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NYSE:UNFUniFirst Stock Price, Forecast & News

$142.11
+4.21 (+3.05 %)
(As of 04/6/2020 11:32 AM ET)
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$140.22
Now: $142.11
$146.66
50-Day Range
$127.72
MA: $172.15
$210.20
52-Week Range
$121.89
Now: $142.11
$217.90
Volume2,401 shs
Average Volume171,574 shs
Market Capitalization$2.69 billion
P/E Ratio15.45
Dividend Yield0.73%
Beta0.89
UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates through U.S. Rental and Cleaning, 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, 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 might expose 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, 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 based in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.92 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Personal services
Sub-IndustryDiversified Support Services
SectorIndustrial Products
CUSIP90470810
Phone978-658-8888

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.81 billion
Cash Flow$14.50 per share
Book Value$86.49 per share

Profitability

Net Income$179.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees14,000
Market Cap$2.69 billion
Next Earnings Date6/24/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Frequently Asked Questions

How has UniFirst's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

UniFirst's stock was trading at $165.03 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, UNF stock has decreased by 13.9% and is now trading at $142.11. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of UniFirst?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UniFirst in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for UniFirst.

When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

UniFirst is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, June 24th 2020. View our earnings forecast for UniFirst.

How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) released its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 1st. The textile maker reported $1.82 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.17. The textile maker earned $464.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $457.48 million. UniFirst had a net margin of 9.06% and a return on equity of 10.18%. UniFirst's quarterly revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.67 earnings per share. View UniFirst's earnings history.

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

UniFirst declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 15th. Investors of record on Monday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Monday, March 30th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 6th. View UniFirst's dividend history.

How will UniFirst's stock buyback program work?

UniFirst announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, January 3rd 2019, which permits the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 3.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

UniFirst issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $7.60-7.92 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $8.13. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.86-1.87 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.87 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

2 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for UniFirst's stock. Their forecasts range from $165.00 to $165.00. On average, they expect UniFirst's stock price to reach $165.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.1% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for UniFirst.

Has UniFirst been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about UNF stock has trended very negative on Monday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a coverage optimism score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the textile maker a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutUniFirst.

Are investors shorting UniFirst?

UniFirst saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 342,600 shares, an increase of 49.3% from the February 27th total of 229,500 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 75,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.5 days. Approximately 2.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. View UniFirst's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of UniFirst's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of UniFirst own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other UniFirst investors own include Booking (BKNG), Tesla (TSLA), AbbVie (ABBV), Accenture (ACN), Carnival (CCL), Walt Disney (DIS), Invesco (IVZ), Southern (SO), Teladoc Health (TDOC) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH).

Who are UniFirst's key executives?

UniFirst's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Steven S. Sintros, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 45)
  • Mr. Shane F. O'Connor, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 45)
  • Mr. David M. Katz, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 55)
  • Ms. Cynthia Croatti, Exec. VP, Treasurer & Director (Age 64)
  • Mr. David A. DiFillippo, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 62)

What is UniFirst's stock symbol?

UniFirst trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UNF."

How do I buy shares of UniFirst?

Shares of UNF 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is UniFirst's stock price today?

One share of UNF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $142.11.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $2.69 billion and generates $1.81 billion in revenue each year. The textile maker earns $179.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.52 on an earnings per share basis. UniFirst employs 14,000 workers across the globe. View additional information about UniFirst.

What is UniFirst's official website?

The official website for UniFirst is http://www.unifirst.com/.

How can I contact UniFirst?

UniFirst's mailing address is 68 JONSPIN RD, WILMINGTON MA, 01887. The textile maker can be reached via phone at 978-658-8888 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 4/6/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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