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Univar Solutions Inc
+$0.07 (+0.29%)

Univar Solutions is a chemicals business based in the US. Univar Solutions stocks (UNVR.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $24.54 – an increase of 0.3% over the previous week. Univar Solutions employs 9,457 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.2 billion.

How to buy Univar Solutions stock in Canada

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: UNVR in this case.
  5. Research Univar Solutions stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Univar Solutions stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Univar Solutions's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Univar Solutions's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $27, which is 15.04% up on its pre-crash value of $22.94 and 321.88% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $6.4.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Univar Solutions stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $402.60 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,235.25.

Univar Solutions stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of UNVR stocks over time.

Univar Solutions stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$27
52-week range$15.7 - $28
50-day moving average $24.8043
200-day moving average $23.0854
Wall St. target price$27.5
PE ratio 66.3881
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.371

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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 last close of $27

1 month (2021-07-02) 10.97%
3 months (2021-04-30) 15.63%

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 66x. In other words, Univar Solutions stocks trade at around 66x 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 stocks 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 stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Univar Solutions's EBITDA

Univar Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$597.7 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$8.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.57%
Gross profit TTM USD$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.58%
Return on equity TTM 3.56%
Profit margin 0.77%
Book value $11.02
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Univar Solutions stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "UNVR.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.3 million Univar Solutions stocks held short by investors – that's known as Univar Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 6.4% up from 2.2 million last month.

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

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

Univar Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Univar Solutions stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Univar Solutions stocks traded daily (recently around 915274.4). Univar Solutions's SIR currently stands at 2.5. In other words for every 100,000 Univar Solutions stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2500 stocks are currently held short.

However Univar Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Univar Solutions stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Univar Solutions stocks (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 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Univar Solutions stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0136% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Univar Solutions stocks, roughly 14 stocks are currently held short).

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

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

Univar Solutions stock dividends

We're not expecting Univar Solutions to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.

Univar Solutions stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Univar Solutions's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $15.7 up to $28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UNVR.US volatility(beta: 1.93)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Univar Solutions's is 1.9336. This would suggest that Univar Solutions's stocks 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. 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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