Getting Defensive In Emerging Markets: Univar Inc. (UNVR)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 9 May (In 88 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.36 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.33 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 5.00%, a profit margin of 2.30% and a gross margin of 22.00%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR). Most recently, on September 21st, 2018, Deutsche Bank Resumed a Buy rating. Before that, on September 4th, 2018, Berenberg Upgrade to Buy. Berenberg Upgrade a Hold rating on July 6th, 2018, SunTrust Upgrade an Buy rating on February 13th, 2018, and Berenberg Initiated a Sell rating on July 6th, 2017.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 139.56M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 2.98B. In the last trading day, 4,363,037 shares of Univar Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 1.49M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.17 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +0.80% and a moving average of 21.43. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $1.46 (which is +7.34%) and the stock’s moving average was 20.54. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of UNVR changed by -$0.90 (which is -4.04%) and demonstrated a moving average of 19.58.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 81.15%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 82.11% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 84.94%. Using a similar metric, Univar Inc. (UNVR) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 88.55% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 89.36% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 91.35%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.25 over the past 9 days, 0.58 over the past two weeks, and 0.86 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $21.35 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $31.23 and a low of $16.33. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd Held shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 14,078,012 shares of the company’s stock. This share count represents that Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd now held 9.94% stake in Univar Inc. (UNVR)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) experienced a high price of $21.65 and low point of $19.54. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 21.35 per share, following a loss of -$1.56, or 1.18% during the full day.