RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Universal Corp. (UVV) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $31.4 million.

On a per-share basis, the Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $1.24.

The leaf tobacco merchant posted revenue of $539.6 million in the period.

Universal Corp. shares have climbed 32 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $69.14, a climb of 26 percent in the last 12 months.


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