NYSE:UVV - Universal Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $59.77 -0.33 (-0.55 %) (As of 03/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$60.10Today's Range$59.53 - $60.6752-Week Range$46.10 - $76.98Volume82,373 shsAverage Volume172,965 shsMarket Capitalization$1.49 billionP/E Ratio12.89Dividend Yield4.99%Beta0.86 ProfileDiscussionChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive UVV News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for UVV and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Farm-product raw materials Sub-IndustryTobacco SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNYSE:UVV Previous Symbol CUSIP91345610 CIK102037 Webwww.universalcorp.com Phone804-359-9311Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27 Current Ratio4.70 Quick Ratio2.07Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.89 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.03 billion Price / Sales0.73 Cash Flow$5.4042 per share Price / Cash Flow11.06 Book Value$55.31 per share Price / Book1.08Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$105.66 million Net Margins4.77% Return on Equity8.54% Return on Assets5.33%Miscellaneous Employees24,000 Outstanding Shares24,969,000Market Cap$1.49 billion Next Earnings Date5/22/2019 (Estimated) 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. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Monday, May 6th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.02%. 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 approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, November 8th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Universal's earnings last quarter? Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 7th. The company reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter. The business earned $636.11 million during the quarter. Universal had a return on equity of 8.54% and a net margin of 4.77%. 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? Headlines about UVV stock have been trending somewhat negative on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Universal earned a daily sentiment score of -1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Universal's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Universal include Andersons (ANDE), SunOpta (STKL), Pyxus International (PYX), Alliance One International (AOI) and CHS Inc 8% Preferred Shares (CHSCP). 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), Southern (SO), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Pfizer (PFE), Intel (INTC), Caterpillar (CAT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ) and PepsiCo (PEP). 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. (14.64%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.41%), FMR LLC (3.88%), Northern Trust Corp (3.22%), LSV Asset Management (2.75%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.98%). 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 FMR LLC, Pzena Investment Management LLC, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Advisors Asset Management Inc., Comerica Bank, Mackay Shields LLC, Bank of America Corp DE and SG Americas Securities 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, Robert Peebles and Theodore G Broome. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal. Which institutional investors are buying Universal stock? UVV stock was acquired 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 $59.77. How big of a company is Universal? Universal has a market capitalization of $1.49 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 113 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 167 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 280MarketBeat'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 3/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why is cost of goods sold important?