Media headlines about Univar (NYSE:UNVR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univar earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.0421993992681 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Univar opened at $26.43 on Tuesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock has a market cap of $3.81 billion, a PE ratio of 19.01, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.30, a current ratio of 1.73 and a quick ratio of 1.09. Univar has a 52-week low of $25.79 and a 52-week high of $31.95.
Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 10th. The basic materials company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $2.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.12 billion. Univar had a return on equity of 19.20% and a net margin of 1.93%. The firm’s revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.16 EPS. equities analysts expect that Univar will post 1.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
UNVR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Univar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Deutsche Bank set a $34.00 price objective on Univar and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. ValuEngine lowered Univar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Univar from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.67.
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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