United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) EPS Estimated At $0.55

February 24, 2018 - By Louis Casey

 United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) EPS Estimated At $0.55
Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.24, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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.
Engineers Gate Manager L P has invested 0.12% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Ellington Mgmt Grp Lc invested in 10,700 shares. Geode Capital Ltd Company has 633,799 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Advisory Ser Ntwk Ltd Company has invested 0% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Chicago Equity Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 26,000 shares. D E Shaw And stated it has 8,701 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.03% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) or 13,500 shares. 9,441 are owned by Credit Agricole S A. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability owns 0.08% invested in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) for 348,200 shares. Cwm Limited Liability Corporation has 55 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 24,650 were accumulated by Cs Mckee Lp. Cim Invest Mangement has 0.08% invested in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) for 5,100 shares. Clean Yield Group owns 114,415 shares or 1.94% of their US portfolio. Riverhead Capital Management Limited Co accumulated 0.01% or 5,270 shares. Pictet Asset Management owns 319,191 shares.

Since September 22, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 21 selling transactions for $8.11 million activity. SMITH CRAIG HARDER sold $310,086 worth of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) on Tuesday, December 12. SPINNER STEVEN also sold $2.43 million worth of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) on Tuesday, January 2. Dorne Eric A. had sold 9,321 shares worth $413,293. Another trade for 2,660 shares valued at $107,544 was sold by ROY PETER. 7,190 shares were sold by Torre Bates Ann, worth $288,750. Another trade for 4,950 shares valued at $254,133 was sold by Traficanti Joseph J.

Analysts expect United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) to report $0.55 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 10.00 % from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. UNFI’s profit would be $27.72M giving it 19.55 P/E if the $0.55 EPS is correct. After having $0.62 EPS previously, United Natural Foods, Inc.’s analysts see -11.29 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $43. About 446,299 shares traded. United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) has risen 15.49% since February 24, 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. Standpoint Research initiated the shares of UNFI in report on Thursday, January 7 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, July 21 to “Underperform”. As per Thursday, June 29, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of UNFI in report on Tuesday, October 17 to “Underperform” rating. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, December 8. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, July 22 to “Equal Weight”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, June 6 with “Hold”. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 8. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, September 14. Piper Jaffray maintained United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) on Tuesday, June 7 with “Neutral” 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 $2.17 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Wholesale, Retail, and Manufacturing and Branded Products. It has a 16.67 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: Seekingalpha.com which released: “United Natural Foods’ (UNFI) CEO Steve Spinner on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings …” on December 08, 2017. Also Gurufocus.com published the news titled: “New Amsterdam Partners Llc Buys United Natural Foods Inc, Regal Beloit Corp …” on February 02, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “United Natural Foods Breaks Sales Record In Q1 2018” with publication date: December 11, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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