Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) VP Preston Douglas Wigner sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.75, for a total value of $65,750.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) traded up 0.90% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $66.95. The company had a trading volume of 67,838 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 76.08 and a beta of 1.40. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $69.03 and its 200-day moving average is $68.35. Universal Corporation has a one year low of $52.40 and a one year high of $83.35.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 10th will be paid a $0.54 dividend. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 6th. Universal Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 276.93%.

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Separately, TheStreet cut Universal Corporation from an “a” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd.

Universal Corporation Company Profile

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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