NYSE:UVV - Universal Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$57.33 +0.05 (+0.09 %)
(As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$57.28
Today's Range$57.16 - $58.31
52-Week Range$46.10 - $76.98
Volume91,915 shs
Average Volume200,312 shs
Market Capitalization$1.43 billion
P/E Ratio12.16
Dividend Yield5.29%
Beta0.91
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Farm-product raw materials
Sub-IndustryTobacco
SectorConsumer Staples
CUSIP91345610
Phone804-359-9311

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.03 billion
Cash Flow$5.4914 per share
Book Value$55.66 per share

Profitability

Net Income$105.66 million

Miscellaneous

Employees24,000
Market Cap$1.43 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 Friday, February 8th. Investors of record on Monday, April 8th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Monday, May 6th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.23%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 5th. View Universal's Dividend History.

How will Universal's stock buyback program work?

Universal announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Wednesday, November 8th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 23rd. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $607.50 million for the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 4.77% and a return on equity of 8.54%. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($1.64) EPS. View Universal's Earnings History.

When is Universal's next earnings date?

Universal is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Universal.

Has Universal been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about UVV stock has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Universal earned a media sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Universal's key competitors?

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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.64%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.41%), Northern Trust Corp (3.22%), LSV Asset Management (2.75%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.98%) and Boston Partners (1.85%). 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 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 Pzena Investment Management LLC, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Advisors Asset Management Inc., Comerica Bank, Mackay Shields LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, SG Americas Securities LLC and Adams Asset Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Universal company stock in the last year include David C Moore, James A Huffman, John B Adams Jr, John B Adams, Jr and Theodore G Broome. 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 LSV Asset Management, ETF Managers Group LLC, BlackRock Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Barclays PLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P and Prudential Financial Inc.. 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 $57.34.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.43 billion and generates $2.03 billion in revenue each year. Universal employs 24,000 workers across the globe.

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:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  109 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  163 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  272
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 2/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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