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NYSE:UNF

UniFirst (UNF) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$169.19
-0.86 (-0.51%)
(As of 03/4/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$168.89
$170.48
50-Day Range
$161.53
$185.42
52-Week Range
$150.50
$199.11
Volume
40,015 shs
Average Volume
85,370 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.16 billion
P/E Ratio
28.34
Dividend Yield
0.78%
Price Target
$177.50

UniFirst MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Reduce
1.75 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.9% Upside
$177.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.30% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.16
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.14mentions of UniFirst in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$399,966 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.01%
From $6.93 to $7.97 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.84 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

56th out of 174 stocks

Personal Services Industry

3rd out of 13 stocks


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About UniFirst Stock (NYSE:UNF)

UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates through U.S. and Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing, Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning, and First Aid segments. It designs, manufactures, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, and aprons; and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments. The company also rents and sells industrial wiping products, floor mats, facility service products, and dry and wet mops; restroom and cleaning supplies comprising air fresheners, paper products, gloves, masks, sanitizers, and hand soaps; and other textile products. In addition, it provides first aid cabinet services and other safety supplies; decontaminates and cleans work clothes, and other items that is exposed to radioactive materials; and services special cleanroom protective wear and facilities. Further, it offers a range of garment service options, including full-service rental programs in which garments are cleaned and serviced; lease programs in which garments are cleaned and maintained by individual employees; and purchase programs to buy garments and related items directly. The company serves automobile service centers and dealers, delivery services, food and general merchandise retailers, food processors and service operations, light manufacturers, maintenance facilities, restaurants, service companies, soft and durable goods wholesalers, transportation companies, healthcare providers, government agencies, research and development laboratories, high technology companies, and utilities operating nuclear reactors, as well as others who require employee clothing for image, identification, protection, or utility purposes. UniFirst Corporation was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

UNF Stock Price History

UNF Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/4 Dividend
12/06/2023
Last Earnings
1/03/2024
Dividend Payable
1/04/2024
Today
3/04/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
3/07/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/03/2024
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Personal services
Sub-Industry
Diversified Support Services
CUSIP
90470810
Employees
16,000
Year Founded
1936

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$177.50
High Stock Price Target
$185.00
Low Stock Price Target
$160.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+4.2%
Consensus Rating
Reduce
Rating Score (0-4)
1.75
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$103.67 million
Pretax Margin
6.51%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.23 billion
Cash Flow
$13.55 per share
Book Value
$107.19 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
18,563,000
Market Cap
$3.18 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.82

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UNF Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell UniFirst stock right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UniFirst in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 3 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "reduce" UNF shares.
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What is UniFirst's stock price target for 2024?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for UniFirst's shares. Their UNF share price targets range from $160.00 to $185.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $177.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have UNF shares performed in 2024?

UniFirst's stock was trading at $182.91 at the beginning of the year. Since then, UNF stock has decreased by 7.5% and is now trading at $169.19.
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When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 3rd 2024.
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.

How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Co. (NYSE:UNF) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 3rd. The textile maker reported $2.38 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.18 by $0.20. The textile maker earned $593.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $589.64 million. UniFirst had a net margin of 4.90% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.01%. UniFirst's revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.21 earnings per share.

How often does UniFirst pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for UniFirst?

UniFirst announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, January 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 7th.
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Is UniFirst a good dividend stock?

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.78%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 22.11%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UNF will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.56% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for UNF.

What ETFs hold UniFirst's stock?

ETFs with the largest weight of UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) stock in their portfolio include Qraft AI-Enhanced Next Value ETF (NVQ) and Invesco S&P SmallCap Industrials ETF (PSCI).SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (SLY).

What guidance has UniFirst issued on next quarter's earnings?

UniFirst issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 6.520-7.160 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 7.490. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.4 billion-$2.4 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.4 billion.

What is Steven S. Sintros' approval rating as UniFirst's CEO?

193 employees have rated UniFirst Chief Executive Officer Steven S. Sintros on Glassdoor.com. Steven S. Sintros has an approval rating of 95% among the company's employees. This puts Steven S. Sintros in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of UniFirst own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other UniFirst investors own include Tesla (TSLA), Walt Disney (DIS), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Netflix (NFLX), Teladoc Health (TDOC), Carnival Co. & (CCL), Lululemon Athletica (LULU), AbbVie (ABBV), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Booking (BKNG).

Who are UniFirst's major shareholders?

UniFirst's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.04%), River Road Asset Management LLC (4.54%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.63%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.39%), Copeland Capital Management LLC (1.54%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.49%). Insiders that own company stock include Cynthia Croatti, David A Difillippo, David Martin Katz, Kathleen M Camilli, Kathleen M Camilli, Matthew Croatti, Michael Iandoli, Shane O'connor, Steven S Sintros and William Masters Ross.
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How do I buy shares of UniFirst?

Shares of UNF stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:UNF) was last updated on 3/4/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff