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How to buy Univar Solutions stock | $25.75

Learn how to easily invest in Univar Solutions stock.

Univar Solutions Inc is a chemicals business based in the US. Univar Solutions shares (UNVR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Univar Solutions employs 9,457 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – UNVR – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Univar Solutions stock price (NYSE: UNVR)

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Univar Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$25.75
52-week range$16.18 - $28.00
50-day moving average $23.90
200-day moving average $24.36
Wall St. target price$29.40
PE ratio 20.3962
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.26

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Is it a good time to buy Univar Solutions stock?

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Univar Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.75 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-13) 0.94%
1 month (2021-09-20) 16.78%
3 months (2021-07-20) 9.02%
6 months (2021-04-20) 15.16%
1 year (2020-10-20) 40.86%
2 years (2019-10-18) 23.21%
3 years (2018-10-19) 26.6
5 years (2016-10-20) 16.94%

Is Univar Solutions under- or over-valued?

Valuing Univar Solutions stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Univar Solutions's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Univar Solutions's P/E ratio

Univar Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Univar Solutions shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Univar Solutions's PEG ratio

Univar Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.42. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Univar Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Univar Solutions's EBITDA

Univar Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $637.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Univar Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Univar Solutions financials

Revenue TTM $8.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.89%
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.98%
Return on equity TTM 11.29%
Profit margin 2.5%
Book value $12.28
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Univar Solutions shares

There are currently 3.1 million Univar Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Univar Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 27.7% up from 2.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Univar Solutions shares can be evaluated.

Univar Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Univar Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Univar Solutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Univar Solutions shares traded daily (recently around 833546.0916442). Univar Solutions's SIR currently stands at 3.71. In other words for every 100,000 Univar Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3710 shares are currently held short.

However Univar Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Univar Solutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable Univar Solutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Univar Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Univar Solutions shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0183% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Univar Solutions shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Univar Solutions.

Find out more about how you can short Univar Solutions stock.

Univar Solutions share dividends

We're not expecting Univar Solutions to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Univar Solutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Univar Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.18 up to $28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UNVR.US volatility(beta: 1.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Univar Solutions's is 1.9021. This would suggest that Univar Solutions's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Univar Solutions overview

Univar Solutions Inc. distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It also provides epoxy resins, polyurethanes, titanium dioxide, fumed silica, esters, plasticizers, silicones, and specialty amines; chemicals and service to midstream pipeline and downstream refinery operators; and commodity and specialty products for meat processing, baked goods, dairy, grain mill products, processed foods, carbonated soft drinks, fruit drinks, and alcoholic beverage markets. In addition, the company offers chemical products for use at various stages of production, from sap stain prevention to pulp and paper manufacturing; ingredients for cleaners, detergents, and disinfectant products; base stocks and performance-enhancing additives for lubricants and metalworking fluids; excipients, solvents, reactants, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and intermediates to pharmaceutical ingredient producers; and chemistries and products used to sanitize, balance, and supplement municipal and industrial water. Further, it provides transportation and warehousing services, chemicals and hazardous materials handling, waste management services, inventory management, and blending and repackaging services. Univar Solutions Inc. distributes its products through warehouse and direct-to-consumer delivery channels.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Univar Solutions is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.922% of Univar Solutions shares are held by insiders and 98.213% by institutions.
How many people work for Univar Solutions?
Latest data suggests 9,457 work at Univar Solutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Univar Solutions?
Univar Solutions's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Univar Solutions based?
Univar Solutions's address is: 3075 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, IL, United States, 60515
What is Univar Solutions's ISIN number?
Univar Solutions's international securities identification number is: US91336L1070
What is Univar Solutions's CUSIP number?
Univar Solutions's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 91336L107

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