Univar Inc (UNVR) VP Jeffrey W. Carr Acquires 1,500 Shares of Stock

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.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on UNVR shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Univar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 16th. ValuEngine cut shares of Univar from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of Univar from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Barclays lowered their price target on shares of Univar from $32.00 to $30.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of Univar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Univar has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.40.

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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