Analysts See $0.93 EPS for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI)

May 17, 2018 - By Jason Grubb

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.25 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 31 investors sold United Natural Foods, Inc. shares while 82 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 51.64 million shares or 4.49% less from 54.07 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Metropolitan Life Ins New York owns 29,140 shares. Citadel Advisors Limited Company invested in 24,889 shares. Bellecapital International Limited stated it has 0.45% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Bowling Portfolio Limited Liability invested 0.37% of its portfolio in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Bsw Wealth Partners invested in 4,058 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Atlantic Trust Grp Limited Liability Corp, Georgia-based fund reported 25 shares. Shelton Cap Management has 30,600 shares. Greenleaf holds 743 shares. Swiss Bancshares has invested 0% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Ubs Oconnor Ltd Co holds 0.28% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) or 185,741 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc holds 114,411 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Pnc Services Grp Incorporated reported 0% stake. Geode Capital Management Lc stated it has 528,572 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Sterling Cap Mngmt Limited holds 0.01% or 29,176 shares in its portfolio. Cim Mangement, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 5,172 shares.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 selling transactions for $6.22 million activity. $310,086 worth of stock was sold by SMITH CRAIG HARDER on Tuesday, December 12. The insider TESTA CHRISTOPHER P. sold 4,744 shares worth $234,686. Shares for $394,236 were sold by HEFFERNAN JAMES P. 3,990 United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) shares with value of $175,361 were sold by ROY PETER. 3,473 shares were sold by Green Paul Scott, worth $171,323 on Wednesday, January 3. The insider FUNK MICHAEL S sold 5,625 shares worth $250,650.

Analysts expect United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) to report $0.93 EPS on June, 5.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 20.78 % from last quarter’s $0.77 EPS. UNFI’s profit would be $46.87 million giving it 12.79 P/E if the $0.93 EPS is correct. After having $0.71 EPS previously, United Natural Foods, Inc.’s analysts see 30.99 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.88% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $47.58. About 256,794 shares traded. United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) has risen 0.14% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.41% the S&P500.

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

Among 6 analysts covering United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. United Natural Foods had 11 analyst reports since December 7, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 16. BMO Capital Markets maintained United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) on Monday, March 12 with “Market Perform” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of UNFI in report on Friday, December 8 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Thursday, January 11 with “Hold”. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell”. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, March 9. Stephens maintained it with “Hold” rating and $51.0 target in Tuesday, January 16 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, December 8 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 24 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNFI in report on Thursday, March 8 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 $2.40 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Wholesale, Retail, and Manufacturing and Branded Products. It has a 15.5 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: Streetinsider.com which released: “United Natural Foods (UNFI) COO to Retire in Oct.” on May 14, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “United Natural Foods announces management changes” on May 15, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within United Natural Foods, Capitol Federal Financial, Royal Gold, Celsion, National …” with publication date: May 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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