NASDAQ:UNFI - United Natural Foods Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$26.95 +0.21 (+0.79 %)
(As of 10/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$26.74
Today's Range$26.67 - $27.24
52-Week Range$25.48 - $52.69
Volume76,468 shs
Average Volume702,011 shs
Market Capitalization$1.51 billion
P/E Ratio8.67
Dividend YieldN/A
United Natural Foods, Inc. engages in the distribution of natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products. It operates through the Wholesale and Other segment. The Wholesale segment distributes nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic products. The Others segment includes the sale other activities of the firm. It offers food and non food, frozen, perishables, bulk, body care products and supplements. The company was founded by Michael S. Funk in 1996 and is headquartered in Providence, RI.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Groceries, general line
Sub-IndustryFood Distributors
SectorConsumer Staples
Phone(401) 528-8634


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.19
Current Ratio2.56
Quick Ratio0.93


Trailing P/E Ratio8.67
Forward P/E Ratio7.83
P/E Growth1.23

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.23 billion
Price / Sales0.13
Cash Flow$4.5218 per share
Price / Cash5.96
Book Value$36.58 per share
Price / Book0.74


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.11
Net Income$165.67 million
Net Margins1.62%
Return on Equity8.93%
Return on Assets5.24%


Outstanding Shares50,420,000
Market Cap$1.51 billion

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 of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Saturday, October 7th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were United Natural Foods' earnings last quarter?

United Natural Foods Inc (NASDAQ:UNFI) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September, 20th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates 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 return on equity of 8.93% and a net margin of 1.62%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company 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 earnings per share 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 12-month price targets for United Natural Foods' stock. Their forecasts range from $21.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect United Natural Foods' share price to reach $38.0440 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 40.5% 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 3 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 4 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)

Who are some of United Natural Foods' key competitors?

Who are United Natural Foods' key executives?

United Natural Foods' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Steven L. Spinner, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael Paul Zechmeister, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Eric A. Dorne, Chief Administrative & Information Officer
  • Jill E. Sutton, Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer & Senior VP
  • Paul Scott Green, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Who are United Natural Foods' major shareholders?

United Natural Foods' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.87%), Aperio Group LLC (0.17%), Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. (0.04%) and Bank of Montreal Can (0.01%). 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 major investors are selling United Natural Foods stock?

UNFI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Aperio Group LLC and Bank of Montreal Can. 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 major investors are buying United Natural Foods stock?

UNFI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. and Cascade Investment Advisors Inc.. 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 $27.07.

How big of a company is United Natural Foods?

United Natural Foods has a market capitalization of $1.51 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

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  512 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  694 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,206
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This page was last updated on 10/18/2018 by Staff

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