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MA: $56.38
$59.68
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Now: $57.74
$59.97
Volume108,258 shs
Average Volume149,537 shs
Market Capitalization$1.42 billion
P/E Ratio25.55
Dividend Yield5.34%
Beta0.69

Competitors

Universal (NYSE:UVV) Vs. HELE, FLO, NOMD, LANC, LESL, and FIZZ

Should you be buying UVV stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "consumer staples" are considered alternatives and competitors to Universal, including Helen of Troy (HELE), Flowers Foods (FLO), Nomad Foods (NOMD), Lancaster Colony (LANC), Leslie's (LESL), and National Beverage (FIZZ).

Universal (NYSE:UVV) and Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.5% of Universal shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.1% of Helen of Troy shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Universal shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Helen of Troy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Universal has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Helen of Troy has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Universal and Helen of Troy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Universal3.08%4.87%2.94%
Helen of Troy11.25%24.39%14.29%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Universal and Helen of Troy's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Universal$1.91 billion0.74$71.68 millionN/AN/A
Helen of Troy$1.71 billion3.13$152.33 million$8.4725.88

Helen of Troy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Universal.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Universal and Helen of Troy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Universal0000N/A
Helen of Troy04102.20

Helen of Troy has a consensus target price of $230.75, indicating a potential upside of 5.26%. Given Helen of Troy's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Helen of Troy is more favorable than Universal.

Summary

Helen of Troy beats Universal on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) and Universal (NYSE:UVV) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.5% of Flowers Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.5% of Universal shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of Flowers Foods shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Universal shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Flowers Foods has a beta of 0.34, suggesting that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Flowers Foods and Universal's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Flowers Foods2.30%19.41%7.65%
Universal3.08%4.87%2.94%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Flowers Foods and Universal's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Flowers Foods$4.12 billion1.22$164.54 million$0.9624.69
Universal$1.91 billion0.74$71.68 millionN/AN/A

Flowers Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Universal.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Flowers Foods and Universal, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Flowers Foods04002.00
Universal0000N/A

Flowers Foods presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.27%. Given Flowers Foods' higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Flowers Foods is more favorable than Universal.

Dividends

Flowers Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Universal pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Flowers Foods pays out 83.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Flowers Foods has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years and Universal has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

Flowers Foods beats Universal on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nomad Foods (NYSE:NOMD) and Universal (NYSE:UVV) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nomad Foods and Universal's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Nomad Foods$2.60 billion1.90$172.48 million$1.3820.83
Universal$1.91 billion0.74$71.68 millionN/AN/A

Nomad Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Universal.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Nomad Foods and Universal, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Nomad Foods01902.90
Universal0000N/A

Nomad Foods presently has a consensus price target of $28.80, indicating a potential upside of 0.17%. Given Nomad Foods' higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Nomad Foods is more favorable than Universal.

Volatility and Risk

Nomad Foods has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.8% of Nomad Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.5% of Universal shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Universal shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Nomad Foods and Universal's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Nomad Foods8.56%10.37%4.38%
Universal3.08%4.87%2.94%

Summary

Nomad Foods beats Universal on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Universal (NYSE:UVV) and Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Universal and Lancaster Colony's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Universal$1.91 billion0.74$71.68 millionN/AN/A
Lancaster Colony$1.33 billion3.69$136.98 million$4.9336.26

Lancaster Colony has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Universal.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Universal and Lancaster Colony, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Universal0000N/A
Lancaster Colony00103.00

Volatility & Risk

Universal has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lancaster Colony has a beta of 0.25, indicating that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.5% of Universal shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.6% of Lancaster Colony shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Universal shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 31.7% of Lancaster Colony shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Universal pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Lancaster Colony pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Lancaster Colony pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Universal has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Lancaster Colony has increased its dividend for 26 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Universal and Lancaster Colony's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Universal3.08%4.87%2.94%
Lancaster Colony9.90%16.90%13.24%

Summary

Lancaster Colony beats Universal on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Universal (NYSE:UVV) and Leslie's (NASDAQ:LESL) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Universal and Leslie's' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Universal$1.91 billion0.74$71.68 millionN/AN/A
Leslie's$1.11 billion4.38$78.49 million$0.4262.10

