Traders sold shares of US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) on strength during trading on Friday. $8.83 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $22.71 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.88 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, US Foods had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. US Foods traded up $0.09 for the day and closed at $31.81

A number of brokerages have commented on USFD. Citigroup lowered their target price on US Foods from $39.00 to $37.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded US Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 10th. Loop Capital lowered their target price on US Foods from $36.00 to $34.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 9th. Pivotal Research decreased their price objective on US Foods from $33.00 to $31.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Finally, Buckingham Research initiated coverage on US Foods in a report on Monday, October 22nd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $32.00 price objective on the stock. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. US Foods currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $37.73.

The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.91 billion, a PE ratio of 34.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.60 and a beta of 0.43.

US Foods (NYSE:USFD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.04. US Foods had a return on equity of 13.04% and a net margin of 2.33%. The business had revenue of $6.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.31 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.39 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. Research analysts forecast that US Foods Holding Corp will post 1.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Cheryl A. Bachelder bought 3,200 shares of US Foods stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $31.30 per share, for a total transaction of $100,160.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 3,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $100,160. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.57% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Janus Henderson Group PLC acquired a new position in US Foods in the second quarter valued at $703,000. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD acquired a new position in US Foods in the third quarter valued at $455,678,000. Polianta Ltd acquired a new position in US Foods in the third quarter valued at $1,078,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its position in US Foods by 8.6% in the third quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 132,857 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,095,000 after purchasing an additional 10,537 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE raised its position in US Foods by 37.0% in the second quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 515,162 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,483,000 after purchasing an additional 139,074 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.73% of the company’s stock.

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About US Foods (NYSE:USFD)

US Foods Holding Corp., through its subsidiary, US Foods, Inc, markets and distributes fresh, frozen, and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers in the United States. Its customers include independently owned single and multi-unit restaurants, regional concepts, national restaurant chains, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and motels, country clubs, government and military organizations, colleges and universities, and retail locations.

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