Univar (UNVR) Earns Hold Rating from Barclays

Finally, Baupost Group LLC MA raised its holdings in Univar by 436.4% during the 4th quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 9,500,000 shares of …

Univar Inc logoBarclays reiterated their hold rating on shares of Univar (NYSE:UNVR) in a research report released on Wednesday. They currently have a $26.00 price target on the basic materials company’s stock.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Berenberg Bank set a $27.00 price target on Univar and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, November 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co set a $30.00 price target on Univar and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Univar from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. ValuEngine upgraded Univar from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Univar from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $29.80.

Shares of NYSE:UNVR opened at $22.58 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $3.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.94, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.56. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07. Univar has a 12-month low of $16.33 and a 12-month high of $31.23.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. Univar had a return on equity of 19.36% and a net margin of 2.00%. The business had revenue of $1.97 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.34 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Univar will post 1.47 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT raised its holdings in Univar by 29.8% during the 4th quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 10,971,291 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $194,631,000 after buying an additional 2,520,455 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its holdings in Univar by 2.9% during the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 10,109,059 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $309,944,000 after buying an additional 282,560 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Univar by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,694,360 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $297,229,000 after buying an additional 193,925 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc raised its holdings in Univar by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 9,694,360 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $297,229,000 after buying an additional 193,925 shares during the period. Finally, Baupost Group LLC MA raised its holdings in Univar by 436.4% during the 4th quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 9,500,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $168,530,000 after buying an additional 7,728,900 shares during the period. 95.18% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Univar

Univar Inc distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, micro and macro nutrients, horticultural products, fertilizers, and feeds; storage, packaging, and logistics services for crop protection companies, storing chemicals, feed-grade materials, and seed and equipment parties; and pest control products and equipment.

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Analyst Research and Ratings: Univar Inc. (UNVR), Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI)

Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) tinted loss of -1.04% (-0.24 points) to US$22.89. The volume of 1.85 Million shares climbed up over an trading activity of 1.7 …

Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) tinted loss of -1.04% (-0.24 points) to US$22.89. The volume of 1.85 Million shares climbed up over an trading activity of 1.7 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 1.3. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$31.23 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$16.33. The corporation has a market cap of US$3.34 Billion.

Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR)’s earnings per share has been growing at a 33.1 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -3.5 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 14.5 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 9.8 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 0 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of 2 percent and possesses 22 percent gross margin.

Daily Analyst Recommendations

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. The forecast of 5 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 1 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 1.5. 2 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) is worth US$778.51 Million and has recently fallen -2.38% to US$3.28. The latest exchange of 4.78 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 4.62 Million shares. The day began at US$3.32 but the price moved to US$3.23 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$3.35. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$11.18 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$4.95.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 2.35, a price to book ratio of 0.64, and a price to sales ratio of 0.7. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown 10.7%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 9.9%. With an institutional ownership near 0%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 1.39.

Inside Look At Analysts Reviews

Latest analyst recommendations could offer little help to investors. The stock is a Buy among 1 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. At present, 10 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. 4 analysts call it Underweight, while 1 think it is Overweight. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 3.06.

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Univar (UNVR) Stock Price Up 5.7%

Finally, Baupost Group LLC MA increased its stake in Univar by 436.4% during the fourth quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 9,500,000 shares …

Univar logoShares of Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) rose 5.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $24.02 and last traded at $23.90. Approximately 4,658,246 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 198% from the average daily volume of 1,564,774 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.61.

UNVR has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Univar from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 14th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $27.00 price objective on Univar and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 7th. ValuEngine downgraded Univar from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Vertical Research upgraded Univar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 3rd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Univar from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

The stock has a market cap of $3.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.75, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.56. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. Univar had a return on equity of 19.36% and a net margin of 2.00%. The business had revenue of $1.97 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.34 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Univar Inc will post 1.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT lifted its position in shares of Univar by 29.8% in the fourth quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 10,971,291 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $194,631,000 after buying an additional 2,520,455 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its position in shares of Univar by 2.9% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 10,109,059 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $309,944,000 after buying an additional 282,560 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Univar by 2.0% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,694,360 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $297,229,000 after buying an additional 193,925 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its position in shares of Univar by 2.0% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 9,694,360 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $297,229,000 after buying an additional 193,925 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Baupost Group LLC MA increased its stake in Univar by 436.4% during the fourth quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 9,500,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $168,530,000 after acquiring an additional 7,728,900 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.18% of the company’s stock.

