Univar Inc. (UNVR): Longview Asset Management Reports Large New Stake

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James A. Star‘s  Longview Asset Management recently filed a Form 13G with the SEC, in which it disclosed a new stake in Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR). Longview Asset Management reported owning 12.05 million common shares of Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) which account for 8.73% of the company’s outstanding stock.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) is a company which distributes chemistry and related products ascross the U.S, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and other parts of the world. Recently, the company’s ChemCareSM Waste Management Service gained high recognition in the form of being awarded the OSHA’s Highest Certification for Exemplary Safety and Health Management. Over the past 12 months, the company’s shares have dropped by 22.4%. For the first quarter of 2016, Univar (NYSE:UNVR) reported GAAP earnings per share of $0.10, in-line with estimates, and revenue of $2.00 billion, slightly above the estimates of $1.97 billion.

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As per our database, the most valuable position in Univar (NYSE:UNVR) at the end of March was held by John Smith Clark’s Southpoint Capital Advisors, worth close to $57.1 million, with the second-biggest position being reported by John A. Levin’s Levin Capital Strategies, valued at $45.1 million. Other investors long the stock were Matthew Iorio’s White Elm Capital, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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On the other hand, investors who lost interest in Univar (NYSE:UNVR), and sold off their positions during the quarter were Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management, which said goodbye to $11.6 million in stock, and Adam Weiss’ Stillwater Investment Management, which cut about $6.1 million worth of shares.

You can access the original SEC filing by clicking here.

Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Longview Asset Management 6. 12,048,386 8. 12,048,386 12,048,386 8.73%

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Page 1 of 5 – SEC Filing

Washington, D.C.  20549
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. __)*
Univar Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number)
May 27, 2016
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
Rule 13d-1(b)
Rule 13d-1(c)
Rule 13d-1(d)
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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