UniFirst (UNF) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.33 (+0.20%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
46,454 shs
Average Volume
66,234 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.12 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

UniFirst MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
1.75 Rating Score
6.4% Upside
$177.75 Price Target
Short Interest
1.41% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.73mentions of UniFirst in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $7.48 to $8.14 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.

2.91 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

108th out of 166 stocks

Personal Services Industry

7th out of 9 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

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Rating Lowered to Hold at StockNews.com
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UniFirst Declares Regular Cash Dividends
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
Last Earnings
Dividend Payable
Ex-Dividend for 6/28 Dividend
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Dividend Payable
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Personal services
Diversified Support Services
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$103.67 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.23 billion
Cash Flow
$13.56 per share
Book Value
$107.19 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$3.12 billion

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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 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for UniFirst's stock. Their UNF share price targets range from $160.00 to $186.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $177.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.4% 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 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, UNF shares have decreased by 8.7% and is now trading at $167.04.
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When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, June 26th 2024.
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How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Co. (NYSE:UNF) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March, 27th. The textile maker reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.19. The textile maker had revenue of $590.71 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $587.56 million. UniFirst had a net margin of 4.92% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.19%.

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

UniFirst announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 11th. Investors of record on Friday, June 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 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 0.79%. 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 21.60%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UNF will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.22% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What ETFs hold UniFirst's stock?
What guidance has UniFirst issued on next quarter's earnings?

UniFirst updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 6.800-7.160 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 7.540. 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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.09%), M&G Plc (0.61%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.42%), Raymond James & Associates (0.34%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.30%) and New South Capital Management Inc. (0.29%). Insiders that own company stock include Cynthia Croatti, David A Difillippo, David Martin Katz, Kathleen M Camilli, Kathleen M Camilli, Matthew Croatti, 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 5/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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