Univar Inc (UNVR) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Univar from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Univar in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Univar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th.

Univar (UNVR) opened at $27.39 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,020.00 and a PE ratio of 119.09. Univar has a 1 year low of $26.80 and a 1 year high of $33.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.79, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70.

In related news, Director Mark John Byrne sold 90,034 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.13, for a total value of $2,622,690.42. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 63,994 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,864,145.22. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Christopher D. Pappas bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $30.84 per share, with a total value of $308,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 59,840 shares in the company, valued at $1,845,465.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 10,234,012 shares of company stock valued at $294,934,867. Insiders own 1.82% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in Univar by 45.6% during the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,202 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $192,000 after acquiring an additional 1,941 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. purchased a new stake in Univar during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd raised its stake in Univar by 13.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 8,467 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $247,000 after acquiring an additional 1,004 shares during the last quarter. Bourgeon Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Univar during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $260,000. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue purchased a new stake in Univar during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $275,000. 97.97% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Univar Company Profile

Univar Inc is a distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals. The Company operates through four segments: Univar USA (USA); Univar Canada (Canada); Univar Europe and the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Rest of World. The Company’s USA segment supplies a range of commodity and specialty chemicals, as well as services to a range of end markets, including manufacturing and industrial production sectors in the United States.

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