$0.53 EPS Expected for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI)

February 9, 2018 - By Vivian Park

 $0.53 EPS Expected for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.24, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 32 investors sold United Natural Foods, Inc. shares while 70 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 54.07 million shares or 1.89% more from 53.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
South Dakota Council owns 51,600 shares. Balasa Dinverno Foltz Ltd Liability Corporation, a Illinois-based fund reported 4,993 shares. Advantus Cap Mngmt has 6,376 shares. Nordea Investment Mgmt owns 182,600 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Swiss State Bank owns 85,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems invested 0.03% of its portfolio in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Stifel Corp reported 15,993 shares. 55 were accumulated by Cwm Ltd. Kiltearn Prtnrs Llp holds 3.77 million shares. Sterling Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Parametric Port Assoc Ltd Llc invested in 0.01% or 214,321 shares. Ubs Oconnor Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.2% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Cantab Capital Partners Llp invested 0.08% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Clearbridge Investments Limited Co holds 0% or 798 shares. Commonwealth Equity Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI).

Since September 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 21 selling transactions for $8.11 million activity. $254,133 worth of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) was sold by Traficanti Joseph J. Shares for $394,236 were sold by HEFFERNAN JAMES P on Monday, December 18. SMITH CRAIG HARDER sold $310,086 worth of stock. The insider Griffin Sean sold 12,351 shares worth $610,263. TESTA CHRISTOPHER P. had sold 4,744 shares worth $234,686 on Tuesday, January 2. Green Paul Scott sold $150,312 worth of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) on Tuesday, September 26.

Analysts expect United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) to report $0.53 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 6.00 % from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. UNFI’s profit would be $26.71 million giving it 20.64 P/E if the $0.53 EPS is correct. After having $0.62 EPS previously, United Natural Foods, Inc.’s analysts see -14.52 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $43.76. About 220,080 shares traded. United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) has risen 15.49% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.21% the S&P500.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) Ratings Coverage

Among 26 analysts covering United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI), 8 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. United Natural Foods had 87 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, June 7. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Bank of America. Stephens maintained United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) rating on Saturday, August 22. Stephens has “Overweight” rating and $72 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Sunday, October 15. Pivotal Research maintained United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) rating on Wednesday, June 7. Pivotal Research has “Sell” rating and $3200 target. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 30. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Underperform” on Thursday, September 14. The firm has “In-Line” rating given on Thursday, July 23 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by BMO Capital Markets.

United Natural Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $2.21 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Wholesale, Retail, and Manufacturing and Branded Products. It has a 16.96 P/E ratio. The Wholesale division offers grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products, and personal care products.

More recent United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “What’s Happening With These Food Wholesale Stocks? — Sysco, Hain Celestial …” on February 09, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “United Natural Up 27% in 6 Months: Further Upside in Store?” on January 11, 2018. Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “New Amsterdam Partners Llc Buys United Natural Foods Inc, Regal Beloit Corp …” with publication date: February 02, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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