US Foods Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (USFD)

US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 7,830 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,671% compared to the typical volume of 442 call options.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of US Foods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of US Foods in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of US Foods in a research report on Sunday, January 28th. Finally, Barclays cut shares of US Foods from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. US Foods presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.67.

Shares of US Foods (NYSE USFD) opened at $30.28 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.40, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31. US Foods has a 12-month low of $25.43 and a 12-month high of $33.91. The firm has a market cap of $6,800.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.88.

US Foods (NYSE:USFD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.10. US Foods had a net margin of 1.11% and a return on equity of 12.64%. analysts anticipate that US Foods will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, major shareholder Usf Co-Investor No. 2 L.P Cdr sold 19,977,773 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total transaction of $559,377,644.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.56% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in US Foods in the 4th quarter worth $135,000. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in US Foods in the 4th quarter worth $224,000. Brown Advisory Inc. acquired a new position in US Foods in the 3rd quarter worth $214,000. BB&T Corp acquired a new position in US Foods in the 4th quarter worth $259,000. Finally, Atria Investments LLC acquired a new position in US Foods in the 4th quarter worth $307,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.10% of the company’s stock.

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US Foods Company Profile

US Foods Holding Corp. is a holding company. The Company is a foodservice distributor in the United States. The Company, through US Foods, Inc (USF), markets and primarily distributes fresh, frozen and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers throughout the United States. These 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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