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How to buy Univar Solutions stock | $18.25

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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 10,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Univar Solutions

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Univar Solutions. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: UNVR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Univar Solutions reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$18.25, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Univar Solutions, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Univar Solutions. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Univar Solutions share price

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Univar Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$18.25
52-week range USD$6.4 - USD$24.77
50-day moving average USD$17.8169
200-day moving average USD$17.2371
Wall St. target price USD$21.5
PE ratio 98.6096
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.187

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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 $18.25 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -0.27%
1 month (2020-11-06) 8.96%
3 months (2020-09-04) 5.92%
6 months (2020-06-05) 3.22%
1 year (2019-12-05) -21.17%
2 years (2018-12-04) -10.50%
3 years (2017-12-05) -37.95%
5 years (2015-12-04) 0.05%

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 99x. In other words, Univar Solutions shares trade at around 99x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 USD$558.1 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 USD$8.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.98%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.19%
Return on equity TTM 1.8%
Profit margin 0.38%
Book value $10.355
Market capitalisation USD$3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Univar Solutions shares

There are currently 2.7 million Univar Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Univar Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 47% down from 5.2 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 1.7 million). Univar Solutions's SIR currently stands at 1.62. In other words for every 100,000 Univar Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1620 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 0.0165% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Univar Solutions shares, roughly 17 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 $6.4 up to $24.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UNVR.US volatility(beta: 2.1)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 2.1048. This would suggest that Univar Solutions's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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 products for water treatment that includes pH adjusters, flocculants, coagulants, dechlorinators, and disinfectants. Further, it provides transportation and warehousing infrastructure, chemicals and hazardous materials handling, waste management services, inventory management, and blending and repackaging services, as well as industrial cleaning, site remediation, and emergency environmental response services. Univar Solutions Inc. distributes its products through warehouse and direct-to-consumer delivery channels. The company was formerly known as Univar Inc. and changed its name to Univar Solutions Inc. in September 2019. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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