Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) Director Christopher D. Pappas purchased 10,000 shares of Univar stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 8th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $23.11 per share, with a total value of $231,100.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.
Shares of NYSE:UNVR traded down $0.18 during trading on Thursday, reaching $22.87. 1,885,747 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,053,953. Univar Inc has a 12 month low of $20.08 and a 12 month high of $31.95. The stock has a market cap of $3.14 billion, a PE ratio of 16.45, a P/E/G ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.21.
Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by ($0.02). Univar had a return on equity of 20.20% and a net margin of 2.30%. The firm had revenue of $2.13 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.18 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.36 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Univar Inc will post 1.6 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co set a $27.00 price target on Univar and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut Univar from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Univar in a report on Friday, September 21st. Berenberg Bank upgraded Univar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Finally, Barclays reduced their price objective on Univar from $32.00 to $30.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Univar currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.40.
Univar Company Profile
Univar Inc distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, micro and macro nutrients, horticultural products, fertilizers, and feeds; storage, packaging, and logistics services for crop protection companies, storing chemicals, feed-grade materials, and seed and equipment parties; and pest control products and equipment.
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