Leslie's has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Universal.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Universal and Leslie's, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Universal0000N/A
Leslie's05702.58

Leslie's has a consensus price target of $26.5455, indicating a potential upside of 1.78%. Given Leslie's' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Leslie's is more favorable than Universal.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.5% of Universal shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Universal shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Universal and Leslie's' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Universal3.08%4.87%2.94%
Leslie'sN/AN/AN/A

Summary

Universal beats Leslie's on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Universal (NYSE:UVV) and National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Universal and National Beverage's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Universal$1.91 billion0.74$71.68 millionN/AN/A
National Beverage$1.00 billion4.68$129.97 million$2.7818.05

National Beverage has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Universal.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Universal and National Beverage, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Universal0000N/A
National Beverage31001.25

National Beverage has a consensus price target of $35.8333, indicating a potential downside of 28.60%. Given National Beverage's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe National Beverage is more favorable than Universal.

Risk & Volatility

Universal has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Beverage has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.5% of Universal shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.7% of National Beverage shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Universal shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 75.2% of National Beverage shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Universal and National Beverage's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Universal3.08%4.87%2.94%
National Beverage15.34%33.20%23.86%

Summary

National Beverage beats Universal on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


Universal Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Helen of Troy logo
HELE
Helen of Troy
1.3$219.21+0.2%$5.35 billion$1.71 billion24.33Analyst Report
Flowers Foods logo
FLO
Flowers Foods
1.3$23.70+0.2%$5.02 billion$4.12 billion51.52
Nomad Foods logo
NOMD
Nomad Foods
1.5$28.75+0.1%$4.95 billion$2.60 billion23.96
Lancaster Colony logo
LANC
Lancaster Colony
2.0$178.77+0.6%$4.92 billion$1.33 billion36.94
Leslie's logo
LESL
Leslie's
1.3$26.08+1.5%$4.87 billion$1.11 billion62.10
National Beverage logo
FIZZ
National Beverage
1.3$50.19+1.6%$4.68 billion$1.00 billion14.59Unusual Options Activity
The Hain Celestial Group logo
HAIN
The Hain Celestial Group
1.5$42.70+1.4%$4.27 billion$2.05 billion164.23Analyst Downgrade
Celsius logo
CELH
Celsius
1.5$57.81+2.1%$4.20 billion$75.15 million825.98Analyst Downgrade
51job logo
JOBS
51job
1.3$62.25+1.4%$4.20 billion$574.57 million29.36Increase in Short Interest
Hillenbrand logo
HI
Hillenbrand
2.0$50.10+0.1%$3.76 billion$2.52 billion-61.85Analyst Downgrade
Grocery Outlet logo
GO
Grocery Outlet
1.2$38.61+1.0%$3.68 billion$2.56 billion40.64Insider Selling
Sanderson Farms logo
SAFM
Sanderson Farms
1.7$162.30+1.2%$3.62 billion$3.56 billion128.81Decrease in Short Interest
Compañía Cervecerías Unidas logo
CCU
Compañía Cervecerías Unidas
1.3$19.17+2.7%$3.54 billion$2.41 billion28.19Dividend Announcement
Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Utz Brands logo
UTZ
Utz Brands
