Uni-Select Inc. (TSE:UNS) – Research analysts at Desjardins increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Uni-Select in a report released on Thursday. Desjardins analyst B. Poirier now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $1.96 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.95. Desjardins also issued estimates for Uni-Select’s FY2019 earnings at $2.24 EPS.
A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on UNS. Scotiabank decreased their target price on Uni-Select from C$37.00 to C$33.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 10th. National Bank Financial reduced their target price on Uni-Select from C$38.00 to C$35.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Gabelli reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Uni-Select in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$36.38.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Sunday, December 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.093 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.37 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.39%. Uni-Select’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 18.40%.
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Uni-Select Company Profile
Uni-Select Inc is a Canada-based distributor of automotive products, and paint and related products for motor vehicles. The Company operates through three segments: Paint and Related Products (US), Automotive Products (Canada), and Corporate Office and Others. The Paint and Related Products (US) segment is engaged in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products representing its subsidiary, FinishMaster, Inc Automotive Products (Canada) is engaged in the distribution of automotive aftermarket parts, including refinish and industrial paint and related products, through Canadian networks.
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