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NYSE:UVVUniversal Stock Price, Forecast & News

$43.66
-1.72 (-3.79 %)
(As of 05/28/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$42.38
Now: $43.66
$47.43
50-Day Range
$41.39
MA: $44.67
$49.03
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$37.04
Now: $43.66
$63.18
Volume438,700 shs
Average Volume184,408 shs
Market Capitalization$1.08 billion
P/E Ratio12.58
Dividend Yield6.70%
Beta0.72
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 0.0Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.68 out of 5 stars


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$2.23 billion
Cash Flow$5.91 per share
Book Value$55.26 per share

Profitability

Net Income$104.12 million

Miscellaneous

Employees28,000
Market Cap$1.08 billion
Next Earnings Date8/5/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Universal (NYSE:UVV) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Universal's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Universal's stock was trading at $44.53 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, UVV shares have decreased by 2.0% and is now trading at $43.66. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

When is Universal's next earnings date?

Universal is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 5th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Universal.

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 23rd. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $607.50 million for the quarter. Universal had a return on equity of 6.76% and a net margin of 4.49%. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($1.64) EPS. View Universal's earnings history.

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

Universal announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.76 per share on Monday, May 4th. This represents a $3.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 9th. View Universal's dividend history.

Has Universal been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about UVV stock have trended very negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Universal earned a news impact score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutUniversal.

Are investors shorting Universal?

Universal saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 452,700 shares, an increase of 18.3% from the April 30th total of 382,600 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 181,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.5 days. Currently, 1.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. 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), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Altria Group (MO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), AbbVie (ABBV), IBM (IBM), Southern (SO), Enbridge (ENB) and General Mills (GIS).

Who are Universal's key executives?

Universal's management team includes the following 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)

What is Universal's stock symbol?

Universal trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UVV."

Who are Universal's major shareholders?

Universal's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.15%), State Street Corp (4.72%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (2.39%), Invesco Ltd. (2.27%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.93%) and Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (1.89%). 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 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 Pzena Investment Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Citigroup Inc., Invesco Ltd., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Adams Asset Advisors LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Universal company stock in the last year include James A Huffman, and Preston Douglas Wigner. View insider buying and selling activity for Universal.

Which institutional investors are buying Universal stock?

UVV stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Wintrust Investments LLC, and Hancock Whitney Corp. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $43.66.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.08 billion and generates $2.23 billion in revenue each year. Universal employs 28,000 workers across the globe.

What is Universal's official website?

The official website for Universal is 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]

This page was last updated on 5/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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