Momentum Stock Watch: Univar Inc. (UNVR)

Company Profile:

Univar Inc. distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, micro and macro nutrients, horticultural products, and fertilizers; storage, packaging, and logistics services for crop protection companies; and pest control products and equipment. It distributes its products through warehouse and direct-to-consumer delivery channels. Univar Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Recent News:

On May 9, 2019, the company named Heather Kos as vice president, investor relations. Kos succeeds David Lim, who will transition to vice president of corporate development, to focus on the Company’s M&A program, portfolio management, and successful integration of the recent Nexeo Solutions acquisition.

For the first Quarter 2019, the company reported a net loss of $63.9 million, or ($0.43) per share, compared to net income of $65.4 million, or $0.46 per share, in the prior year first quarter.

For the full year 2019, Univar Solutions continues to expect to earn $740 to $760 million in Adjusted EBITDA, compared to $640 million earned in the prior year.

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



UNVR’s strengths can be seen in its better profitability and better efficiency compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. The RSI(14) stands at 59.06 with positive bias. We rate Univar Inc. (UNVR) a STRONG BUY.

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