Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) insider James A. Huffman sold 3,112 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.23, for a total transaction of $209,219.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

NYSE UVV opened at $66.79 on Tuesday. Universal Corp has a 12 month low of $45.95 and a 12 month high of $76.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a current ratio of 4.35. The firm has a market cap of $1.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.56 and a beta of 0.79.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 4th. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 4th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.49%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of UVV. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in Universal by 3,797.2% during the 3rd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 475,457 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,904,000 after acquiring an additional 463,257 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its stake in Universal by 16.8% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,712,505 shares of the company’s stock valued at $113,111,000 after acquiring an additional 246,060 shares during the last quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. bought a new position in Universal during the 3rd quarter valued at $10,844,000. Royce & Associates LP bought a new position in Universal during the 2nd quarter valued at $10,614,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in Universal by 53.7% during the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 450,167 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,261,000 after acquiring an additional 157,267 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.99% of the company’s stock.

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Universal Company Profile

Universal Corporation engages in the supply of leaf tobacco products worldwide. The company operates through North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental, and Special Services segments. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products.

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