A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for United Natural Foods (NASDAQ: UNFI):

  • 6/13/2017 – United Natural Foods was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/11/2017 – United Natural Foods had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $49.00.
  • 6/9/2017 – United Natural Foods had its price target lowered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $45.00 to $42.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 6/8/2017 – United Natural Foods was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of United Natural have underperformed than the Zacks categorized industry since the past six months. The company has also slashed its fiscal 2017 view in the last two consecutive quarters. Though the company’s third-quarter fiscal 2017 earnings came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate, revenues lagged the same. Earnings remained flat with the prior-year quarter as higher top line was offset by higher operating expenses. Both revenues and gross margin increased year over year mainly on the back of acquisitions. We encourage company’s acquisition strategies, efforts to increase its market share and improve operational efficiency and margin improvement initiatives. However, the company has been grappling with ongoing industry challenges, including increased competition and little to no meaningful improvement in inflation.”
  • 6/8/2017 – United Natural Foods had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $37.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/7/2017 – United Natural Foods had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $46.00 to $43.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 6/7/2017 – United Natural Foods had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pivotal Research.
  • 6/6/2017 – United Natural Foods was given a new $45.00 price target on by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – United Natural Foods had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company.
  • 6/2/2017 – United Natural Foods was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 5/31/2017 – United Natural Foods had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $34.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/26/2017 – United Natural Foods was given a new $44.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 5/15/2017 – United Natural Foods is now covered by analysts at Loop Capital. They set a “buy” rating and a $48.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/24/2017 – United Natural Foods was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of United Natural have been underperforming the Zacks categorized industry since past three months. Further, estimates have declined since the company posted mixed second-quarter fiscal 2017 results and slashed its fiscal 2017 view. Nevertheless, the company posted improved gross margins and higher earnings and revenues year over year. We believe the company’s acquisition strategies, efforts to increase its market share and improve operational efficiency are the reasons for its growth. However, we note that promotional activities and competitive pricing pressure remained the major headwinds in the first half of fiscal 2017. Further, the company has been grappling with ongoing industry challenges, including heightened competition and little to no meaningful improvement in inflation.”
  • 4/22/2017 – United Natural Foods had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $54.00.

Shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) traded up 2.01% during trading on Monday, hitting $36.10. The stock had a trading volume of 3,391,625 shares. The firm has a market cap of $1.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.50 and a beta of 1.40. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $40.58 and its 200 day moving average is $43.94. United Natural Foods, Inc. has a 52-week low of $29.53 and a 52-week high of $52.18.

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June 6th. The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.01. United Natural Foods had a return on equity of 8.21% and a net margin of 1.38%. The firm had revenue of $2.37 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.42 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.76 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that United Natural Foods, Inc. will post $2.55 EPS for the current year.

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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