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How to buy Univar stock

Learn how to easily invest in Univar stock.

Univar Inc is a chemicals business based in the US. Univar shares (UNVR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Univar employs 9,450 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 stock price (NYSE: UNVR)

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Univar shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-01.
Latest market close$24.74
52-week range$21.56 - $34.00
50-day moving average $29.07
200-day moving average $28.30
Wall St. target price$36.70
PE ratio 7.6523
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.25

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Univar price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.74 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-28) -3.89%
1 month (2022-06-03) -21.66%
3 months (2022-04-01) N/A
6 months (2022-01-04) -13.77%
1 year (2021-07-02) 1.69%
2 years (2020-07-02) 44.76%
3 years (2019-07-05) 13.07%
5 years (2017-07-05) 28.59

Is Univar stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Univar's P/E ratio

Univar's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Univar shares trade at around 8x 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's PEG ratio

Univar'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'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's EBITDA

Univar's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $995.9 million.

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

Univar financials

Revenue TTM $10.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.84%
Gross profit TTM $2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.37%
Return on equity TTM 26.23%
Profit margin 5.61%
Book value $14.85
Market capitalisation $4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Univar share dividends

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

Univar share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Univar's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.56 up to $34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UNVR.US volatility(beta: 1.7)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's is 1.7001. This would suggest that Univar'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 overview

Univar Solutions Inc. distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and provides related services worldwide. It offers epoxy resins, polyurethanes, titanium dioxide, fumed silica, esters, plasticizers, silicones, and specialty amines; ingredients for cleaners, detergents, and disinfectant products; and base stocks, performance-enhancing additives for lubricants and metalworking fluids. The company also distributes specialty and basic chemicals, and ingredients used in skin and hair care products; 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, as well as provides excipients, solvents, reactants, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and intermediates to pharmaceutical ingredient producers. In addition, it offers chemical products for use at various stages of production, from sap stain prevention to pulp and paper manufacturing; and chemistries and products used to sanitize, balance, and supplement municipal and industrial water. Further, the company provides chemicals to midstream pipeline and downstream refinery operators, as well as chemicals and services to upstream oil and gas sector for offshore production, oil extraction, and waste management activities. Additionally, it offers transportation and warehousing services, chemicals and hazardous materials handling, waste management services, inventory management, and blending, mixing, and repackaging services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Univar is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.202% of Univar shares are held by insiders and 101.222% by institutions.
How many people work for Univar?
Latest data suggests 9,450 work at Univar.
When does the fiscal year end for Univar?
Univar's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Univar based?
Univar's address is: 3075 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, IL, United States, 60515
What is Univar's ISIN number?
Univar's international securities identification number is: US91336L1070
What is Univar's CUSIP number?
Univar's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 91336L107

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