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Universal Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.59 (-1.23 %)
(As of 01/27/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $47.51
50-Day Range
MA: $50.21
52-Week Range
Now: $47.51
Volume150,809 shs
Average Volume141,936 shs
Market Capitalization$1.16 billion
P/E Ratio21.02
Dividend Yield6.40%
Universal Corporation supplies 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, natural wrapped cigars and cigarillos, smokeless, and pipe 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. 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.


Overall MarketRank

1.48 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

83rd out of 301 stocks

Farm-Product Raw Materials Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.0Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Farm-product raw materials
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.91 billion
Cash Flow$4.67 per share
Book Value$52.26 per share


Net Income$71.68 million


Market Cap$1.16 billion
Next Earnings Date2/8/2021 (Confirmed)
-0.59 (-1.23 %)
(As of 01/27/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Universal (NYSE:UVV) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Universal's stock price 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 increased by 6.7% and is now trading at $47.51.
View which stocks have been most impacted by COVID-19

What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Universal?

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What is George C. Freeman III's approval rating as Universal's CEO?

2 employees have rated Universal CEO George C. Freeman III on Glassdoor.com. George C. Freeman III has an approval rating of 100% among Universal's employees. This puts George C. Freeman III in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Universal's next earnings date?

Universal is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 8th 2021.
View our earnings forecast for Universal

How can I listen to Universal's earnings call?

Universal will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, February 8th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Co. (NYSE:UVV) posted its earnings results on Thursday, November, 5th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter. The business earned $377.03 million during the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 3.08% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 4.87%.
View Universal's earnings history

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

Universal announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, January 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.77 per share on Monday, February 1st. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 8th.
View Universal's dividend history

Is Universal a good dividend stock?

Universal pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.40%. UVV has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer.
View Universal's dividend history.

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), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), AbbVie (ABBV), International Business Machines (IBM), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Philip Morris International (PM).

Who are Universal's key executives?

Universal's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. George C. Freeman III, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58, Pay $1.65M)
  • Mr. Johan C. Kroner, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 53, Pay $709.36k)
  • Mr. Airton L. Hentschke, COO & Sr. VP (Age 51, Pay $973.82k)
  • Mr. Preston Douglas Wigner, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52, Pay $635.95k)
  • Mr. Theodore G. Broome, Exec. VP & Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc (Age 67, Pay $627.75k)
  • Harvard B. Smith, VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Candace C. Formacek, VP & Treasurer (Age 61)
  • Mr. Scott J. Bleicher, VP & Controller (Age 44)
  • Mr. James A. Huffman, Sr. VP of Information & Planning - Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc (Age 59)
  • Ms. Catherine H. Claiborne, VP & Assistant Sec. (Age 59)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Adams Asset Advisors LLC (0.55%), Exchange Traded Concepts LLC (0.09%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.07%), First Hawaiian Bank (0.03%) and AdvisorShares Investments LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Universal stock include James A Huffman, Preston Douglas Wigner and Robert Peebles.
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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, AdvisorShares Investments LLC, and IFP Advisors Inc.
View insider buying and selling activity for Universal
or view top insider-selling stocks.

Which institutional investors are buying Universal stock?

UVV stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Adams Asset Advisors LLC, Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, First Hawaiian Bank, and Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV.
View insider buying and selling activity for Universal
or or view top insider-buying stocks.

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 WeBull, 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 $47.51.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.16 billion and generates $1.91 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 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 1/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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