Robert Peebles Sells 7,606 Shares of Universal Corporation (UVV) Stock

Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) VP Robert Peebles sold 7,606 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.61, for a total transaction of $575,089.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) opened at 71.95 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $69.81 and its 200 day moving average is $60.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.16 and a beta of 1.31. Universal Corporation has a 12-month low of $52.26 and a 12-month high of $83.35.

Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. The company reported $1.93 EPS for the quarter. Universal Corporation had a return on equity of 6.61% and a net margin of 5.46%. The company earned $668.77 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $584.59 million. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Universal Corporation will post $3.70 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 8th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 10th will be issued a $0.54 dividend. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.00%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 6th. Universal Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 52.17%.

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About Universal Corporation

Universal Corporation is a leaf tobacco supplier. The Company is engaged in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The Company’s segments include North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental and Special Services.

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