News articles about Universal (NYSE:UVV) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Universal earned a news impact score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4728202786074 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Universal Currency (fortune.com)
- Stellar’s McCaleb: Blockchain Could Power ‘Universal Payments Network’ By 2028 (cointelegraph.com)
- ART19 to Host Over 100 Podcasts from NBC Sports, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Entertainment, Bravo, Oxygen and SYFY (prweb.com)
- Universal Display stock rises after Gabelli analyst upgrades to buy, dismisses Apple MicroLED concerns (marketwatch.com)
- NBC Universal, Unity, Intel, and Microsoft kick off big indie game contest (venturebeat.com)
Shares of Universal stock opened at $47.00 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,197.18, a PE ratio of 36.15 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 2.78 and a current ratio of 6.15. Universal has a 1-year low of $45.95 and a 1-year high of $75.70.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 7th. Investors of record on Monday, April 9th will be issued a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 6th. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.68%. Universal’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 169.23%.
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Universal 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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