Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR).
Raymond James & Associates sold 4,788 shares in quarter ending 09/30/2017 decreasing its exposure to Univar Inc by 2.5%. Its stake was valued at $5,377,000 a decrease of 3.4% as of the end of the quarter.
Raymond James & Associates isn’t the only one who has changed their investment in UNVR. As of the end of the quarter California State Teachers Retirement System had disposed of a total of 17,711 shares trimming its position 9.6%. The value of the investment in (UNVR) went from $5,387,000 to $4,825,000 decreasing 10.4% since the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp augmented its ownership by buying 20,419 shares an increase of 3.2%. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp currently owns 665,609 shares worth $19,256,000. The value of the position overall is up by 2.2%.
Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc grew its stake by buying 1,311 shares an increase of 2,260.3% in the quarter. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc owns 1,369 shares with a value of $39,605,000. The total value of its holdings increased 2,238.0%.
On November 6, 2017 SunTrust Banks maintained a “Hold” rating on the company. On September 15 Jefferies Group LLC kept the stock rating at “Buy” projecting a price of $39.00.
Credit Suisse Group lowered the price target on August 31 changing the forecast from $39.00 to $36.00 and stated a “Outperform” rating. August 31 investment analysts at Barclays PLC kept the company rating at “Hold” with a current price target of $32.00.
Equity analyst Barclays PLC raised the price target of the stock on August 7 boosting the projection from $33.00 to $34.00 with a rating of “Equal Weight”.
The company is unchanged by 0.00% percent from yesterday’s close. The company currently has a P/E ratio of 54.40 and the market value is 373.68T. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $900.33 with 7.63B shares presently outstanding.
Investors are more bearish on the company recently looking at the uptick in short interest. The stock recorded a rise in short interest from September 29, 2017 to October 13, 2017 of 18.13%. Short shares increased 356,379 over that period. With short interest at 2,322,249 and short average daily volume at 782,151, the short-interest ratio is 3.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.00% as of October 13.