News coverage about Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) has trended positive this week, Alpha One reports. The research group, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 44 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) opened at 69.45 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $72.00 and its 200-day moving average is $66.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.76 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.57 and a beta of 1.31. Universal Corp has a 52 week low of $52.40 and a 52 week high of $83.35.
In related news, insider Theodore G. Broome sold 5,000 shares of Universal Corp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.05, for a total value of $340,250.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.
Universal Corp Company Profile
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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