Equitec Specialists LLC Has Cut Universal Corp Va (Put) (UVV) Position by $5.62 Million as Valuation Rose

June 20, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.36, from 1.2 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 11 investors sold UVV shares while 50 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 22.10 million shares or 2.25% more from 21.61 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Tower Cap Lc (Trc) has 170 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 11,712 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Bancorp Of America De owns 42,200 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Guggenheim Capital reported 131,308 shares stake. Creative Planning holds 0% in Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) or 4,074 shares. Denali Lc holds 28 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Lc invested in 264,028 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Renaissance Techs Limited Company holds 153,200 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Tfs Cap Lc has invested 0.09% in Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV). Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.41% of its portfolio in Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) for 383,067 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 16,618 shares. Pinebridge Investments Lp has 0.03% invested in Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 17,398 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Sg Americas Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV). Hutchin Hill Capital Lp accumulated 11,600 shares.

Since January 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 sales for $6.28 million activity. 1,000 shares were sold by SLEDD ROBERT C, worth $74,600. Another trade for 4,500 shares valued at $342,629 was sold by Wigner Preston Douglas. The insider HUFFMAN JAMES A sold 6,658 shares worth $507,340. Formacek Candace C also sold $67,347 worth of Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) on Friday, February 10. The insider CROCKER CHESTER A sold $58,240. Shares for $386,250 were sold by Broome Theodore G. The insider Moore David C sold $1.45M.

Equitec Specialists Llc decreased its stake in Universal Corp Va (Put) (UVV) by 82.82% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Equitec Specialists Llc sold 89,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,500 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $1.18M, down from 107,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Equitec Specialists Llc who had been investing in Universal Corp Va (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.67B market cap company. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $66.85. About shares traded. Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) has risen 28.37% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.67% the S&P500.

Equitec Specialists Llc, which manages about $419.21M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 35,460 shares to 35,560 shares, valued at $3.07M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Black Hills Corp by 101,589 shares in the quarter, for a total of 174,758 shares, and has risen its stake in Western Digital Corp (Put) (NASDAQ:WDC).

More notable recent Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) news were published by: Dividend.com which released: “Universal Corp: Tobacco Company for a Passive Investor?” on June 14, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: “BRIEF-Universal Corporation Q4 loss per share $1.64” published on May 23, 2017, Gurufocus.com published: “Universal Corp (UVV) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on March 31, 2017” on May 26, 2017. More interesting news about Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Universal Corp. (UVV) Declares $0.54 Quarterly Dividend; 3.1% Yield” published on May 23, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Universal Corp.: A Great Defensive Stock At A Fair Price” with publication date: March 27, 2017.

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