NASDAQ:UNFI - United Natural Foods Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $23.5794 +0.01 (+0.04 %) (As of 11/15/2018 09:58 AM ET)Previous Close$23.57Today's Range$23.47 - $23.8052-Week Range$21.16 - $52.69Volume61,244 shsAverage Volume810,216 shsMarket Capitalization$1.22 billionP/E Ratio7.58Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.6 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. This segment also distributes an array of specialty protein, cheese, deli, food service, and bakery goods; and organic and conventional produce and non-produce perishable items, and natural and organic specialty and gourmet ethnic products, as well as vitamins and minerals. The Retail division operates one retail stores in Rhode Island. The Manufacturing and Branded Products division is involved in importing, roasting, packaging, and distributing nuts, dried fruits, seeds, trail mixes, granola, natural and organic snack items, and confections. This segment also provides Blue Marble Brands products on wholesale basis through third-party distributors in organic, natural, and specialty food brands, as well as directly to retailers; and Field Day brand products primarily to customers through its independent channel. The company serves independently retailers, supernatural chains, conventional supermarkets, and mass market chains, as well as foodservice, e-commerce, and international customers outside Canada. United Natural Foods, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. Receive UNFI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for UNFI and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Groceries, general line Sub-IndustryFood Distributors SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNASDAQ:UNFI Previous Symbol CUSIP91116310 Webwww.unfi.com Phone401-528-8634 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.19 Current Ratio2.56 Quick Ratio0.93 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.58 Forward P/E Ratio6.85 P/E Growth0.98 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.23 billion Price / Sales0.12 Cash Flow$4.9022 per share Price / Cash4.81 Book Value$36.58 per share Price / Book0.64 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.11 Net Income$165.67 million Net Margins1.62% Return on Equity8.93% Return on Assets5.24% Miscellaneous Employees10,000 Outstanding Shares50,420,000Market Cap$1.22 billion OptionableOptionable United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) Frequently Asked Questions What is United Natural Foods' stock symbol? United Natural Foods trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "UNFI." How will United Natural Foods' stock buyback program work? United Natural Foods announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Saturday, October 7th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were United Natural Foods' earnings last quarter? United Natural Foods Inc (NASDAQ:UNFI) released its earnings results on Thursday, September, 20th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.09. The firm earned $2.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.61 billion. United Natural Foods had a net margin of 1.62% and a return on equity of 8.93%. United Natural Foods's revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.72 EPS. View United Natural Foods' Earnings History. When is United Natural Foods' next earnings date? United Natural Foods is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, December 6th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for United Natural Foods. What guidance has United Natural Foods issued on next quarter's earnings? United Natural Foods updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, September, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.48-3.58 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.54. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.1-11.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.03 billion. What price target have analysts set for UNFI? 18 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for United Natural Foods' shares. Their predictions range from $18.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect United Natural Foods' share price to reach $34.0471 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 43.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for United Natural Foods. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for United Natural Foods? 18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for United Natural Foods in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for United Natural Foods. What are Wall Street analysts saying about United Natural Foods stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about United Natural Foods stock: 1. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We are lowering price target for UNFI to $21 (from $25). We are also reducing our FY19 EPS est. from $2.97 to $2.87 (well below the preliminary EPS guidance range of $3.48-$3.58). We are introducing a pro forma EPS est. of $3.66 for FY20." (9/21/2018) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "United Natural boasts of an impressive earnings surprise history, backed by robust strategies. Notably, the company is committed toward achieving core targets for 2018, which includes plans to enhance customer base, improve gross margin and expand e-commerce. These factors and solid consumer demand fueled United Foods’ third-quarter fiscal 2018 results. Supernatural sales also marked its highest growth rate in the quarter. Also, the company announced plans to buy SUPERVALU. However, the company’s stock lagged the industry in the past year. This was mainly due to higher-than-expected demand that has been pressurizing the company’s supply chain, leading to unfavorable fill-rates. Additionally, dismal gross margin trends stemming from unfavorable shift in consumer mix and higher inbound freight costs pose significant worries. However, estimates for the fourth quarter have remained stable lately, ahead of the earnings release." (9/18/2018) Has United Natural Foods been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about UNFI stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. United Natural Foods earned a media sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Are investors shorting United Natural Foods? United Natural Foods saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,468,884 shares, an increase of 50.9% from the October 15th total of 5,610,405 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,354,247 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.3 days. Approximately 16.9% of the shares of the company are short sold. View United Natural Foods' Current Options Chain. Who are some of United Natural Foods' key competitors? Some companies that are related to United Natural Foods include Performance Food Group (PFGC), Core-Mark (CORE), Chefs' Warehouse (CHEF), SpartanNash (SPTN), Primo Water (PRMW), G Willi-Food International (WILC), DTS8 Coffee (BKCT) and Supervalu (SVU). Who are United Natural Foods' key executives? United Natural Foods' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Steven L. Spinner, Chairman & CEO (Age 58)Mr. Michael Paul Zechmeister, Chief Financial Officer (Age 51)Mr. Eric A. Dorne, Chief Admin. Officer, Chief Information Officer & Pres of Bus. Strategic Units (Age 57)Mr. Sean F. Griffin, Head of Integration (Age 59)Mr. Paul Scott Green, Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 56) Who are United Natural Foods' major shareholders? United Natural Foods' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.16%), Kiltearn Partners LLP (8.88%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.30%), FMR LLC (4.64%), Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (1.80%) and Royce & Associates LP (1.37%). Company insiders that own United Natural Foods stock include Bates Ann Torre, Christopher P Testa, Craig Harder Smith, Eric A Dorne, James P Heffernan, John Michael Hummel, Joseph J Traficanti, Michael Paul Zechmeister, Paul Scott Green, Peter Roy, Sean Griffin and Steven Spinner. View Institutional Ownership Trends for United Natural Foods. Which institutional investors are selling United Natural Foods stock? UNFI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., AXA, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Prudential Financial Inc., Clean Yield Group and Gabelli Funds LLC. Company insiders that have sold United Natural Foods company stock in the last year include Christopher P Testa, Craig Harder Smith, James P Heffernan, John Michael Hummel, Joseph J Traficanti, Peter Roy, Sean Griffin and Steven Spinner. View Insider Buying and Selling for United Natural Foods. Which institutional investors are buying United Natural Foods stock? UNFI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Kiltearn Partners LLP, Royce & Associates LP, FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, BlackRock Inc., Psagot Investment House Ltd. and Man Group plc. View Insider Buying and Selling for United Natural Foods. How do I buy shares of United Natural Foods? Shares of UNFI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is United Natural Foods' stock price today? One share of UNFI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.68. How big of a company is United Natural Foods? United Natural Foods has a market capitalization of $1.22 billion and generates $10.23 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $165.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.11 on an earnings per share basis. United Natural Foods employs 10,000 workers across the globe. What is United Natural Foods' official website? The official website for United Natural Foods is http://www.unfi.com. How can I contact United Natural Foods? United Natural Foods' mailing address is 313 IRON HORSE WAY, PROVIDENCE RI, 02908. The company can be reached via phone at 401-528-8634 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for United Natural Foods (NASDAQ UNFI)Community Ranking: 2.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 521 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 712 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,233MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about United Natural Foods and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UNFI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UNFI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Does the Quiet Period Work?