UVV - Universal Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
50.90
+0.63 (+1.25%)
At close: 4:02PM EST
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Previous Close50.27
Open50.33
Bid50.10 x 900
Ask57.48 x 1100
Day's Range50.33 - 52.35
52 Week Range49.07 - 68.00
Volume256,741
Avg. Volume127,524
Market Cap1.278B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.70
PE Ratio (TTM)14.37
EPS (TTM)3.54
Earnings DateNov 12, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield3.04 (6.05%)
Ex-Dividend Date2020-01-10
1y Target Est59.00
  • Universal Corporation Reports Six Month Results
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    Universal Corporation Reports Six Month Results

    RICHMOND, Va. , Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III , Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), reported net income for the first half of fiscal ...

  • Universal Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
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    Universal Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend

    RICHMOND, Va. , Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV), announced today that the Company's Board of Directors ...

  • Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call
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    Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

    RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Corporation (UVV) will webcast its conference call on November 12, 2019, following the release of its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 before market open on that date. The conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time and will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, Vice President and Treasurer. A live webcast of the conference call will be available online on a listen-only basis at www.universalcorp.com.

  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Universal Corporation (UVV)
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  • Universal (NYSE:UVV) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 28% Share Price Gain
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    Universal (NYSE:UVV) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 28% Share Price Gain

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  • 4 Days To Buy Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Before The Ex-Dividend Date
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    4 Days To Buy Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Before The Ex-Dividend Date

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  • InvestorPlace

    3 Top Tobacco Stocks Still Burning Strong

    [Editor's note: "3 Top Tobacco Stocks Still Burning Strong" was previously published in July 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] In many respects, the top tobacco stocks defy logic. The Surgeon General's Office released its warning about the dangers of tobacco in 1964. Despite a sustained anti-smoking crusade, tobacco stocks continued marching higher. As the climate at home became more hostile, these firms have found new customers overseas.They also found other sources of revenue. The latest new source for tobacco stocks? The cannabis industry. Long illegal throughout the world, marijuana continues to gain both acceptance and legal status. Moreover, anyone who pays even scant attention to business news knows marijuana stocks continue to rise. This industry could easily become a new profit center for tobacco companies. Furthermore, tobacco companies know how to navigate the hostile regulatory climate cannabis will face, particularly in the United States.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Strong U.S. Economy Whatever direction the tobacco industry takes, I would not bet on its decline despite the negative public image of cigarettes. With new product lines and creative marketing, I think the following top tobacco stocks should continue to perform well.Source: Peyri Herrera via Flickr (Modified)[/ipm_caption] Altria Group, Inc. (MO)Perhaps no large company defines the top tobacco stocks more than Altria (NYSE:MO). Altria manages to keep profits moving higher, despite its core product's falling popularity. The parent company for brands like Marlboro (in the U.S.) and Parliaments has also emphasized so-called "reduced risk products" such as smokeless tobacco. Moreover, it could profit further if the FDA approves IQOS, a smoke-free cigarette popular in other countries. And, like its counterparts in the beverage industry, Altria has also explored investing in cannabis.All of this will serve to benefit those who want the generous levels of dividend income that MO produces. This track record of payouts goes back decades. Investors who bought in the fall of 1985 and held now make their original investment back every year in dividends alone. For those who reinvest dividends, investors who bought in the spring of 2003 now have achieved the same feat.The company will occasionally pay an outsized payout followed by a dividend reduction. Still, the dividend has risen annually for the last 10 years. Investors buying today will still enjoy a yield of 7.66%.Continuing to pay this dividend should not be an issue in the future either. Analysts, on average, predict its profits will increase by 5% this year. They also project an average of 6.8% annual growth over the next five years. Current earnings also place the forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio at 9.8.That allows investors to buy into this generous dividend stream at a discount. Given MO's ability to mitigate the negative sentiment surrounding tobacco, and its potential in the cannabis industry, I think these benefits will accrue for years to come.Source: Shutterstock [/ipm_caption] Philip Morris International, Inc. (PM)Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) spun off from Altria in 2008. As the name implies, it operates primarily outside of the U.S., despite the Manhattan address of its headquarters. Among top tobacco stocks, it remains best known for retaining the right to market Marlboro cigarettes outside of the U.S. (Altria holds the U.S. rights).While it remains a similar company to Altria in many respects, its non-U.S. focus gives it the advantage of not having to deal directly with federal regulation. As a result, it has led the way in IQOS in other countries. Its non-U.S. focus also gives this company an advantage over Altria if it wants to make deals with cannabis companies.Due to its offshore focus, Phillip Morris International now exceeds the size of its original parent company. It holds a market cap of about $1114 billion, larger than Altria's market cap of about $92 billion. The forward P/E of 13 comes in somewhat higher than Altria. However, it usually trades at a slight premium to its former parent.On the dividend front, it lags the long-term history of Altria, but little else. The payout has risen every year since the company's 2008 spinoff. The recent increase takes the annual dividend to $4.56 per share, a yield of 6.34%. * 7 Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Strong U.S. Economy Despite the accolades, the PM stock price has fallen steadily since achieving a high of $122.90 per share in June 2017. It now trades almost 40% below this level. However, with its generous dividend, I think it presents a buying opportunity. If Phillip Morris International enters the marijuana business, investors can profit from both a high payout and hopefully, a rising stock price.Source: Shutterstock [/ipm_caption] Universal Corp. (UVV)Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) operates in a different segment than other top tobacco stocks. The company processes tobacco. It buys the plant directly from producers, refines it, and then sells it to product manufacturers.Given the overall decline of tobacco use throughout the world, I would typically take a cautious view on such a company. However, the company processes other products besides tobacco.Potentially, Universal could revive its fortunes by making a modest pivot into cannabis. Since it already processes other products, shifting into weed should not create any major operational shifts. Moreover, it also controls a supply chain useful for both procuring and distributing its product. This supply chain extends to over 30 countries on five different continents.Although the company has yet to announce such a move, investors may already have noticed this potential. UVV stock shot higher in the middle of last year as its operating income rose despite its falling sales. The stock subsequently lost most of its mid-2018 gains.The company remains small, as UVV's market cap is around $1.27 billion.Its current P/E is about 14, while its dividend stands at $3 per share. This amounts to a yield of 6%. It has raised its dividend for 46 consecutive years.As a smaller company that processes tobacco, Universal might seem like a strange pick at first glance. However, its varied product base, small size and large dividend make UVV stock an intriguing play among top tobacco stocks.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 3 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Buy * 7 Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Strong U.S. Economy * 3 Beaten-Down Bank Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term The post 3 Top Tobacco Stocks Still Burning Strong appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Is Yielding 5.9% - But Is It A Buy?
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    Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Is Yielding 5.9% - But Is It A Buy?

