Goldman Upgrade Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR]. What else is Wall St. saying?

Univar Solutions Inc. [NYSE: UNVR] gained 3.78% on the last trading session, reaching $18.40 price per share at the time. The company report on October 9, 2020 that Univar Solutions to Report 2020 Third Quarter Financial Results on November 4.

Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar Solutions” or “the Company”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, today announced that on November 4, 2020 it plans to report financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020.

After the market closes on November 4, Univar Solutions plans to issue its third quarter news release. At the same time, the Company will post a slide presentation in the investor relations section of its website at Following the release, at 9:00 a.m. ET on November 5, the Company will host a webcast with investors to discuss the third quarter results. The webcast will be accessible through the investor relations section on the Univar Solutions’ website.

Univar Solutions Inc. represents 168.90 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $3.04 billion with the latest information. UNVR stock price has been found in the range of $17.78 to $18.40.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.34M shares, UNVR reached a trading volume of 2356483 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for UNVR shares is $21.85 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on UNVR stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for Univar Solutions Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on March 30, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 19, 2020, representing the official price target for Univar Solutions Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $27 to $25, while Berenberg kept a Hold rating on UNVR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Univar Solutions Inc. is set at 0.70, with the Price to Sales ratio for UNVR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.35. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.83, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.31. Price to Free Cash Flow for UNVR in the course of the last twelve months was 6.14 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

Trading performance analysis for UNVR stock

Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.60. With this latest performance, UNVR shares gained by 7.16% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 40.35% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -7.07% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for UNVR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.26, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 64.52, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.70 for Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.74, while it was recorded at 17.72 for the last single week of trading, and 17.07 for the last 200 days.

Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.74 and a Gross Margin at +20.74. Univar Solutions Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -1.14.

Return on Total Capital for UNVR is now 10.75, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -2.61. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -7.22, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.79. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 166.00. Additionally, UNVR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 62.41, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 44.29. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 161.78, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 60.82.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR] managed to generate an average of -$10,252 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.24 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.58.Univar Solutions Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.

Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Univar Solutions Inc. posted 0.36/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.36/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for UNVR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Univar Solutions Inc. go to 6.14%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Univar Solutions Inc. [UNVR]

There are presently around $3,331 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UNVR stocks are: EDGEPOINT INVESTMENT GROUP INC. with ownership of 15,352,930, which is approximately -0.407% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 14,809,764 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $272.5 million in UNVR stocks shares; and TCI FUND MANAGEMENT LTD, currently with $232.44 million in UNVR stock with ownership of nearly -20.263% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Univar Solutions Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 132 institutional holders increased their position in Univar Solutions Inc. [NYSE:UNVR] by around 35,524,287 shares. Additionally, 97 investors decreased positions by around 31,823,173 shares, while 11 investors held positions by with 113,711,355 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 181,058,815 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UNVR stock had 60 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,841,596 shares, while 39 institutional investors sold positions of 9,504,410 shares during the same period.

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