Universal (UVV) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about Universal (NYSE:UVV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Universal earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.9055552457927 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Shares of Universal (NYSE UVV) opened at $48.00 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 6.15, a quick ratio of 2.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,254.79, a PE ratio of 36.92 and a beta of 1.12. Universal has a 52-week low of $45.95 and a 52-week high of $75.70.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 7th. Investors of record on Monday, April 9th will be given a dividend of $0.55 per share. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.58%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 6th. Universal’s payout ratio is 169.23%.

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About Universal

Universal Corporation is a leaf tobacco supplier. The Company is engaged in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The Company’s segments include North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental and Special Services.

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