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    Edited Transcript of UVV earnings conference call or presentation 7-Aug-19 9:00pm GMT

    Q1 2020 Universal Corp Earnings Call

  • Why We’re Not Impressed By Universal Corporation’s (NYSE:UVV) 9.6% ROCE
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    Why We’re Not Impressed By Universal Corporation’s (NYSE:UVV) 9.6% ROCE

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  • Universal Corporation Reports First Quarter Results
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    Universal Corporation Reports First Quarter Results

    RICHMOND, Va. , Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III , Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), reported net income of $2.1 million , or $0.08 ...

  • Calculating The Fair Value Of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
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    Calculating The Fair Value Of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)

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  • How Many Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Shares Have Insiders Sold, In The Last Year?
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    How Many Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Shares Have Insiders Sold, In The Last Year?

    It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. On the other hand, we'd be...

  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On Universal Corp (UVV)
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    Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On Universal Corp (UVV)

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  • Does Universal Corporation's (NYSE:UVV) CEO Pay Compare Well With Peers?
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    Does Universal Corporation's (NYSE:UVV) CEO Pay Compare Well With Peers?

    George Freeman has been the CEO of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) since 2008. First, this article will compare CEO...

  • 3 Tobacco Stocks Quietly Rising
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    3 Tobacco Stocks Quietly Rising

    Discover the driving factor behind tobacco stocks' multi-month rally. Explore three leading tobacco stocks and at what price to buy them.

  • Universal Corporation Updates Record Date and Annual Meeting Date
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    Universal Corporation Updates Record Date and Annual Meeting Date

    RICHMOND, Va. , June 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 18, 2019 , the Board of Directors of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) approved changes to its previously announced Annual Meeting of Shareholders ...

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    Trump to meet with vaping industry officials

    Pro-vaping groups rallied in Washington about access to the product and pressuring the government to discuss new, next steps. American Vaping Association President Greg Conley joins Yahoo Finance’s Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, Brian Sozzi and Emily McCormick to discuss the movement on On The Move.

  • Juul should be 'ashamed' of role in vaping epidemic, congresswoman says
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    Juul should be 'ashamed' of role in vaping epidemic, congresswoman says

    Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) have introduced comprehensive legislation to address the rise in tobacco and e-cigarette usage among young people. Shalala joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the bill, why vaping has become a nonpartisan issue, and how Juul and other vaping companies should be "ashamed" of the role they've played in the epidemic.

  • Trump admin. considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes
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    Trump admin. considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes

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