United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) Analysts See $0.53 EPS

February 20, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) Analysts See $0.53 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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.
Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Systems holds 7,384 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 10,970 shares. Morgan Stanley stated it has 0% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Comerica Bankshares has invested 0.01% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Ing Groep Nv invested 0% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Pnc Svcs Grp owns 11,970 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt holds 0.08% or 74,565 shares in its portfolio. Virtu Financial Ltd Llc invested 0% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Geode Cap Management Ltd Company reported 0.01% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management owns 13,234 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Dupont Cap Mngmt Corp invested in 0.01% or 9,700 shares. Dreman Value Management L L C has invested 0.03% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). 7,049 are owned by Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability. Ls Advsrs Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). 20,050 are owned by Indexiq Ltd Co.

Since September 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 21 insider sales for $8.11 million activity. $2.43M worth of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) was sold by SPINNER STEVEN on Tuesday, January 2. The insider Griffin Sean sold 6,521 shares worth $290,837. SMITH CRAIG HARDER sold $310,086 worth of stock or 6,253 shares. ROY PETER had sold 2,660 shares worth $107,544. On Monday, September 25 Zechmeister Michael Paul sold $506,690 worth of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) or 11,500 shares. The insider HEFFERNAN JAMES P sold $394,236.

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 $26.72M giving it 21.35 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 1.93% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $45.27. About 346,690 shares traded. United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) has risen 15.49% since February 20, 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. Jefferies maintained United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) rating on Friday, June 23. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $3800 target. The rating was initiated by Pivotal Research on Friday, August 28 with “Sell”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, September 14. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. On Wednesday, November 18 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Sell”. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, April 11. Goldman Sachs initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, January 31 report. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Friday, February 5. Susquehanna maintained United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) on Thursday, January 11 with “Hold” rating.

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 $2.28 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Wholesale, Retail, and Manufacturing and Branded Products. It has a 17.55 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 notable recent United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “United Natural Foods'(UNFI) CEO Steve Spinner on Q4 2017 Results – Earnings …” on September 14, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Go All Natural With United Natural Foods For A 30% Upside” published on November 21, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “United Natural Foods, Inc. to Participate in the 20” on December 26, 2017. More interesting news about United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “United Natural Foods Breaks Sales Record In Q1 2018” published on December 11, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “United Natural Foods: Big Upside On Positive Earnings” with publication date: September 12, 2017.

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