UNFI stock: buy or sell?
December 6th, 2019
United Natural Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products in the United States and Canada.
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None of our preferred buy setups matches with United Natural Foods stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is United Natural Foods stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we detected 8 ratings published for UNFI stock in the last 30 days. The general sentiment of these ratings is bearish for UNFI stock, with 4 negative ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-2||BMO Capital Markets||Market Perform||Underperform|
UNFI stock analysis
United Natural Foods shares rose 2.86% to $9.70 on Dec/6.
Shares of United Natural Foods rose a pretty good 2.86% and closed at $9.70. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on October, UNFI fell $-1.82 per share (-15.80%).
United Natural Foods shares rocketed 6.36% this week, ending at $9.70. With this, it's been 3 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 19.86%. By mid November UNFI plummed a dreadful -5.49% in just one week.
UNFI stock price history
UNFI stock went public on November 1st, 1996 with a price of $6.751. Since then, UNFI stock grew a 43.70%, with an average of 1.90% per year. If you had invested right after UNFI's IPO a $1,000 in UNFI stock in 1996, it would worth $437.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
UNFI stock historical price chart
UNFI stock reached 52-week highs at $21.25, and all-time highs 2015-03-02 with a price of 83.91.
UNFI stock price target is $13.60Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' UNFI stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We detected 7 price predictions for UNFI stock published in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-28||Loop Capital||Lowers Target||n/a||$14.00||-|
|2019-8-2||BMO Capital Markets||Downgrades||$10.00||$5.00||-50%|
|2019-6-6||Loop Capital||Lowers Target||n/a||$21.00||-|
|2019-3-6||Loop Capital||Lowers Target||n/a||$30.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn March, United Natural Foods presented its financial report, posting an astounding climb for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Experts were expecting $0.23 per share, but United Natural Foods posted $0.44.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, United Natural Foods annual turnover skyrocketed a cool 10.27% to $10,226.70 million USD from $9,274.47 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained stable a 0.22% to 1.62%. United Natural Foods presents anual results in July, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, United Natural Foods TTM sales up to January 2019 were $14,258.50 and earnings $-276.34 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem United Natural Foods business evolution since July 2018: Annual revenues up to January, compared to lastest yearly report, climbed an extraordinary 39.42%. Regarding profit margin, United Natural Foods declined -3.56% to 1.62%
|2013||$6,060 M||-||$108 M1.8%||-|
|2014||$6,790 M||12.05%||$125 M1.8%||16.35%|
|2014||$6,790 M||0.00%||$125 M1.8%||0.00%|
|2015||$8,180 M||20.47%||$139 M1.7%||10.56%|
|2015||$8,185 M||0.06%||$139 M1.7%||0.00%|
|2016||$8,470 M||3.48%||$126 M1.5%||-9.34%|
|2016||$8,470 M||0.00%||$126 M1.5%||0.00%|
|2017||$9,270 M||9.44%||$130 M1.4%||3.49%|
|2017||$9,274 M||0.05%||$130 M1.4%||0.00%|
|2018||$10,227 M||10.27%||$166 M1.6%||27.29%|
|TTM||$14,259 M||39.42%||$-276.34 M-1.9%||-266.80%|
Quarterly financial resultsUnited Natural Foods reported $6,149.21 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 114.40% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-341.73 million with a profit margin of -5.56%. Profit margin slightly fell a -4.88% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -0.67%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, United Natural Foods sales marked a dazzling growth and boosted a 143.24%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, United Natural Foods posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$2,370 M||-||$36.59 M1.5%||-|
|2017-Q3||$2,340 M||-1.27%||$38.87 M1.7%||6.23%|
|2017-Q4||$2,458 M||5.02%||$30.51 M1.2%||-21.52%|
|2018-Q1||$2,528 M||2.87%||$50.49 M2.0%||65.50%|
|2018-Q2||$2,649 M||4.78%||$51.89 M2.0%||2.78%|
|2018-Q3||$2,592 M||-2.14%||$32.79 M1.3%||-36.81%|
|2018-Q4||$2,868 M||10.64%||$-19.29 M-0.7%||-158.84%|
|2019-Q1||$6,149 M||114.40%||$-341.73 M-5.6%||1,671.15%|
United Natural Foods ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For United Natural Foods, 0.93% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for UNFI stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to United Natural Foods:
|Market cap||$517.2 M||$1.1 B||$1.2 B||$40.8 M||$2.6 B|
|Total shares||53.3 M||30.3 M||45.6 M||0.6 M||104.3 M|
|Float shares||47.9 M||25.2 M||44.6 M||0.2 M||80.7 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||108.2%||87.6%||93.9%||14.6%||102.6%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.9%||16.3%||2.4%||58.9%||2.7%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, December 6th, 2019|
|Day range||$9.58 - $9.89|
|Average true range||$0.43|
|50d mov avg||$8.18|
|100d mov avg||$8.84|
|200d mov avg||$10.35|
United Natural Foods performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We selected The Chefs' Warehouse, Core-Mark, AMCON Distributing, The Hain Celestial, Kroger, SpartanNash, Sysco and G. Willi-Food International as the bechmarking frame for United Natural Foods stock.
|UNFIUnited Natural Fo...||4.19%||-5.27%||-34.81%|
|CHEFThe Chefs' Wa...||-5.05%||11.51%||-2.23%|
|HAINThe Hain Celestia...||28.29%||19.74%||30.41%|
|WILCG. Willi-Food Int...||15.22%||24.38%||69.58%|