The Insider Activity Of Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. (UVE) Should Not Be Ignored


As of Wednesday close, Universal Insurance Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE:UVE) stock was down -$0.09, moving down -0.82 percent to $10.85. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 119,500 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.43 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 160,475, while in the previous 50 days, it was 193,042.

Since last month, UVE stock rose 12.44%. Shares of the company fell to $9.11 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $19.64 was reached on 01/13/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $8.39. Since the beginning of this year, UVE’s stock price has dropped by -36.18% or -$6.15, and marked a new high 8 times. However, the stock has declined by -44.76% since its 52-week high.

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UVE stock investors should be aware that Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. (UVE) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 24 days ago on Oct 31. McCahill Francis Xavier III, the Director of the company, purchased of 3,000 shares for $10.17 on Oct 31. It resulted in a $30,510 investment by the insider. PETERSON RICHARD D added 1,075 shares at an average price of $9.30 on Sep 29. The insider now owns 6,412 shares following the transaction. On Sep 28, Director Callahan Scott P. bought 2,500 shares at $9.45 apiece. The transaction was valued at $23,623.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 0.97. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.28, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.27, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 2.15 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.16 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.16. On Thursday February 10 2022, a $0.13 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.40, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.41. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled -10.50%.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -26.30%.

In Universal Insurance Holdings Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $102.97 million. UVE’s revenue rose 10.75% to $292.01 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $312.81 million. While analysts expected Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. to report -$2.45 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$2.27 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 7.30%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $30.51 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Universal Insurance Holdings Inc.’s (UVE) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 40.02%, the RSI 9-day stood at 64.84% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. price is up by +4.13% percent or $0.43. At present, UVE shares trade +13.14% above its 20-day simple moving average and -15.76% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -7.19% below its SMA50 and -38.04% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 84.70% and Stochastic coefficient D was 80.00%, while ATR was 0.45. Given the Stochastic reading of 87.07% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 60.27%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.28, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.39.


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