NYSE:UVV - Universal Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$65.70 +0.90 (+1.39 %)
(As of 07/23/2018 06:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$65.70
Today's Range$64.75 - $65.9250
52-Week Range$45.95 - $71.60
Volume127,954 shs
Average Volume195,032 shs
Market Capitalization$1.64 billion
P/E Ratio16.55
Dividend Yield4.57%
Beta1.23
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Farm-product raw materials
Sub-IndustryTobacco
SectorConsumer Staples
SymbolNYSE:UVV
CUSIP91345610
Phone804-359-9311

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27
Current Ratio5.94
Quick Ratio3.14

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio16.55
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.03 billion
Price / Sales0.81
Cash Flow$5.4298 per share
Price / Cash12.10
Book Value$55.31 per share
Price / Book1.19

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$105.66 million
Net Margins5.19%
Return on Equity7.49%
Return on Assets4.73%

Miscellaneous

Employees24,000
Outstanding Shares24,960,000
Market Cap$1,639.58

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 Wednesday, May 23rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Monday, August 6th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 6th. This is a positive change from Universal's previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. View Universal's Dividend History.

How will Universal's stock buyback program work?

Universal announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, November 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 23rd. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter. The company earned $607.50 million during the quarter. Universal had a return on equity of 7.49% and a net margin of 5.19%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company 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 Thursday, August, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Universal.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Universal?

0 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal in the last year. There are currently for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "N/A."

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 55)
  • Mr. David C. Moore, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 62)
  • Mr. Airton L. Hentschke, COO & Sr. VP (Age 48)
  • Mr. Preston D. Wigner, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49)
  • Mr. Theodore G. Broome, Exec. VP & Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc (Age 64)

Has Universal been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about UVV stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.13 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are Universal's major shareholders?

Universal's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (3.17%), Adams Asset Advisors LLC (0.70%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.14%), Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.04%), Marshwinds Advisory Co. (0.04%) and Amalgamated Bank (0.01%). Company insiders that own Universal stock include Charles H Foster Jr, Chester A Crocker, David C Moore, George C Freeman III, James A Huffman, 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 Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. and Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold Universal company stock in the last year include David C Moore, James A Huffman, John B Adams, Jr, Robert C Sledd and Theodore G Broome. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal.

Which institutional investors are buying Universal stock?

UVV stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Adams Asset Advisors LLC, Marshwinds Advisory Co., Amalgamated Bank and Creative Planning. 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 $65.70.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.64 billion and generates $2.03 billion in revenue each year. Universal employs 24,000 workers across the globe.

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:  83 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  121 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  204
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 7/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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