Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC boosted its position in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) by 140.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 453,879 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 264,857 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned about 0.90% of United Natural Foods worth $21,659,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its stake in United Natural Foods by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 7,477 shares of the company’s stock worth $357,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the period. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its stake in United Natural Foods by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 13,895 shares of the company’s stock worth $663,000 after buying an additional 45 shares during the period. Rowland & Co. Investment Counsel ADV boosted its stake in United Natural Foods by 1.6% in the third quarter. Rowland & Co. Investment Counsel ADV now owns 4,710 shares of the company’s stock worth $189,000 after buying an additional 75 shares during the period. State Treasurer State of Michigan boosted its stake in United Natural Foods by 0.5% in the third quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 20,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $813,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in United Natural Foods by 5.6% in the third quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,235 shares of the company’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 173 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.29% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI)

Shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) traded down 0.26% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $45.58. The stock had a trading volume of 728,143 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $46.74 and a 200-day moving average of $45.22. United Natural Foods, Inc. has a one year low of $29.75 and a one year high of $52.18. The company has a market cap of $2.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.39 and a beta of 1.24.

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 7th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $2.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.33 billion. United Natural Foods had a return on equity of 8.48% and a net margin of 1.44%. United Natural Foods’s revenue was up 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that United Natural Foods, Inc. will post $2.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research firms have recently commented on UNFI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded United Natural Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 30th. RBC Capital Markets reiterated a “sector perform” rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of United Natural Foods in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. Northcoast Research began coverage on United Natural Foods in a research report on Tuesday, November 22nd. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) began coverage on United Natural Foods in a research report on Tuesday, January 31st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $49.00 target price on the stock. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $45.00 target price on United Natural Foods and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. United Natural Foods currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.07.

About United Natural Foods

United Natural Foods, Inc is a distributor and retailer of natural, organic and specialty products. The Company’s segments include Wholesale and Other. 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.

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