UVV - Universal Corporation

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
53.04
+0.30 (+0.56%)
As of 9:33AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close52.74
Open54.06
Bid50.00 x 900
Ask58.71 x 1200
Day's Range53.04 - 53.22
52 Week Range46.40 - 76.98
Volume5,270
Avg. Volume163,327
Market Cap1.324B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.58
PE Ratio (TTM)13.03
EPS (TTM)4.07
Earnings DateMay 25, 2017 - May 26, 2017
Forward Dividend & Yield3.00 (5.21%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-05
1y Target Est59.00
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  • News on the move: Government plans to sentence Michael Flynn, Prince music to star in new film by Universal
    Yahoo Finance Video4 months ago

    News on the move: Government plans to sentence Michael Flynn, Prince music to star in new film by Universal

    Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro highlights today's news on the move.

  • Do You Know What Universal Corporation's (NYSE:UVV) P/E Ratio Means?
    Simply Wall St.3 days ago

    Do You Know What Universal Corporation's (NYSE:UVV) P/E Ratio Means?

    This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll show how you can use Universal Corporation's (NYSE:UVV) P/E ratio to inform your assessment of the investme...

  • Markit16 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Universal Corp.

    Universal Corp NYSE:UVVView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for UVV with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting UVV. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $931 million over the last one-month into ETFs that hold UVV are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. UVV credit default swap spreads are at their highest levels for the past 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Could Universal Corporation's (NYSE:UVV) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?
    Simply Wall St.23 days ago

    Could Universal Corporation's (NYSE:UVV) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?

    Want to participate in a research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and earn a $60 gift card! If you want to know who really controls Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share...

  • Is Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) A Smart Choice For Dividend Investors?
    Simply Wall St.last month

    Is Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) A Smart Choice For Dividend Investors?

    Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) has pleased shareholders over the past 10 years, by paying out dividends. The company currently pays out a dividend yield of 5.0% to shareholders, making it aRead More...

  • Read This Before Judging Universal Corporation’s (NYSE:UVV) ROE
    Simply Wall St.2 months ago

    Read This Before Judging Universal Corporation’s (NYSE:UVV) ROE

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  • GlobeNewswire2 months ago

    New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for ON Semiconductor, Entegris, Universal, MarineMax, Epizyme, and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals — Factors of Influence, Major Initiatives and Sustained Production

    NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2019 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors,.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents2 months ago

    Edited Transcript of UVV earnings conference call or presentation 7-Feb-19 10:00pm GMT

    Q3 2019 Universal Corp Earnings Call

  • 3 Top Tobacco Stocks Still Burning Strong
    InvestorPlace2 months ago

    3 Top Tobacco Stocks Still Burning Strong

    Editor's note: This story was previously published in September 2018. It has since been updated and republished.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 also found new customers overseas.These firms 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 Reasons You Want Boeing Stock in Your Portfolio 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 5.1%.Continuing to pay this dividend should not be an issue in the future either. Analysts predict profits will increase by 6.2% this year. They also project an average of 10.1% annual growth over the next five years. Current earnings also place the forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio at 11.4.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, the 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 $121 billion, slightly larger than Altria's market cap of about $90 billion. The forward P/E of 14.8 comes in somewhat higher than Altria. However, with its five-year average PE of 20.3, 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. This payout has risen every year since the company's 2008 spinoff. The recent increase takes the annual dividend to the equivalent of $4.56 per share, a yield of over 6%. * 7 Reasons You Want Boeing Stock in Your Portfolio 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 33% 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 $1.4 billion.Its current P/E to about 12, while its dividend stands at $3 per share. This amounts to a yield of 5.4%. 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 * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond * 7 Cloud Stocks To Buy Now * 5 Undervalued Stocks to Invest In Compare Brokers The post 3 Top Tobacco Stocks Still Burning Strong appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Associated Press2 months ago

    Universal Corp.: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

    The Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $1.11 per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were $1.73 per share. The leaf tobacco merchant posted revenue of $636.1 million ...

  • Universal Corporation Reports Nine Month Results
    PR Newswire2 months ago

    Universal Corporation Reports Nine Month Results

    RICHMOND, Va. , Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III , Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV), reported net income for the nine months ended ...

  • Universal Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
    PR Newswire2 months ago

    Universal Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend

    RICHMOND, Va. , Feb. 7, 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 ...

  • Universal Corporation Announces Agreement with Philip Morris International Inc. to Supply Philippine Tobaccos
    PR Newswire2 months ago

    Universal Corporation Announces Agreement with Philip Morris International Inc. to Supply Philippine Tobaccos

    RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (UVV) ("Universal"), announced today that the Company's subsidiary, Universal Leaf Philippines, Inc. ("ULPI") will be increasing its purchases of leaf tobaccos in the Philippines, as part of a new leaf supply arrangement for the Philippines with Philip Morris International Management SA ("PMIMSA"). Previously, PMFTC, Inc. ("PMFTC"), an affiliate of PMIMSA, purchased certain quantities of leaf tobaccos produced by their own contracted grower base and processed that tobacco in their own facility.  Starting with the 2019 crop, PMFTC will purchase processed grades of tobacco from ULPI.  The new arrangement is expected to provide important supply chain efficiencies and is indicative of PMIMSA's and Universal's strong commitment to the grower communities in the Philippines and PMIMSA's intent to remain a major purchaser of Philippine-grown leaf tobacco.

  • Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call
    PR Newswire3 months ago

    Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

    RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Corporation (UVV) will webcast its conference call on February 7, 2019, following the release of its results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 after market close on that date. A live webcast of the conference call will be available online on a listen-only basis at www.universalcorp.com.  A replay of the webcast conference call will be available at that site through May 7, 2019.  A taped replay of the call will also be available from 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on February 7th through February 21, 2019, at (855) 859-2056.  The telephone replay identification number is 2691856. While news media representatives will not be able to ask questions during the webcast, they are welcome to monitor the remarks on a listen-only basis.  The use of any comments made by Universal employees or other participants during the call will be restricted for background use only and not for attribution.  The contents of the presentation are the property of Universal Corporation, protected by copyright law, and may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Universal Corporation.

  • Before You Buy Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV), Consider Its Volatility
    Simply Wall St.3 months ago

    Before You Buy Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV), Consider Its Volatility

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  • Need To Know: Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares
    Simply Wall St.4 months ago

    Need To Know: Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares

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  • Is Universal Corporation’s (NYSE:UVV) CEO Salary Justified?
    Simply Wall St.5 months ago

    Is Universal Corporation’s (NYSE:UVV) CEO Salary Justified?

    George Freeman became the CEO of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) in 2008. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Read More...

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents5 months ago

    Edited Transcript of UVV earnings conference call or presentation 8-Nov-18 10:00pm GMT

    Q2 2019 Universal Corp Earnings Call

  • Hedge Fund Sentiment Continues to Swell Behind Universal Corp (UVV)
    Insider Monkey5 months ago

    Hedge Fund Sentiment Continues to Swell Behind Universal Corp (UVV)

    Investing in small-cap stocks has historically been a way to outperform the market, as small-cap companies typically grow faster on average than the blue chips. That outperformance comes with a price, however, as there are occasional periods of higher volatility. The time period since the end of the third quarter is one of those periods, […]