UNFI stock: buy or sell?
August 22nd, 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, therefore 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 posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we detected 8 ratings published for UNFI stock in the last month. 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|
|2019-1-17||Royal Bank of Canada||n/a||Sector Perform|
UNFI stock analysis
United Natural Foods closed today at $8.20 and soared a pretty good 2.76%.
United Natural Foods ended today at $8.20 and soared a pretty good 2.76%.
After sliding a chilling -13.79% in a week last week, United Natural Foods closed this week at $8.20 and skyrocketed an astounding 9.77%.
Since price and 20-weeks moving average lines crossed down late April, UNFI fell $-4.74 per share (-36.63%).
UNFI stock price history
UNFI IPO was on November 1st, 1996 at $6.75 per share1. Since then, UNFI stock surged a 21.50%, with an average of 1.00% per year. If you had invested right after UNFI's IPO a $1,000 in UNFI stock in 1996, it would worth $215.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
UNFI stock historical price chart
UNFI stock reached 52-week highs on August at $35.63, and all-time highs 2015-03-02 with a price of 83.91.
UNFI stock price target is $14.40Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We found 7 price targets for UNFI stock published in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|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||-|
|2019-1-17||Royal Bank of Canada||Lowers Target||n/a||$20.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn March, United Natural Foods presented its financial report, posting a dazzling growth for the Earnings per Share (EPS). 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 sales rocketed an impressive 10.27% to $10,226.70 million USD from $9,274.47 marked in 2017. Nevertheless, its income margin (compared to sales) stayed steady to 1.62%, that is $165.67 million. To have an updated view of the financial situation of United Natural Foods, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual United Natural Foods TTM sales up to January 2019 were $14,258.50 and income was $-276.34 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem United Natural Foods business evolution since July 2018: Annual turnover up to January, compared to lastest yearly report, boosted an amazing 39.42%. Regarding profit margin, United Natural Foods decreased -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% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-341.73 M 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 an outstanding increase and climbed 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 worth to review its ownership structure.
United Natural Foods shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.93% of all shares.
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||$432.1 M||$1.2 B||$1.5 B||$50.7 M||$1.9 B|
|Total shares||52.7 M||29.9 M||45.9 M||0.6 M||104.2 M|
|Float shares||47.0 M||24.9 M||44.9 M||0.2 M||80.6 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%|
|Thursday, August 22nd, 2019|
|Day range||$7.12 - $7.20|
|Average true range||$0.56|
|50d mov avg||$8.99|
|100d mov avg||$10.48|
|200d mov avg||$12.80|
United Natural Foods performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For United Natural Foods, the benchmark is made against The Chefs' Warehouse, Core-Mark, AMCON Distributing, The Hain Celestial, Kroger, SpartanNash, Sysco and G. Willi-Food International.
|UNFIUnited Natural Fo...||-28.82%||-44.82%||-76.64%|
|CHEFThe Chefs' Wa...||12.42%||19.31%||33.16%|
|HAINThe Hain Celestia...||-18.33%||4.08%||-35.62%|
|WILCG. Willi-Food Int...||10.70%||26.67%||51.45%|