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How to buy Universal Insurance (UVE) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Universal Insurance stock.

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc
NYSE: UVE - USD
INSURANCE-PROPERTY & CASUALTY
$13.22
+$0.07 (+0.53%)

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Universal Insurance shares (UVE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Universal Insurance employs 909 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Universal Insurance stock price (NYSE: UVE)

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Universal Insurance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$13.91
52-week range$11.49 - $20.02
50-day moving average $13.82
200-day moving average $14.39
Wall St. target price$15.00
PE ratio 16.3151
Dividend yield $0.64 (4.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.81

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Universal Insurance price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.91 from 2021-05-26

1 week (2021-07-15) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -0.78%
3 months (2021-04-26) 1.53%
6 months (2021-01-22) N/A
1 year (2020-07-22) N/A
2 years (2019-07-22) N/A
3 years (2018-07-22) N/A
5 years (2016-07-22) N/A

Is Universal Insurance under- or over-valued?

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

Universal Insurance's P/E ratio

Universal Insurance's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Universal Insurance shares trade at around 16x 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.

Universal Insurance's EBITDA

Universal Insurance's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $38.1 million.

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

Universal Insurance financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.01%
Gross profit TTM $314 million
Return on assets TTM 1.27%
Return on equity TTM 5.36%
Profit margin 2.31%
Book value $14.57
Market capitalisation $410.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Universal Insurance shares

There are currently 509,884 Universal Insurance shares held short by investors – that's known as Universal Insurance's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% down from 571,853 last month.

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

Universal Insurance's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Universal Insurance's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Universal Insurance shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Universal Insurance shares traded daily (recently around 184740.57971014). Universal Insurance's SIR currently stands at 2.76. In other words for every 100,000 Universal Insurance shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2760 shares are currently held short.

However Universal Insurance's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Universal Insurance shares, or, against the total number of tradable Universal Insurance shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Universal Insurance's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Universal Insurance shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0182% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Universal Insurance 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 Universal Insurance.

Find out more about how you can short Universal Insurance stock.

Universal Insurance share dividends

77%

Dividend payout ratio: 77.11% of net profits

Recently Universal Insurance has paid out, on average, around 77.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Universal Insurance shareholders could enjoy a 4.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Universal Insurance's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

Universal Insurance's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Universal Insurance's most recent dividend payout was on 20 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Universal Insurance's shares ever split?

Universal Insurance's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 5 December 1994. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Universal Insurance shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Universal Insurance shares which in turn could have impacted Universal Insurance's share price.

Universal Insurance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Universal Insurance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.4922 up to $20.0177. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UVE.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 Universal Insurance's is 1.0577. This would suggest that Universal Insurance's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Universal Insurance overview

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated insurance holding company in the United States. The company develops, markets, and underwrites insurance products for personal residential insurance, such as homeowners, renters/tenants, condo unit owners, and dwelling/fire; allied lines, coverage for other structures, and personal property; and commercial residential multi-peril, as well as liability and personal articles coverages. The company also advises on actuarial issues, oversees distribution, administers claims payments, performs policy administration and underwriting, and assists with reinsurance negotiations; places and manages reinsurance programs for the insurance entities; and operates Clovered, in which consumers receive side-by-side quotes from multiple carriers across multiple states, as well as educational materials about homeowners insurance policies. It offers its products through a network of independent agents, as well as Universal Direct, a direct-to-consumer online platform, which enables homeowners to directly purchase, pay for, and bind homeowners' policies. The company was formerly known as Universal Heights, Inc. and changed its name to Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Universal Insurance is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.083% of Universal Insurance shares are held by insiders and 68.997% by institutions.
How many people work for Universal Insurance?
Latest data suggests 909 work at Universal Insurance.
When does the fiscal year end for Universal Insurance?
Universal Insurance's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Universal Insurance based?
Universal Insurance's address is: 1110 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States, 33309
What is Universal Insurance's ISIN number?
Universal Insurance's international securities identification number is: US91359V1070
What is Universal Insurance's CUSIP number?
Universal Insurance's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 91359C307

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