Univar Solutions Inc. (UNVR): Basic Materials sector is gaining shares

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Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) changes shares on Monday trading session, with a change of 10.88% or $1.78 shares. The trading starts at $16.90 and closed at $16.36 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $16.57 and day high was $18.72 on Monday, June 15. After the session, the Basic Materials sector daily volume shifted to 8.52 million while its average volume is 2.42M. In other hand, the UNVR market cap reached to $2.95B. While, its current target price is $18.14 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 0.22% and up 47.12% for month. Its quarterly performance was 101.33% above, while its half year performance is down -25.63%. UNVR yearly performance stood at negative -14.27% and fall -25.17% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Univar Solutions Inc. is 2.10.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. UNVR EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 0.12. EPS for this year is -149.40%, while for the next year its value is 1.41. Sales growth for the current quarter is 13.69 while its EPS Q/Q reached 170.20%. It has an EPS of -34.60% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 11.33%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on UNVR for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 7 of 10 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 3 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $10.00-$22.00. Average target price for UNVR was reached at $17.25.

TCI Fund Management Ltd, Edgepoint Investment Group Inc. and Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) are the top three holders in Univar Solutions Inc. (UNVR) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, TCI Fund Management Ltd has 15.84 million shares which valued 169.84 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Edgepoint Investment Group Inc. owned 15.42 million shares which valued at 165.26 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has a total of 14.81 million shares which valued at 158.71 million. In the end, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) have 8.77% shares outstanding of Univar Solutions Inc. (UNVR) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.50%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 0.12. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 7 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.22, while 0.42 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for UNVR published in the report was 0.16-0.25 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.42 which is higher than 0.31 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for UNVR fall -4.02% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 31.68% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 15.94%. The moving average value for Univar Solutions Inc. (UNVR) is 17.59 and 14.94 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in UNVR stock. On May 15, Pappas Christopher D, Director, bought 12,000 trading shares at the cost of $12.35, which valued at 0.15 million. On May 04, ALEXOS NICHOLAS W, EVP, CFO, bought 250,000 shares at the cost of $13.33, with total shares of 250,000. On Mar 10, Pappas Christopher D, Director, bought 7,000 shares at the cost of 13.61. After this transaction, Pappas Christopher D total shares reached to 97,088 which valued at 95270.0.