United Natural Foods Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) is -21.58% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $6.56 and a high of $15.63 in the current 52-week trading range. The UNFI stock was last observed hovering at around $7.22 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.35% off its average median price target for the next 12 months.
Currently trading at $6.87, the stock is -8.27% and -13.90% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.42 million and changing -4.85% at the moment leaves the stock -23.42% off its SMA200. UNFI registered -53.92% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -11.35%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $7.98 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $8.95.
The stock witnessed a -4.32% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -15.39%, and is -9.37% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 5.83% over the week and 5.06% over the month.
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has around 19000 employees, a market worth around $365.57M and $24.54B in sales. Fwd P/E is 5.57. Profit margin for the company is -2.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 4.73% and -56.05% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-4.50%).
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSetshows that the consensus forecast for United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) is a “Hold”. 11 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 3.10, where 7 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 1 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 3 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
United Natural Foods Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 3/30/2020 and earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.27 with sales reaching $6.14B over the same period. The EPS is expected to shrink by -341.70% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 12.70% year-over-year.
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Top Institutional Holders
278 institutions hold shares in United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), with 642.63k shares held by insiders accounting for 1.20% while institutional investors hold 97.69% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 53.21M, and float is at 52.87M with Short Float at 14.74%. Institutions hold 96.51% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Blackrock Inc. with over 7.93 million shares valued at $91.35 million. The investor’s holdings represent 14.82% of the UNFI Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2019, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with 5.94 million shares valued at $68.41 million to account for 11.10% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Kiltearn Partners LLP which holds 4.84 million shares representing 9.05% and valued at over $55.79 million, while Dimensional Fund Advisors LP holds 7.80% of the shares totaling 4.17 million with a market value of $48.09 million.
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Insider Activity
A total of 81 insider transactions have happened at United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 39 and purchases happening 42 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Muehlbauer James L, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that Muehlbauer James L bought 30,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Oct 18 at a price of $6.91 per share for a total of $207300.0. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 30000.0 shares.
United Natural Foods Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Oct 07 that ROY PETER (Director) bought a total of 10,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Oct 07 and was made at $7.50 per share for $75000.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 49154.0 shares of the UNFI stock.
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (HAIN) that is trading 48.75% up over the past 12 months and AMCON Distributing Company (DIT) that is -9.38% lower over the same period. The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. (CHEF) is 2.80% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -1.41% from the last report on Dec 12, 2019 to stand at a total of 7.9 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 6.07.