United Natural Foods (UNFI) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.08
Media stories about United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Natural Foods earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4986616917321 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- United Natural Foods (UNFI) Upgraded to Hold at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- United Natural Foods (UNFI) CEO Sells $339,225.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- United Natural Foods (UNFI) COO to Retire in Oct. (streetinsider.com)
- United Natural Foods announces management changes (seekingalpha.com)
- United Natural Foods, Inc. Announces Organizational Changes (finance.yahoo.com)
United Natural Foods opened at $46.70 on Thursday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The company has a market cap of $2.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.17, a P/E/G ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 2.33. United Natural Foods has a 1-year low of $46.21 and a 1-year high of $46.66.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on UNFI. BMO Capital Markets set a $57.00 price target on United Natural Foods and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine lowered United Natural Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $51.00 price target on United Natural Foods and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Pivotal Research set a $34.00 price target on United Natural Foods and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Argus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $45.66 price objective (down from $56.00) on shares of United Natural Foods in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.69.
In other news, Director Peter Roy sold 3,990 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.95, for a total value of $175,360.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Steven Spinner sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.23, for a total value of $339,225.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 100,633 shares in the company, valued at $4,551,630.59. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About United Natural Foods
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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