Universal Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:UVV)

-0.73 (-1.34 %)
(As of 09/24/2019 05:45 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $53.95
50-Day Range
MA: $53.06
52-Week Range
Now: $53.95
Volume123,031 shs
Average Volume162,555 shs
Market Capitalization$1.35 billion
P/E Ratio12.69
Dividend Yield5.56%
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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Farm-product raw materials
SectorConsumer Staples



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.23 billion
Cash Flow$5.7701 per share
Book Value$55.26 per share


Net Income$104.12 million


Market Cap$1.35 billion
Next Earnings Date11/14/2019 (Estimated)

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 7th. Investors of record on Monday, October 7th will be given a dividend of $0.76 per share on Monday, November 4th. This represents a $3.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.63%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 4th. View Universal's Dividend History.

How will Universal's stock buyback program work?

Universal announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, November 8th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 7th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company earned $296.92 million during the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 4.34% and a return on equity of 8.12%. View Universal's Earnings History.

When is Universal's next earnings date?

Universal is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Universal.

Has Universal been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about UVV stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. 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 media sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Universal.

Are investors shorting Universal?

Universal saw a decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 471,900 shares, a decrease of 7.9% from the July 31st total of 512,300 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 158,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.0 days. Currently, 1.9% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Universal's Current Options Chain.

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), Southern (SO), PepsiCo (PEP), Verizon Communications (VZ), IBM (IBM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) and Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI).

Who are Universal's key executives?

Universal's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. George C. Freeman III, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Airton L. Hentschke, COO & Sr. VP (Age 49)
  • Mr. Preston D. Wigner, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 50)
  • Mr. Theodore G. Broome, Exec. VP & Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc (Age 65)
  • Mr. Johan C. Kroner, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 51)

Who are Universal's major shareholders?

Universal's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.63%), BlackRock Inc. (14.63%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.82%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.82%), Northern Trust Corp (3.26%) and LSV Asset Management (3.14%). Company insiders that own Universal stock include David C Moore, 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 Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Man Group plc, Russell Investments Group Ltd., BlackRock Inc., BlackRock Inc., Panagora Asset Management Inc. and Vanguard Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Universal company stock in the last year include James A Huffman, John B Adams Jr, Preston Douglas Wigner and Robert Peebles. 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 ETF Managers Group LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Pzena Investment Management LLC, WBI Investments Inc., Invesco Ltd. and Algert Global 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Universal's stock price today?

One share of UVV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.95.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.35 billion and generates $2.23 billion in revenue each year. Universal employs 28,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Universal.

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:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  142 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  190 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  332
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 9/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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