Univar Inc (UNVR) Stake Raised by TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC

Baupost Group LLC MA acquired a new stake in shares of Univar during the third quarter valued at $54,302,000. AQR Capital Management LLC …

Univar logoTIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) by 8.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 596,276 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 48,202 shares during the quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.42% of Univar worth $18,282,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Univar by 2.6% during the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 766,593 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $23,504,000 after acquiring an additional 19,126 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Univar during the third quarter valued at $13,366,000. Baupost Group LLC MA acquired a new stake in shares of Univar during the third quarter valued at $54,302,000. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Univar by 62.7% during the third quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 193,080 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $5,920,000 after acquiring an additional 74,384 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its stake in shares of Univar by 4.2% during the third quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 815,152 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $24,992,000 after acquiring an additional 33,072 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.66% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on UNVR. Zacks Investment Research raised Univar from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 14th. Vertical Research raised Univar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co set a $27.00 price objective on Univar and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th. ValuEngine lowered Univar from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Univar from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Univar has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.20.

In other news, insider Stephen D. Newlin purchased 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $23.02 per share, for a total transaction of $69,060.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Christopher D. Pappas purchased 10,000 shares of Univar stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $23.11 per share, for a total transaction of $231,100.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 14,500 shares of company stock valued at $335,095 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 0.55% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE UNVR opened at $20.44 on Friday. Univar Inc has a one year low of $16.33 and a one year high of $31.48. The company has a current ratio of 1.77, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.71, a PEG ratio of 0.94 and a beta of 1.46.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.02). Univar had a net margin of 2.30% and a return on equity of 19.82%. The business had revenue of $2.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.18 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.36 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Univar Inc will post 1.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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 (NYSE:UNVR) Holdings Boosted by Teachers Advisors LLC

Baupost Group LLC MA bought a new stake in Univar in the third quarter valued at approximately $54,302,000. AQR Capital Management LLC grew …

Univar logoTeachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) by 2.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 766,593 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,126 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned about 0.54% of Univar worth $23,504,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNVR. Neuberger Berman Group LLC bought a new stake in Univar in the third quarter valued at approximately $13,366,000. Baupost Group LLC MA bought a new stake in Univar in the third quarter valued at approximately $54,302,000. AQR Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Univar by 62.7% in the third quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 193,080 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $5,920,000 after purchasing an additional 74,384 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans grew its position in shares of Univar by 4.2% in the third quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 815,152 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $24,992,000 after purchasing an additional 33,072 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Man Group plc grew its position in shares of Univar by 2.3% in the third quarter. Man Group plc now owns 511,694 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $15,688,000 after purchasing an additional 11,472 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.66% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider Stephen D. Newlin bought 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $23.02 per share, with a total value of $69,060.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Jeffrey W. Carr acquired 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $23.29 per share, with a total value of $34,935.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 14,500 shares of company stock valued at $335,095. 0.55% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of UNVR opened at $19.57 on Wednesday. Univar Inc has a 52 week low of $16.33 and a 52 week high of $31.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.78 billion, a PE ratio of 14.08, a PEG ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 1.46. 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 (NYSE:UNVR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.02). Univar had a net margin of 2.30% and a return on equity of 19.82%. The firm had revenue of $2.13 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.18 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.36 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts expect that Univar Inc will post 1.61 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Univar from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. TheStreet downgraded Univar from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Univar in a research report on Friday, September 21st. Berenberg Bank set a $27.00 price target on Univar and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Univar from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.20.

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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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Man Group plc Acquires 11472 Shares of Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR)

Finally, Baupost Group LLC MA acquired a new position in Univar in the third quarter valued at $54,302,000. 93.66% of the stock is owned by hedge …

Univar logoMan Group plc boosted its position in Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) by 2.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 511,694 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,472 shares during the period. Man Group plc owned about 0.36% of Univar worth $15,688,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNVR. FMR LLC increased its position in Univar by 2.9% during 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. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT boosted its holdings in Univar by 23.9% in the third quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 8,450,836 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $259,103,000 after acquiring an additional 1,628,591 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Univar by 11.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,942,775 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $129,698,000 after acquiring an additional 521,840 shares during the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its holdings in Univar by 12.6% in the third quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 4,351,362 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $133,411,000 after acquiring an additional 485,488 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Baupost Group LLC MA acquired a new position in Univar in the third quarter valued at $54,302,000. 93.66% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:UNVR traded down $0.23 during trading on Friday, hitting $19.66. 1,203,394 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,857,962. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.84 billion, a PE ratio of 14.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.94 and a beta of 1.46. Univar Inc has a one year low of $16.33 and a one year high of $31.84. The company has a current ratio of 1.77, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $2.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.18 billion. Univar had a return on equity of 19.82% and a net margin of 2.30%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.36 earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that Univar Inc will post 1.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co reduced their price objective on Univar from $27.00 to $23.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, December 21st. 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. TheStreet cut Univar from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 4th. ValuEngine cut Univar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 19th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Univar in a report on Friday, September 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.20.

