Universal Corporation ( UVV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 10, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.52 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 11, 2015. Shareholders who purchased UVV prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.96% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $47.3, the dividend yield is 4.4%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UVV was $47.3, representing a -17.52% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.35 and a 23.5% increase over the 52 week low of $38.30.
UVV is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) and Altria Group ( MO ). UVV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.16.
Interested in gaining exposure to UVV through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UVV as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio ( PSCC )
- Guggenheim S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value ETF ( RZV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RZV with an increase of 2.84% over the last 100 days. PSCC has the highest percent weighting of UVV at 5.61%.