1.5$25.75+1.2%$3.52 billionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
WD-40 logo
WDFC
WD-40
1.6$256.59+0.1%$3.51 billion$423.35 million58.32Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
BRF logo
BRFS
BRF
1.3$4.30+0.2%$3.49 billion$8.13 billion13.87Increase in Short Interest
Energizer logo
ENR
Energizer
2.4$48.56+0.2%$3.32 billion$2.74 billion-30.73
JW.B
John Wiley & Sons
0.6$56.06+0.9%$3.14 billion$1.83 billion-81.25Gap Down
The Simply Good Foods logo
SMPL
The Simply Good Foods
1.6$32.58+0.0%$3.12 billion$816.64 million51.72Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
J & J Snack Foods logo
JJSF
J & J Snack Foods
1.6$157.34+0.2%$2.99 billion$1.02 billion165.62
TreeHouse Foods logo
THS
TreeHouse Foods
1.2$51.22+0.5%$2.86 billion$4.29 billion-512.20
Coca-Cola Consolidated logo
COKE
Coca-Cola Consolidated
0.7$299.90+0.6%$2.81 billion$4.83 billion29.49Dividend Announcement
Medifast logo
MED
Medifast
2.2$237.58+1.5%$2.80 billion$713.67 million29.73Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Nu Skin Enterprises logo
NUS
Nu Skin Enterprises
2.1$52.96+1.1%$2.69 billion$2.42 billion17.83
Inter Parfums logo
IPAR
Inter Parfums
1.6$71.31+0.5%$2.26 billion$713.51 million71.31
Purple Innovation logo
PRPL
Purple Innovation
1.9$33.50+1.2%$2.24 billion$428.36 million-108.06Analyst Revision
Vector Group logo
VGR
Vector Group
1.3$14.38+1.0%$2.22 billion$1.90 billion32.68
Industrias Bachoco logo
IBA
Industrias Bachoco
1.7$43.51+0.6%$2.18 billion$3.26 billion16.11Analyst Upgrade
Tootsie Roll Industries logo
TR
Tootsie Roll Industries
0.9$31.58+1.6%$2.15 billion$523.62 million36.15
Edgewell Personal Care logo
EPC
Edgewell Personal Care
1.8$38.39+0.4%$2.08 billion$1.95 billion30.96
United Natural Foods logo
UNFI
United Natural Foods
1.4$35.28+5.8%$1.99 billion$26.51 billion18.57Analyst Revision
B&G Foods logo
BGS
B&G Foods
1.6$29.74+0.2%$1.92 billion$1.66 billion14.72
Hostess Brands logo
TWNK
Hostess Brands
1.3$14.55+0.6%$1.90 billion$907.67 million29.10Unusual Options Activity
SunOpta logo
STKL
SunOpta
1.5$15.53+1.0%$1.61 billion$1.19 billion-119.46Analyst Report
News Coverage
Schweitzer-Mauduit International logo
SWM
Schweitzer-Mauduit International
1.4$49.68+1.1%$1.56 billion$1.02 billion17.62Decrease in Short Interest
Tattooed Chef logo
TTCF
Tattooed Chef
0.9$18.36+2.8%$1.49 billionN/A0.00Increase in Short Interest
e.l.f. Beauty logo
ELF
e.l.f. Beauty
1.3$29.07+2.9%$1.49 billion$282.85 million153.01Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Franchise Group logo
FRG
Franchise Group
2.8$36.73+1.7%$1.47 billion$132.55 million0.00
Mission Produce logo
AVO
Mission Produce
1.3$19.86+1.7%$1.40 billionN/A0.00Increase in Short Interest
Meredith logo
MDP
Meredith
1.3$30.56+4.6%$1.39 billion$2.85 billion-3.32
Calavo Growers logo
CVGW
Calavo Growers
1.7$78.35+0.7%$1.39 billion$1.06 billion-100.45
Fresh Del Monte Produce logo
FDP
Fresh Del Monte Produce
1.1$28.91+1.9%$1.37 billion$4.49 billion60.23
Tupperware Brands logo
TUP
Tupperware Brands
1.5$27.47+0.1%$1.36 billion$1.80 billion85.85
Matthews International logo
MATW
Matthews International
2.3$41.85+1.9%$1.33 billion$1.50 billion-14.95Decrease in Short Interest
Arko logo
ARKO
Arko
1.7$10.19+2.3%$1.27 billionN/A0.00Increase in Short Interest
The Chefs' Warehouse logo
CHEF
The Chefs' Warehouse
1.2$32.78+0.1%$1.24 billion$1.59 billion-32.78Analyst Upgrade
Scholastic logo
SCHL
Scholastic
1.8$32.03+2.4%$1.10 billion$1.49 billion-18.10
MGP Ingredients logo
MGPI
MGP Ingredients
1.8$64.91+1.4%$1.10 billion$362.74 million26.60
John B. Sanfilippo & Son logo
JBSS
John B. Sanfilippo & Son
1.3$91.57+0.4%$1.05 billion$880.09 million19.52
Adecoagro logo
AGRO
Adecoagro
1.1$8.67+6.0%$1.02 billion$887.14 million-27.09
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