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

November 15, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

 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 dived, 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.
Barclays Pcl, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 68,300 shares. Credit Agricole S A invested in 0% or 6,479 shares. Rodgers Brothers stated it has 7,050 shares. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Corporation reported 180,187 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) or 35,164 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys has invested 0.01% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Riverhead Lc invested in 4,695 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership reported 359,287 shares. Swiss Bank & Trust reported 85,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 5,826 are owned by Quantbot Technologies Ltd Partnership. Capstone Asset Management has 0.01% invested in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Reilly Advsrs Limited Co invested 0% of its portfolio in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Ameritas Prtn accumulated 0.03% or 19,196 shares. First Trust Advsr Lp holds 92,318 shares. Davidson Invest Advsrs reported 160 shares.

Analysts await United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) to report earnings on December, 6. They expect $0.59 EPS, up 1.72 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.58 per share. UNFI’s profit will be $29.90M for 17.06 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.72 actual EPS reported by United Natural Foods, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.06 % negative EPS growth. 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. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, June 26 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 13 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, September 14 with “Hold”. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of UNFI in report on Saturday, August 29 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 23. On Tuesday, December 8 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Perform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) rating on Wednesday, September 14. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $34 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 23 by Imperial Capital. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Monday, April 11 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) has “Overweight” rating given on Saturday, August 22 by Piper Jaffray.

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 Q4 2017 Results – Earnings …” on September 14, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Duluth Holdings, Carrols Restaurant, McCormick & Company, United Natural Foods …” published on October 18, 2017, Benzinga.com published: “Attention United Natural Foods Investors: The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could’ve …” on June 23, 2017. More interesting news about United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Argus Has A Taste For United Natural Foods, Names The Stock A Buy” published on September 25, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “United Natural (UNFI) Tops Q4 Earnings, Issues 2018 Guidance” with publication date: September 14, 2017.

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