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About Univar (NYSE:UNVR)

Univar Inc distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, micro and macro nutrients, horticultural products, fertilizers, and feeds; storage, packaging, and logistics services for crop protection companies, storing chemicals, feed-grade materials, and seed and equipment parties; and pest control products and equipment.

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Univar Inc (UNVR) Received $27.25 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Baupost Group LLC MA grew its holdings in Univar by 436.4% in the fourth quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 9,500,000 shares of the basic …

Shares of Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $27.25.

UNVR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Vertical Research upgraded Univar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Univar from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Wells Fargo & Co reduced their price objective on Univar from $27.00 to $23.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, December 21st. Berenberg Bank set a $27.00 price objective on Univar and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 23rd. Finally, TheStreet cut Univar from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 4th.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in UNVR. Baupost Group LLC MA grew its holdings in Univar by 436.4% in the fourth quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 9,500,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $168,530,000 after purchasing an additional 7,728,900 shares during the period. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT grew its holdings in Univar by 29.8% in the fourth quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 10,971,291 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $194,631,000 after purchasing an additional 2,520,455 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new stake in Univar in the third quarter valued at approximately $50,565,000. Park Presidio Capital LLC grew its holdings in Univar by 2,228.4% in the third quarter. Park Presidio Capital LLC now owns 1,500,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $45,990,000 after purchasing an additional 1,435,578 shares during the period. Finally, Marathon Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in Univar in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $12,966,000. Institutional investors own 94.04% of the company’s stock.

Univar stock traded up $0.32 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $23.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 30,059 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,572,025. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.77. Univar has a 52-week low of $16.33 and a 52-week high of $31.23. The stock has a market cap of $3.34 billion, a PE ratio of 14.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.56.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.01. Univar had a return on equity of 19.36% and a net margin of 2.00%. The company had revenue of $1.97 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.01 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.34 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Univar will post 1.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Univar

Univar Inc distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, micro and macro nutrients, horticultural products, fertilizers, and feeds; storage, packaging, and logistics services for crop protection companies, storing chemicals, feed-grade materials, and seed and equipment parties; and pest control products and equipment.

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Univar (UNVR) Earns “Hold” Rating from Barclays

Finally, Baupost Group LLC MA raised its position in Univar by 436.4% in the 4th quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 9,500,000 shares of the …

Univar Inc logoBarclays restated their hold rating on shares of Univar (NYSE:UNVR) in a research note published on Monday, February 11th. The firm currently has a $24.00 target price on the basic materials company’s stock.

A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on UNVR. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Univar from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, October 19th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $27.00 target price on shares of Univar and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th. Berenberg Bank set a $27.00 target price on shares of Univar and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, November 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Univar from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Univar from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $28.00.

Shares of UNVR stock opened at $23.58 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.34 billion, a PE ratio of 14.56, a PEG ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a current ratio of 1.77 and a quick ratio of 1.14. Univar has a one year low of $16.33 and a one year high of $31.23.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.97 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. Univar had a net margin of 2.00% and a return on equity of 19.36%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.34 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Univar will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT raised its position in shares of Univar by 29.8% in the 4th quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 10,971,291 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $194,631,000 after purchasing an additional 2,520,455 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its position in Univar by 2.9% in the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 10,109,059 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $309,944,000 after buying an additional 282,560 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Univar by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,694,360 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $297,229,000 after buying an additional 193,925 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc raised its position in Univar by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 9,694,360 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $297,229,000 after buying an additional 193,925 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Baupost Group LLC MA raised its position in Univar by 436.4% in the 4th quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 9,500,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $168,530,000 after buying an additional 7,728,900 shares during the last quarter. 94.04% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Univar Company Profile

Univar Inc distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, micro and macro nutrients, horticultural products, fertilizers, and feeds; storage, packaging, and logistics services for crop protection companies, storing chemicals, feed-grade materials, and seed and equipment parties; and pest control products and equipment.

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