Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) major shareholder Dahlia Investments Pte. Ltd. sold 75,587 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.14, for a total transaction of $2,353,779.18. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Univar Inc (NYSE UNVR) opened at $30.57 on Friday. Univar Inc has a one year low of $26.80 and a one year high of $33.15. The firm has a market cap of $4,310.00 and a P/E ratio of 132.91. The company has a current ratio of 1.79, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.13. Univar had a net margin of 0.41% and a return on equity of 17.30%. The business had revenue of $2.05 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.97 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Univar Inc will post 1.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Univar by 12.4% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,261 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $124,000 after purchasing an additional 469 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd increased its stake in shares of Univar by 13.5% during the second quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 8,467 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $247,000 after purchasing an additional 1,004 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Univar by 17.5% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 9,493 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $276,000 after purchasing an additional 1,413 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its stake in shares of Univar by 3.9% during the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 45,038 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,315,000 after purchasing an additional 1,685 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Quotient Investors LLC increased its stake in shares of Univar by 2.9% during the third quarter. Quotient Investors LLC now owns 71,101 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,057,000 after purchasing an additional 1,988 shares in the last quarter. 97.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

UNVR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Univar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Univar in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Univar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Univar presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.50.

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About Univar

Univar Inc is a distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals. The Company operates through four segments: Univar USA (USA); Univar Canada (Canada); Univar Europe and the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Rest of World. The Company’s USA segment supplies a range of commodity and specialty chemicals, as well as services to a range of end markets, including manufacturing and industrial production sectors in the United States.

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