Universal (NYSE:UVV) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Universal (NYSE:UVV) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.09920363706 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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UVV opened at $49.75 on Friday. Universal has a 12-month low of $45.95 and a 12-month high of $75.70. The company has a market capitalization of $1,258.54, a PE ratio of 13.19 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a quick ratio of 2.78, a current ratio of 6.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

Universal (NYSE:UVV) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $653.58 million for the quarter. Universal had a return on equity of 12.77% and a net margin of 5.20%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.55 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 6th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.42%.

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About Universal

Universal Corporation engages in leaf tobacco business worldwide. 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. The company 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.

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