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

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$66.15 +0.15 (+0.23 %)
(As of 06/22/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$66.00
Today's Range$65.55 - $66.95
52-Week Range$45.95 - $68.25
Volume323,300 shs
Average Volume248,470 shs
Market Capitalization$1.65 billion
P/E Ratio16.66
Dividend Yield3.33%
Universal Corporation engages in leaf tobacco business worldwide. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company processes and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, 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, such as blending, chemical and physical testing of tobacco, service cutting for various manufacturers, manufacturing reconstituted leaf tobacco, just-in-time inventory management, electronic nicotine delivery system, e-liquid testing, and smoke testing for customers. Further, it produces and sells dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Farm-product raw materials
SectorConsumer Staples


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


Trailing P/E Ratio16.66
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.03 billion
Price / Sales0.81
Cash Flow$5.4310 per share
Price / Cash12.18
Book Value$55.31 per share
Price / Book1.20


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


Outstanding Shares24,900,000

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 23rd. Investors 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 4.54%. 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 declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, November 8th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Co. (NYSE:UVV) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 23rd. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter. The business 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 previous year, the firm earned ($1.64) earnings per share. 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.

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, Sr. VP & COO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Preston D. Wigner, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49)
  • Mr. Theodore G. Broome, EVP - Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc and Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc (Age 64)

Has Universal been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about UVV stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Universal earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.71 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Universal's major shareholders?

Universal's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.64%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.47%), Northern Trust Corp (3.27%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (2.82%), Boston Partners (1.79%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.36%). 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 Schroder Investment Management Group, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Hsbc Holdings PLC, Boston Partners, Citigroup Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Summit Trail Advisors LLC, BlackRock Inc., ETF Managers Group LLC, Pzena Investment Management LLC, Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C., Global X Management Co. LLC, Millennium Management LLC and Employees Retirement System of Texas. 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 $66.15.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.65 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 (UVV)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  74 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  107 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  181
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 6/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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