Univar (UNVR) Earns News Impact Score of 0.31

Press coverage about Univar (NYSE:UNVR) has trended positive on Saturday, Alpha One Sentiment reports. Alpha One, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univar earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)

Several research firms have recently issued reports on UNVR. BidaskClub cut shares of Univar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective (up previously from $36.00) on shares of Univar in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Univar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.83.

Shares of Univar (NYSE UNVR) traded down 1.05% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $29.35. 825,398 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $30.86 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.61. The firm’s market capitalization is $4.11 billion. Univar has a 1-year low of $17.00 and a 1-year high of $33.15.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.03. Univar had a negative net margin of 0.74% and a positive return on equity of 14.58%. The firm had revenue of $2 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.95 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.10 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Univar will post $1.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Univar Company Profile

Univar Inc is a distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals. The Company operates through four segments: Univar USA (USA); Univar Canada (Canada); Univar Europe and the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Rest of World. The Company’s USA segment supplies a range of commodity and specialty chemicals, as well as services to a range of end markets, including manufacturing and industrial production sectors in the United States.

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