News coverage about United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Natural Foods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.3077572266815 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

UNFI stock opened at $35.10 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 2.59. The stock has a market cap of $1.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.27. United Natural Foods has a 1-year low of $31.84 and a 1-year high of $52.69.

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, June 6th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $2.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.58 billion. United Natural Foods had a return on equity of 9.06% and a net margin of 1.72%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.77 earnings per share. analysts predict that United Natural Foods will post 3.21 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Citigroup reduced their price target on United Natural Foods from $53.00 to $49.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 21st. ValuEngine upgraded United Natural Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Zacks Investment Research lowered United Natural Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 19th. Pivotal Research reduced their price target on United Natural Foods from $34.00 to $33.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, June 13th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on United Natural Foods from $50.00 to $41.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. United Natural Foods has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.31.

United Natural Foods Company Profile

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 operates through three divisions: Wholesale, Retail, and Manufacturing and Branded Products. 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.

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