Universal Corporation (UVV): Detailed Summary on Consumer Defensive Stock

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Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of 0.25% or $0.1 shares. The trading starts at $40.57 and closed at $40.65 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $39.68 and day high was $40.75 on Thursday, June 25. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 0.15 million while its average volume is 200.91K. In other hand, the UVV market cap reached to $1.01B. While, its current target price is $40.75 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 down -5.47% and down -10.20% for month. Its quarterly performance was -5.25% below, while its half year performance is down -26.76%. UVV yearly performance stood at negative -31.71% and fall -28.58% for year-to-date.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. UVV EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.86. EPS for this year is -30.50%. Its EPS Q/Q reached -49.50%. It has an EPS of -6.80% down for past five years.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on UVV for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 1 of 1 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 0 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 $59.00-$59.00. Average target price for UVV was reached at $59.00.

Blackrock Inc., Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP are the top three holders in Universal Corporation (UVV) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 3.74 million shares which valued 165.28 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 2.75 million shares which valued at 121.62 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP has a total of 2.09 million shares which valued at 92.6 million. In the end, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP have 8.57% shares outstanding of Universal Corporation (UVV) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 2.40% and institutional holding shifted to 89.00%.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for UVV fall -18.38% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -7.32% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -6.28%. The moving average value for Universal Corporation (UVV) is 48.10 and 43.23 for 200 and 50 days respectively.