Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, June 2, 2014, 92 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $256.46 to $6,915,950.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Universal (UVV) - FREE Research Report Adams John B Jr, who is Director at Universal, sold 1,925 shares at $53.42 on June 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,827 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.27% with the 1,925-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $52.63, down $0.79, or 1.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 7,500
12-Week # shares sold: 7,500
24-Week # shares sold: 19,066
The average volume for Universal has been 215,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are down 3.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Universal Corporation operates as a leaf tobacco merchant and processor worldwide. It is engaged in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.81%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Universal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on UVV - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Universal as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Universal Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.