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Surging Earnings Estimates Signal Good News for Univar (UNVR)

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Univar Inc. (UNVR - Free Report) is a distributor of chemicals and innovative services that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on UNVR’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Univar could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for UNVR

In the past 30 days, one estimate has gone higher for Univar while one has gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 19 cents a share 30 days ago, to 22 cents today, a move of 15.8%.

Current Year Estimates for UNVR

Meanwhile, Univar’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with three estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from 86 cents per share 30 days ago to $1.20 per share today, an increase of 39.5%.  

Univar Inc. Price and Consensus


Univar Inc. Price and Consensus | Univar Inc. Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 6.2% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So, investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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