Headlines about Univar (NYSE:UNVR) have been trending very positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Univar earned a news sentiment score of 0.70 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares (highlightpress.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Univar Inc. (UNVR) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $2.27 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- Univar : to Report 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results on August 4 (4-traders.com)
- Watch for Univar Inc to Potentially Pullback After Gaining 1.15% Yesterday (mysmartrend.com)
- Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) Sees Heavy Trading Volume with 1,190K Shares Changing Hands (highlightpress.com)
A number of research firms recently issued reports on UNVR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Univar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price (up previously from $36.00) on shares of Univar in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Univar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of Univar in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. They set a “sell” rating and a $24.00 target price for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.86.
Shares of Univar (UNVR) opened at 29.37 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $30.52 and its 200-day moving average is $29.88. The firm’s market cap is $4.12 billion. Univar has a 52-week low of $17.00 and a 52-week high of $33.15.
Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $2 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.95 billion. Univar had a negative net margin of 0.74% and a positive return on equity of 14.58%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Univar will post $1.12 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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