Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) VP Jeffrey W. Carr purchased 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $23.29 per share, with a total value of $34,935.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.
Univar stock traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $22.97. The stock had a trading volume of 113,765 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,973,931. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.21, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.14 billion, a PE ratio of 16.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.41. Univar Inc has a 12-month low of $20.08 and a 12-month high of $31.95.
Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $2.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.18 billion. Univar had a return on equity of 20.20% and a net margin of 2.30%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.36 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Univar Inc will post 1.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Chicago Equity Partners LLC purchased a new position in Univar in the second quarter worth about $201,000. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in Univar in the first quarter worth about $221,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc raised its holdings in Univar by 148.6% in the second quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 8,700 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $225,000 after buying an additional 5,200 shares during the last quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new position in Univar in the third quarter worth about $245,000. Finally, HM Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Univar in the third quarter worth about $253,000. 90.67% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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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