Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) Stock Price Down as Sentiment Drops

May 17, 2018 - By Ann Prendergast

Sentiment for Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV)

Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q4. Its down -0.15, from 1 in 2017Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 70 institutional investors increased and started new positions, while 82 sold and decreased their stakes in Universal Corp. The institutional investors in our partner’s database reported: 20.21 million shares, down from 21.48 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Universal Corp in their top 10 positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 20 Reduced: 62 Increased: 47 New Position: 23.

Universal Corporation engages in leaf tobacco business worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.19 billion. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. It has a 53.33 P/E ratio. The firm processes and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products.

The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $47.62. About 56,429 shares traded. Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) has declined 34.21% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 45.76% the S&P500.

Adams Asset Advisors Llc holds 0.96% of its portfolio in Universal Corporation for 148,619 shares. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc owns 693,772 shares or 0.81% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Farmers National Bank has 0.77% invested in the company for 9,221 shares. The Germany-based Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh has invested 0.71% in the stock. Brandywine Trust Co, a Delaware-based fund reported 14,907 shares.

Another recent and important Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “VICI Properties Inc. to Expand Board of Directors with Appointment of Diana F. Cantor as Independent Director” on May 07, 2018.

Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Institutional Positions Chart

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