Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) insider Dahlia Investments Pte. Ltd. sold 2,015 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.12, for a total value of $62,706.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Dahlia Investments Pte. Ltd. also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, January 17th, Dahlia Investments Pte. Ltd. sold 75,587 shares of Univar stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.14, for a total value of $2,353,779.18.

Univar Inc (UNVR) traded up $0.41 on Monday, hitting $30.98. The stock had a trading volume of 994,431 shares, compared to its average volume of 788,215. Univar Inc has a 52 week low of $26.80 and a 52 week high of $33.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70, a current ratio of 1.79 and a quick ratio of 1.21. The stock has a market cap of $4,370.00 and a P/E ratio of 134.70.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.13. Univar had a return on equity of 17.30% and a net margin of 0.41%. The company had revenue of $2.05 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.97 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.17 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Univar Inc will post 1.03 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on UNVR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Univar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Univar in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Univar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.50.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Univar by 161.6% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 39,904 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,165,000 after purchasing an additional 24,648 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Univar by 10.9% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 645,190 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $18,839,000 after acquiring an additional 63,298 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Univar by 12.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,198,710 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $122,603,000 after acquiring an additional 459,808 shares during the last quarter. Skylands Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Univar during the 3rd quarter valued at about $665,000. Finally, Blue Rock Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Univar during the 3rd quarter valued at about $1,407,000. 97.77% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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