Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) Insider James A. Huffman Sells 1,745 Shares

Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) insider James A. Huffman sold 1,745 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.50, for a total transaction of $105,572.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

James A. Huffman also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, May 30th, James A. Huffman sold 1,862 shares of Universal stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.10, for a total transaction of $106,320.20.

UVV traded down $1.00 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $59.28. 206,075 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 171,403. The company has a quick ratio of 3.50, a current ratio of 6.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The company has a market cap of $1.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.51 and a beta of 0.70. Universal Corp has a 52-week low of $50.67 and a 52-week high of $76.98.

Universal (NYSE:UVV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 22nd. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $671.72 million for the quarter. Universal had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 8.21%.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 8th will be paid a $0.76 dividend. This is an increase from Universal’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. This represents a $3.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.13%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 5th.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its stake in shares of Universal by 65.4% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 7,685 shares of the company’s stock worth $443,000 after buying an additional 3,040 shares in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its position in Universal by 1,266.3% during the first quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 57,548 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,317,000 after purchasing an additional 53,336 shares during the last quarter. GAM Holding AG increased its position in Universal by 100.8% during the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 12,805 shares of the company’s stock worth $702,000 after purchasing an additional 6,428 shares during the last quarter. HRT Financial LLC acquired a new stake in Universal during the fourth quarter worth about $406,000. Finally, Blueshift Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Universal during the fourth quarter worth about $659,000. 82.84% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Universal

Universal Corporation engages in the supply of leaf tobacco products worldwide. The company operates through North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental, and Special Services segments. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products.

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