United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) Analysts See $0.59 EPS

November 15, 2017 - By Lynda A. Deweese

 United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) Analysts See $0.59 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 42 investors sold United Natural Foods, Inc. shares while 81 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 53.06 million shares or 4.74% more from 50.66 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
12,000 are held by Bessemer Gp. 185 were reported by Plante Moran Fincl Advsr Limited Company. Moreover, One Trading L P has 0% invested in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Loomis Sayles & Com Ltd Partnership holds 0% or 882 shares. Vanguard Grp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). New York-based Mutual Of America Capital Limited Co has invested 0.03% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Us National Bank De owns 31,950 shares for 0% of their portfolio. D E Shaw & Co owns 0% invested in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) for 27,735 shares. Carroll Fin Associate holds 0% or 168 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And accumulated 0.01% or 1,134 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt has 0.01% invested in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) for 42,013 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board invested in 187,652 shares. Hutchin Hill Capital Lp holds 23,000 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership holds 0.07% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) or 4.01 million shares. Northern Tru reported 0.01% stake.

Investors wait United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) to report on December, 6. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.59 earnings per share, up $0.01 or 1.72 % from last year’s $0.58 same quarter earnings. This translates into $29.90M profit for UNFI giving the stock a 17.06 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.59 EPS is accurate. United Natural Foods, Inc.’s Wall Street analysts see -18.06 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $0.72 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock increased 1.41% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $40.26. About 414,489 shares traded. United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) has risen 15.49% since November 15, 2016 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, 5 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. United Natural Foods had 78 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, November 5. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. Deutsche Bank maintained United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) on Tuesday, September 13 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, August 29. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 20 report. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) earned “Sell” rating by Pivotal Research on Wednesday, November 18. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Perform” on Tuesday, July 21. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, June 29. On Thursday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”.

United Natural Foods, Inc. is a distributor and retailer of natural, organic and specialty products. The company has market cap of $2.04 billion. The Company’s divisions include Wholesale and Other. It has a 15.71 P/E ratio. The Wholesale segment is engaged in the national distribution of natural, organic and specialty foods, produce and related products in the United States and Canada.

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 Q3 2017 Results – Earnings …” on June 07, 2017, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Attention United Natural Foods Investors: The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could’ve …” published on June 23, 2017, Benzinga.com published: “Argus Has A Taste For United Natural Foods, Names The Stock A Buy” on September 25, 2017. More interesting news about United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Kiltearn Partners LLP Buys CVS Health Corp, General Electric Co, United …” published on November 13, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why United Natural Foods Inc. Stock Jumped 20% in September” with publication date: October 02, 2017.

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