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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 Ratio12.66
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$2.07 billion
Price / Sales0.76
Cash Flow$11.1239 per share
Price / Cash5.65
Book Value$52.49 per share
Price / Book1.20
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 Wednesday, May 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, July 9th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Monday, August 6th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 6th. This is a positive change from Universal's previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. View Universal's Dividend History.
How will Universal's stock buyback program work?
Universal announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Universal's earnings last quarter?
Universal Co. (NYSE:UVV) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 23rd. The company reported $1.20 EPS for the quarter. The business earned $607.50 million during the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 5.20% and a return on equity of 12.77%. During the same period last year, the business posted ($1.64) earnings per share. 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), Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS), Spectrum Brands (SPB), Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI), National Beverage (FIZZ), Flowers Foods (FLO), Tsingtao Brewery (TSGTY), Embotelladora Andina (AKO.A), JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A Common Stock (JW.A), The New York Times (NYT), John Wiley & Sons (JW.B), Tate & Lyle (TATYY), Energizer (ENR) 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?
Press coverage about UVV stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.43 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.
Who are Universal's major shareholders?
Universal's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors 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 purchased 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 $62.85.
How big of a company is Universal?
Universal has a market capitalization of $1.21 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]
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Universal (NYSE:UVV) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 5/24/2016 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|
|8/2/2018|| || || || || || || || |
|5/23/2018||Q4 2018||$1.20||$607.50 million||View||Listen|
|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 3.50%. UVV's next quarterly dividend payment will be made on Monday, August 6. 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.
|Dividend Growth:||1.90% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio(s):||19.78% (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
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|Universal soars after generating operating income gain|
seekingalpha.com - May 24 at 11:01 AM
|Universal Corporation (UVV) CEO George Freeman on Q4 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript|
seekingalpha.com - May 24 at 9:26 AM
|Universal Corp.: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot|
finance.yahoo.com - May 24 at 9:26 AM
|Universal (UVV) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 23 at 5:38 PM
|Universal Co. (UVV) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.75|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 23 at 5:03 PM
|BRIEF-Universal Corp Announces Enhanced Capital Allocation Strategy And 36 Pct Dividend Increase|
www.reuters.com - May 23 at 4:40 PM
|Universal Orlando's new I-Drive resort on the rise (PHOTOS)|
www.bizjournals.com - May 23 at 4:40 PM
|Universal Corporation Announces Enhanced Capital Allocation Strategy and 36% Dividend Increase|
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 4:40 PM
|Universal Corporation Reports Annual Results|
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|BRIEF-Amoy Diagnostics To Invest In U.S. Firm Universal Sequencing Technology|
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finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 9:07 AM
|Universal Television Alternative Studio Names Jason Steinberg Head Of Postproduction|
www.msn.com - May 22 at 4:28 PM
|Hotels Think They Are GDPR Compliant, But The Truth Is There Are No Universal Compliance Standards|
www.bizjournals.com - May 22 at 4:28 PM
|Universal Orlando’s Big Plans for Summer 2018 and Beyond|
www.msn.com - May 21 at 4:29 PM
|From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: BLUMHOUSE'S TRUTH OR DARE: UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT|
www.bizjournals.com - May 21 at 4:29 PM
|Universal (UVV) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 21 at 9:52 AM
|If Trump's "Super Interested" In Universal Flu Vaccines, What Does That Mean?|
www.forbes.com - May 21 at 9:11 AM
|Universal Cervical Dystonia Market 2018 | by Type Torticollis, Retrocollis, Laterocollis and others | Outlook 2023|
www.marketwatch.com - May 19 at 9:16 AM
|Balluff's Newest Universal Connector Stands Up to the Harshest of Environments|
www.bizjournals.com - May 18 at 4:40 PM
|2018 Louis Schwitzer Award Recognizes Engineers on Track for Success|
www.prnewswire.com - May 18 at 1:09 PM
|Universal's Dark Universe might not be dead after all|
www.msn.com - May 18 at 10:02 AM
|Disney, Universal see bumps in Orlando theme park attendance|
www.bizjournals.com - May 18 at 10:02 AM
|BRIEF-Universal Electronics' Board Authorizes $10 Million Share Buyback Program|
www.reuters.com - May 16 at 4:34 PM
|Universal's Halloween Horror Nights unveils latest haunted house|
www.bizjournals.com - May 16 at 4:34 PM
|CNBC’S ALL-NEW ‘DEAL OR NO DEAL’ TO ORIGINATE FROM UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT|
www.cnbc.com - May 15 at 9:55 AM
|Work on new Harry Potter coaster at Universal Orlando heats up|
www.bizjournals.com - May 14 at 4:34 PM
|Man claims Wizarding World of Harry Potter ride left him with spinal injuries, sues Universal|
www.msn.com - May 14 at 4:34 PM
|Universal basic income should be seen as a rightful share of society's wealth|
www.msn.com - May 14 at 10:12 AM
|Lincoln Financial Group Launches Indexed Universal Life Solution with Cash Growth Flexibility for Changing Client Needs|
www.bizjournals.com - May 14 at 10:12 AM
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www.msn.com - May 14 at 10:12 AM
|‘355’: Universal Lands Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o Spy Thriller in Reported $20 Million Deal|
www.msn.com - May 12 at 10:02 AM
|Universal Orlando's new Fast & Furious - Supercharged ride|
www.usatoday.com - May 11 at 4:35 PM
|Universal Studios Hollywood Getting Rid of Jurassic Park- The Ride|
www.msn.com - May 11 at 10:17 AM
|JoAnn Alfano Joins Universal TV As Head Of Current Series & New Business|
www.msn.com - May 10 at 4:41 PM
|'Jurassic Park' ride going extinct at Universal Studios Hollywood as new ‘World’ beckons|
www.usatoday.com - May 10 at 4:41 PM
|Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios Hollywood to close to make way for Jurassic World|
www.latimes.com - May 10 at 1:37 PM
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www.marketwatch.com - May 10 at 9:36 AM
|From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: BLOCKERS|
www.prnewswire.com - May 9 at 5:31 PM
|Emeril Lagasse's restaurant to close at Universal CityWalk and lay off 100-plus employees|
www.bizjournals.com - May 9 at 4:35 PM
|Emeril's Orlando restaurant at Universal CityWalk closing|
www.msn.com - May 9 at 4:35 PM
|Universal Slots Johnson And Statham's 'Fast & Furious' Spin-Off As Last Big Movie Of Summer 2019|
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|UNIVERSAL PICTURES CELEBRATES MOMS EVERYWHERE WITH FREE MOTHER'S DAY SING-ALONG SCREENINGS OF "MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE"|
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www.msn.com - May 8 at 4:32 PM
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www.msn.com - May 8 at 9:18 AM
|Universal Credit slammed by civil servants as two thirds of those working on the roll-out think it should be paused|
www.msn.com - May 7 at 4:42 PM
|C&W Networks Improves Network Optimization of Pan-Caribbean Backbone With Coriant mTera Universal Transport Platform|
www.bizjournals.com - May 7 at 9:13 AM
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