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Universal Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.25 (+0.58 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $43.30
50-Day Range
MA: $43.86
52-Week Range
Now: $43.30
Volume389,995 shs
Average Volume176,138 shs
Market Capitalization$1.06 billion
P/E Ratio14.10
Dividend Yield7.15%
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: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.35 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Farm-product raw materials



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.91 billion
Cash Flow$5.15 per share
Book Value$52.26 per share


Net Income$71.68 million


Market Cap$1.06 billion
Next Earnings Date11/10/2020 (Estimated)
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Universal (NYSE:UVV) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Universal's stock was trading at $44.53 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, UVV shares have decreased by 2.8% and is now trading at $43.30.
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When is Universal's next earnings date?

Universal is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 10th 2020.
View our earnings forecast for Universal

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 5th. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $315.81 million for the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 3.99% and a return on equity of 6.26%.
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How often does Universal pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Universal?

Universal announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 12th will be given a dividend of $0.77 per share on Monday, November 2nd. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.11%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 8th.
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Are investors shorting Universal?

Universal saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 14th, there was short interest totaling 480,500 shares, an increase of 14.3% from the July 30th total of 420,500 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 196,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Currently, 2.0% of the company's shares are sold short.
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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), IBM (IBM), AbbVie (ABBV), 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 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 a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.82%), LSV Asset Management (3.10%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (2.13%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.99%), Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (1.73%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.52%). Company insiders that own Universal stock include James A Huffman, John B Adams Jr, Preston Douglas Wigner and Robert Peebles.
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Which major investors are selling Universal stock?

UVV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Vanguard Group Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., FMR LLC, FMR LLC, Pzena Investment Management LLC, Federated Hermes Inc., and ProShare Advisors LLC.
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Which major investors are buying Universal stock?

UVV stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Navellier & Associates Inc, Heritage Wealth Advisors, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC, Fulcrum Equity Management, and DAVENPORT & Co LLC.
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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 $43.30.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.06 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 9/20/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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