Greenhouse Funds LLLP lowered its position in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) by 36.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 75,682 shares of the company’s stock after selling 43,462 shares during the period. United Natural Foods accounts for 1.1% of Greenhouse Funds LLLP’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest holding. Greenhouse Funds LLLP owned about 0.15% of United Natural Foods worth $3,729,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of United Natural Foods by 1.7% in the third quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 74,565 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,102,000 after acquiring an additional 1,269 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its position in United Natural Foods by 18.9% in the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 8,415 shares of the company’s stock worth $350,000 after purchasing an additional 1,336 shares during the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. raised its position in United Natural Foods by 4.7% in the 3rd quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 30,759 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,280,000 after purchasing an additional 1,392 shares during the last quarter. ING Groep NV raised its position in United Natural Foods by 23.7% in the 4th quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 7,668 shares of the company’s stock worth $378,000 after purchasing an additional 1,469 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services Inc raised its position in United Natural Foods by 6.5% in the 3rd quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 24,064 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,000,000 after purchasing an additional 1,472 shares during the last quarter.
In related news, COO Sean Griffin sold 12,351 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.41, for a total value of $610,262.91. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Christopher P. Testa sold 4,744 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.47, for a total transaction of $234,685.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 14,782 shares in the company, valued at approximately $731,265.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 78,651 shares of company stock worth $3,919,614 over the last three months. Insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.
Shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) opened at $45.40 on Wednesday. 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, Inc. has a 52-week low of $29.53 and a 52-week high of $52.69. The company has a market cap of $2,292.60, a PE ratio of 14.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.45.
United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.17. United Natural Foods had a net margin of 1.61% and a return on equity of 8.49%. The firm had revenue of $2.53 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.45 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.50 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that United Natural Foods, Inc. will post 3.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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United Natural Foods Company Profile
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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