Analysts See $1.34 EPS for UniFirst Corp (UNF)

June 20, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 Analysts See $1.34 EPS for UniFirst Corp (UNF)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 16 investors sold UniFirst Corp shares while 66 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 14.70 million shares or 1.79% less from 14.97 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Capstone Asset Mngmt Company reported 0.02% in UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF). Com Of Vermont accumulated 5 shares or 0% of the stock. Barclays Public Limited Com holds 0% or 16,251 shares in its portfolio. State Street reported 340,490 shares. Metropolitan Life Co accumulated 10,503 shares. Magnetar Fincl Ltd Llc reported 3,049 shares. Aureus Asset Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 4,946 shares. Pnc Fincl Group Inc owns 4,000 shares. Sei Invests Communications has invested 0% in UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF). Rk Asset Mngmt Limited Com holds 53,954 shares or 6.21% of its portfolio. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag invested 0% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF). Northern Tru holds 0.01% or 304,102 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Group owns 31,651 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Schwab Charles Mngmt Inc reported 84,903 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 0% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF).

Since January 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 sales for $1.87 million activity. Ross William Masters also sold $17,661 worth of UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) on Monday, March 6. Shares for $153,649 were sold by DIFILLIPPO DAVID A. On Friday, January 6 Katz David Martin sold $140,911 worth of UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) or 1,089 shares. The insider Sintros Steven S sold $143,864. Another trade for 1,708 shares valued at $229,230 was made by CROATTI CYNTHIA on Monday, March 27. Cohen Phillip L sold 1,500 shares worth $205,524.

Investors wait UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) to report on July, 5. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $1.34 earnings per share, down $0.15 or 10.07 % from last year’s $1.49 same quarter earnings. This translates into $27.39M profit for UNF giving the stock a 26.47 P/E. This is assuming the current $1.34 EPS is accurate. UniFirst Corp’s Wall Street analysts see 21.82 % EPS growth, taking into account the $1.10 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, It closed at $141.9 lastly. It is down 24.32% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.62% the S&P500.

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. UniFirst Corp had 3 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, September 1 to “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, July 1. The stock of UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Sidoti.

UniFirst Corporation is a provider of workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.90 billion. The Firm designs, makes, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, aprons and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments. It has a 24.81 P/E ratio. It operates in six divisions: the US Rental and Cleaning, Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing , Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning (Specialty Garments), First Aid and Corporate.

More notable recent UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “UniFirst CEO Ronald Croatti dies after bout with pneumonia” on May 24, 2017, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “UniFirst Corp (UNF) Mourns Loss of President and CEO Ronald D. Croatti” published on May 24, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “UniFirst President and CEO on Temporary Medical Leave of Absence” on May 15, 2017. More interesting news about UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Textron, Ingersoll-Rand and Unifirst” published on June 05, 2017 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “BRIEF-UniFirst Corp says CEO Ronald Croatti has died” with publication date: May 24, 2017.

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