Universal (UVV) Is At $49.40 Formed Wedge; Sonoco Products Co Has 1.19 Sentiment

Sonoco Products Company manufactures and sells industrial and consumer packaging products in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company has market cap of $5.49 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Consumer Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, Display and Packaging, and Protective Solutions. It has a 20.34 P/E ratio. The Consumer Packaging segment offers composite and thermoformed plastic round and shaped rigid containers and trays; extruded and injection-molded plastic products; printed flexible packaging products; brand artwork management; and metal and peelable membrane ends and closures.

Universal Corporation (UVV) formed wedge down with $45.45 target or 8.00% below today’s $49.40 share price. Universal Corporation (UVV) has $1.24 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.40% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $49.4. About 225,569 shares traded or 2.88% up from the average. Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) has risen 28.37% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.67% the S&P500.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $216,993 activity. On Monday, August 21 ADAMS JOHN B JR sold $35,713 worth of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) or 611 shares. On Monday, August 21 HUFFMAN JAMES A sold $181,280 worth of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) or 3,107 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 21 investors sold Universal Corporation shares while 57 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 21.48 million shares or 4.73% less from 22.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 4,423 were reported by Gsa Cap Prns Limited Liability Partnership. Martingale Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership has 78,607 shares. Quantbot Ltd Partnership stated it has 1,817 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Co owns 7,366 shares. Price T Rowe Assocs Md owns 12,483 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, a Tennessee-based fund reported 22,314 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 27,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Proshare Lc owns 131,149 shares. Hl Fincl Ltd Llc owns 0% invested in Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) for 4,386 shares. Raymond James And Associates accumulated 8,156 shares. Crawford Invest Counsel Inc holds 17,039 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. South Dakota Investment Council has invested 0.03% in Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV). Alliancebernstein L P reported 46,638 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 18,489 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 81,164 are held by Prudential Fincl.

Analysts await Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 17.74% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.62 per share. SON’s profit will be $72.56M for 18.91 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual earnings per share reported by Sonoco Products Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.95% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $55.21. About 421,417 shares traded or 4.47% up from the average. Sonoco Products Company (SON) has risen 9.55% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.15% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $366,758 activity.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc holds 3.62% of its portfolio in Sonoco Products Company for 345,010 shares. Shufro Rose & Co Llc owns 372,928 shares or 1.89% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Evanston Investments Inc. Dba Evanston Advisors has 1.82% invested in the company for 150,287 shares. The Massachusetts-based Ct Mason has invested 1.13% in the stock. Brookmont Capital Management, a Texas-based fund reported 34,406 shares.

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