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NYSE:UVV - Universal Stock Price, Forecast & News

-0.86 (-1.69 %)
(As of 02/25/2020 08:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $49.97
50-Day Range
MA: $53.18
52-Week Range
Now: $49.97
Volume112,500 shs
Average Volume148,669 shs
Market Capitalization$1.23 billion
P/E Ratio14.40
Dividend Yield5.98%
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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Farm-product raw materials
SectorConsumer Staples



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.23 billion
Cash Flow$5.90 per share
Book Value$55.26 per share


Net Income$104.12 million


Market Cap$1.23 billion
Next Earnings Date5/27/2020 (Estimated)

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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 Tuesday, February 4th. Investors of record on Monday, April 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.76 per share on Monday, May 4th. This represents a $3.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.08%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 9th. View Universal's Dividend History.

How were Universal's earnings last quarter?

Universal Corp (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 net margin of 4.49% and a return on equity of 6.76%. During the same period 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 Wednesday, May 27th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Universal.

Has Universal been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about UVV stock have been trending neutral recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Universal earned a daily sentiment score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Universal.

Are investors shorting Universal?

Universal saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 416,400 shares, a drop of 7.4% from the January 15th total of 449,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 146,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. Approximately 1.7% of the company's stock are short sold. View Universal's Current Options Chain.

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), AbbVie (ABBV), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Enbridge (ENB), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and IBM (IBM).

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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (3.91%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (3.55%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.32%), LSV Asset Management (3.22%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.98%) and Boston Partners (1.80%). 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 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, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Man Group plc, AQR Capital Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Prudential Financial Inc. and State of Tennessee Treasury Department. Company insiders that have sold Universal company stock in the last year include James A Huffman, Preston Douglas Wigner and Robert Peebles. 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 Pzena Investment Management LLC, State Street Corp, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Citigroup Inc., Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, ProShare Advisors LLC, LSV Asset Management and Advisors Asset Management 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Universal's stock price today?

One share of UVV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $49.97.

How big of a company is Universal?

Universal has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion and generates $2.23 billion in revenue each year. Universal employs 28,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Universal.

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:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  168 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  219 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  387
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 2/25/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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