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NYSE:UVV

Universal - UVV Stock Forecast, Price & News

$52.52
+0.99 (+1.92%)
(As of 08/11/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$51.69
$52.67
50-Day Range
$51.34
$63.27
52-Week Range
$46.24
$64.13
Volume
144,523 shs
Average Volume
137,782 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.29 billion
P/E Ratio
15.09
Dividend Yield
6.13%
Price Target
N/A

Universal MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
N/A
Upside/​Downside
N/A
Short Interest
Healthy
1.85% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.60
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.13mentions of Universal in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$605,640 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
N/A

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.07 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

76th out of 147 stocks

Farm - Product Raw Materials Industry

3rd out of 3 stocks

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About Universal (NYSE:UVV) Stock

Universal Corporation processes and supplies leaf tobacco and plant-based ingredients worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tobacco Operations and Ingredients Operations. It is involved in the 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; 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. Further, it provides a various value-added manufacturing processes to produce specialty vegetable and fruit-based ingredients, as well as botanical extracts and flavorings for human and pet food markets; and recycles waste materials from tobacco production. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Universal Price Performance

NYSE:UVV opened at $51.53 on Thursday. Universal has a 12 month low of $46.24 and a 12 month high of $64.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 2.61 and a quick ratio of 0.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.27 billion, a PE ratio of 14.81 and a beta of 0.57. The company's 50 day simple moving average is $57.06 and its 200 day simple moving average is $57.04.

Universal (NYSE:UVV - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $429.82 million for the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 3.99% and a return on equity of 6.85%.

Universal Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 10th will be given a dividend of $0.79 per share. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 6th. Universal's dividend payout ratio is 90.80%.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Universal news, Director Robert C. Sledd sold 2,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.82, for a total transaction of $127,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 12,288 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $784,220.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In other news, Director Robert C. Sledd sold 2,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.82, for a total transaction of $127,640.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 12,288 shares in the company, valued at approximately $784,220.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Preston Douglas Wigner sold 4,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.27, for a total transaction of $225,080.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 46,299 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,605,244.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 10,000 shares of company stock valued at $605,640 in the last quarter. Insiders own 2.80% of the company's stock.

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UVV Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 8/1 Dividend
7/08/2022
Dividend Payable
8/01/2022
Last Earnings
8/03/2022
Today
8/11/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/02/2022
Fiscal Year End
3/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Farm - product raw materials
Sub-Industry
Tobacco
CUSIP
91345610
Employees
25,000
Year Founded
N/A

Profitability

Net Income
$86.58 million
Pretax Margin
6.56%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.10 billion
Cash Flow
$6.11 per share
Book Value
$55.30 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
23,905,000
Market Cap
$1.29 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.57

Key Executives

  • Mr. George C. Freeman III (Age 59)
    Chairman, Pres & CEO
    Comp: $1.93M
  • Mr. Johan C. Kroner (Age 54)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $835.49k
  • Mr. Airton L. Hentschke (Age 52)
    COO & Sr. VP
    Comp: $1.12M
  • Mr. Preston Douglas Wigner (Age 53)
    VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
    Comp: $724.28k
  • Mr. Theodore G. Broome (Age 68)
    Exec. VP & Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc
    Comp: $717.78k
  • Harvard B. Smith
    VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Candace C. Formacek (Age 62)
    VP & Treasurer
  • Mr. Scott J. Bleicher (Age 45)
    VP & Controller
  • Mr. James A. Huffman (Age 60)
    Sr. VP of Information & Planning - Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc
  • Ms. Catherine H. Claiborne (Age 60)
    VP & Assistant Sec.













UVV Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

How have UVV shares performed in 2022?

Universal's stock was trading at $54.92 at the beginning of the year. Since then, UVV shares have decreased by 4.6% and is now trading at $52.41.
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When is Universal's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 2nd 2022.
View our UVV earnings forecast
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How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Co. (NYSE:UVV) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $429.82 million for the quarter. Universal had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.85% and a net margin of 3.99%.

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

Universal declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 10th will be given a dividend of $0.79 per share on Monday, November 7th. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.03%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 6th.
Read our dividend analysis for UVV
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Is Universal a good dividend stock?

Universal (NYSE:UVV) pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.16%. UVV has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 52 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 90.80%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
Read our dividend analysis for UVV.

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

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

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).

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 Pzena Investment Management LLC (3.36%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.32%), Advisors Asset Management Inc. (0.99%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.76%), Adams Asset Advisors LLC (0.75%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.67%). Insiders that own company stock include Airton L Hentschke, Candace C Formacek, Preston Douglas Wigner, Robert C Sledd and Theodore G Broome.
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How do I buy shares of Universal?

Shares of UVV stock 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.
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What is Universal's stock price today?

One share of UVV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.41.

How much money does Universal make?

Universal (NYSE:UVV) has a market capitalization of $1.29 billion and generates $2.10 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $86.58 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.48 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Universal have?

The company employs 25,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Universal?

Universal's mailing address is 9201 FOREST HILL AVENUE, RICHMOND VA, 23235. The official website for the company is www.universalcorp.com. The company can be reached via phone at (804) 359-9311, via email at investor@universalleaf.com, or via fax at 804-254-3594.

This page (NYSE:UVV) was last updated on 8/11/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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