||$65.90||$1,992,618.30|| |
|8/29/2016||Preston Douglas Wigner||VP||Sell||1,500||$60.65||$90,975.00|| |
|8/24/2016||Theodore G. Broome||Insider||Sell||5,033||$60.45||$304,244.85|| |
|8/23/2016||David C. Moore||CFO||Sell||3,884||$60.84||$236,302.56|| |
|8/17/2016||Charles H Foster Jr||Director||Sell||13,656||$59.55||$813,214.80|| |
|8/16/2016||John B. Adams, Jr.||Director||Sell||1,296||$59.91||$77,643.36|| |
|8/10/2016||Chester A Crocker||Director||Sell||12,200||$60.47||$737,734.00||800|| |
|6/3/2016||Charles H Foster Jr||Director||Sell||7,146||$55.48||$396,460.08||14,619|| |
|2/24/2016||Chester A. Crocker||Director||Sell||1,000||$54.23||$54,230.00|| |
|2/19/2016||Robert C. Sledd||Director||Sell||1,925||$54.77||$105,432.25|| |
|2/16/2016||Eddie N. Moore, Jr.||Director||Sell||1,100||$54.28||$59,708.00|| |
|11/30/2015||Chester A Crocker||Director||Sell||1,677||$56.52||$94,784.04||13,889|| |
|11/30/2015||Preston Douglas Wigner||VP||Sell||6,500||$56.75||$368,875.00||36,811|| |
|11/24/2015||Robert Peebles||VP||Sell||2,317||$57.44||$133,088.48||33,144|| |
|11/18/2015||James A Huffman||Insider||Sell||12,943||$56.00||$724,808.00||27,820|| |
|11/16/2015||David C Moore||CFO||Sell||6,997||$55.32||$387,074.04||84,686|| |
|11/13/2015||Theodore G. Broome||insider||Sell||2,000||$54.07||$108,140.00||42,777|| |
|8/13/2015||Thomas H Johnson||Director||Sell||2,000||$49.06||$98,120.00|| |
|2/24/2015||John B Adams Jr||Director||Sell||1,377||$47.55||$65,476.35|| |
|2/6/2015||Thomas H Johnson||Director||Sell||3,000||$46.62||$139,860.00|| |
|11/20/2014||George C Freeman III||CEO||Buy||2,500||$38.89||$97,225.00|| |
|9/2/2014||W Keith Brewer||COO||Sell||2,500||$53.12||$132,800.00|| |
|8/28/2014||Preston Douglas Wigner||VP||Sell||2,500||$51.00||$127,500.00|| |
|8/25/2014||W Keith Brewer||COO||Sell||1,893||$51.31||$97,129.83|| |
|8/12/2014||W Keith Brewer||COO||Sell||8,916||$52.00||$463,632.00|| |
|6/16/2014||W Keith Brewer||COO||Sell||7,742||$56.14||$434,635.88|| |
|6/11/2014||Theodore G Broome||Insider||Sell||1,000||$55.87||$55,870.00|| |
|5/30/2014||Thomas H Johnson||Director||Sell||1,770||$53.32||$94,376.40|| |
|3/5/2014||David C Moore||CFO||Sell||2,000||$59.15||$118,300.00|| |
|3/5/2014||George C Freeman III||CEO||Sell||5,500||$58.30||$320,650.00|| |
|3/3/2014||David C Moore||CFO||Sell||3,066||$57.32||$175,743.12|| |
|11/12/2013||Preston Douglas Wigner||VP||Sell||5,000||$50.69||$253,450.00|| |
|11/8/2013||Thomas H Johnson||Director||Sell||1,425||$50.33||$71,720.25|| |
|8/12/2013||Thomas H Johnson||Director||Sell||3,000||$56.34||$169,020.00|| |
|8/9/2013||W Keith Brewer||COO||Sell||15,887||$57.73||$917,156.51|| |
|6/6/2013||Robert Peebles||VP||Sell||1,799||$58.66||$105,529.34|| |
|5/24/2013||W Keith Brewer||COO||Sell||10,017||$58.53||$586,295.01|| |
|2/15/2013||David C Moore||CFO||Sell||4,500||$55.62||$250,290.00|| |
Universal (NYSE UVV) News Headlines
Universal (NYSE:UVV) SEC Filings
This page is loading this company's SEC Filings. Please wait...
Universal (NYSE:UVV) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
Universal (NYSE UVV) Stock Chart for Tuesday, May, 22, 2018