In related news, insider Stephen D. Newlin acquired 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $23.02 per share, for a total transaction of $69,060.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Jeffrey W. Carr bought 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $23.29 per share, for a total transaction of $34,935.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 14,500 shares of company stock valued at $335,095 over the last 90 days. 0.55% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Acquires 33072 Shares of Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR)

Baupost Group LLC MA acquired a new position in Univar during the 3rd quarter valued at about $54,302,000. American Century Companies Inc.

Univar logoThrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its stake in Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) by 4.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 815,152 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 33,072 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans owned 0.58% of Univar worth $24,992,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Baupost Group LLC MA acquired a new position in Univar during the 3rd quarter valued at about $54,302,000. American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Univar in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $50,565,000. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT lifted its stake in shares of Univar by 23.9% in the 3rd quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 8,450,836 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $259,103,000 after acquiring an additional 1,628,591 shares during the period. Park Presidio Capital LLC lifted its stake in shares of Univar by 2,228.4% in the 3rd quarter. Park Presidio Capital LLC now owns 1,500,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $45,990,000 after acquiring an additional 1,435,578 shares during the period. Finally, Millennium Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Univar by 113.0% in the 2nd quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,576,688 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $41,372,000 after acquiring an additional 836,522 shares during the period. 93.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on UNVR shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Univar from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 21st. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Univar in a report on Friday, September 21st. Wells Fargo & Co set a $27.00 target price on shares of Univar and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Berenberg Bank set a $27.00 target price on shares of Univar and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 23rd. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Univar from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.20.

In other news, Director Christopher D. Pappas acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $23.11 per share, with a total value of $231,100.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Stephen D. Newlin acquired 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $23.02 per share, with a total value of $69,060.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 14,500 shares of company stock valued at $335,095 over the last three months. Insiders own 0.55% of the company’s stock.

UNVR traded down $0.14 on Thursday, reaching $19.89. 1,071,350 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,951,479. Univar Inc has a 52-week low of $16.33 and a 52-week high of $31.84. The company has a market capitalization of $2.62 billion, a PE ratio of 14.31, a PEG ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 1.46. 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 (NYSE:UNVR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $2.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.18 billion. Univar had a net margin of 2.30% and a return on equity of 19.82%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.36 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Univar Inc will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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Could Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) See a Reversal After Less Sellers Came In?

… September 19, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com’s news article titled: “Baupost Group’s 13F Shows New Stake in Liberty (LBTYK), Univar (UNVR), …

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The stock of Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) registered a decrease of 6.36% in short interest. UNVR’s total short interest was 5.02 million shares in January as published by FINRA. Its down 6.36% from 5.36M shares, reported previously. With 2.41 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their UNVR’s short positions. The short interest to Univar Inc’s float is 4.4%.

The stock decreased 1.52% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $17.53. About 1.62 million shares traded. Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) has declined 36.21% since January 4, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.21% the S&P500.

Univar Inc. distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.48 billion. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seed, micronutrients, macronutrients, horticultural products, fertilizers, and feed; 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. It has a 12.57 P/E ratio. The firm also provides organic, inorganic, and polymer chemistries; enzymes, surfactants, solvents, dispersants, thickeners, bleaching aides, builders, chelants, alkalis, and other chemicals for the manufacturing of cleaning products; resins, pigments, solvents, thickeners, dispersants, and other additives; and epoxy resins, polyurethanes, titanium dioxides, fumed silica, esters, plasticizers, silicones, and specialty amines.

Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering Univar (NYSE:UNVR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Univar had 4 analyst reports since August 6, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of UNVR in report on Monday, August 6 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Berenberg upgraded the shares of UNVR in report on Tuesday, September 4 to “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of UNVR in report on Friday, December 21 with “Outperform” rating.

More notable recent Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) news were published by: Zacks.com which released: “Univar (UNVR) Up 19% in 3 Months: What’s Driving the Stock? – Zacks.com” on October 01, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Here’s Why Univar, Nexeo Solutions, and Balchem Corporation Fell on Tuesday – Motley Fool” published on November 07, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Univar (UNVR) to Acquire Nexeo Solutions (NXEO) for ~$2B – StreetInsider.com” on September 17, 2018. More interesting news about Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “TPG cashes in again on $2B merger of Nexeo Solutions and Univar – Dallas Business Journal” published on September 19, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Baupost Group’s 13F Shows New Stake in Liberty (LBTYK), Univar (UNVR), Increase in AmerisourceBergen (ABC), (more …) – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: November 13, 2018.

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