US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) Reaches $30.73 52-Week High; CHR HANSEN HOLDING (CRTSF) Sellers Increased By 4.91% Their Shorts

December 7, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

The stock of US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) hit a new 52-week high and has $31.65 target or 3.00% above today’s $30.73 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $6.60 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Dec, 7 by Barchart.com. If the $31.65 price target is reached, the company will be worth $197.94M more. The stock increased 2.06% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $30.73. About 454,254 shares traded. US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

CHR HANSEN HOLDING (OTCMKTS:CRTSF) had an increase of 4.91% in short interest. CRTSF’s SI was 455,100 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 4.91% from 433,800 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 4551 days are for CHR HANSEN HOLDING (OTCMKTS:CRTSF)’s short sellers to cover CRTSF’s short positions. The stock 1.91% or $0 during the last trading session, reaching $90.57. It is down 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, a bioscience company, develops and sells natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries. The company has market cap of $11.64 billion. The companyÂ’s Food Cultures & Enzymes segment produces and sells various cultures, enzymes, and probiotic products that determine the taste, flavor, color, texture, safety, preservation, nutritional value, and health benefits of various consumer products in the food industry, primarily in the dairy industry. It has a 45.47 P/E ratio. The Company’s Health & Nutrition segment produces and sells products for the dietary supplement, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, infant formula, animal feed, and plant protection industries.

Among 6 analysts covering US Foods (NYSE:USFD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. US Foods has $32 highest and $29.0 lowest target. $30’s average target is -2.38% below currents $30.73 stock price. US Foods had 12 analyst reports since December 9, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) on Tuesday, November 7 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Wells Fargo. As per Thursday, May 11, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 3. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 19 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) rating on Friday, October 13. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $32.0 target. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 26 report. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of USFD in report on Friday, December 9 to “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) on Friday, August 4 with “Buy” rating. Pivotal Research maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 8 report.

Analysts await US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.36 earnings per share, down 29.41% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.51 per share. USFD’s profit will be $77.30M for 21.34 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual earnings per share reported by US Foods Holding Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.29% negative EPS growth.

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