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NYSE:UNF - UniFirst Stock Price, Forecast & News

$209.44
+3.74 (+1.82 %)
(As of 12/12/2019 08:56 AM ET)
Today's Range
$205.42
Now: $209.44
$210.06
50-Day Range
$195.96
MA: $205.83
$209.78
52-Week Range
$132.38
Now: $209.44
$211.63
Volume43,100 shs
Average Volume69,568 shs
Market Capitalization$3.97 billion
P/E Ratio24.58
Dividend Yield0.49%
Beta0.71
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. Read More…

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$14.32 per share
Book Value$86.49 per share

Profitability

Net Income$179.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees14,000
Market Cap$3.97 billion
Next Earnings Date1/2/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Frequently Asked Questions

What is UniFirst's stock symbol?

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

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

UniFirst declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 6th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, January 3rd. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 5th. This is an increase from UniFirst's previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. View UniFirst's Dividend History.

How will UniFirst's stock buyback program work?

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

How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) released its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 23rd. The textile maker reported $2.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.96 by $0.44. The textile maker had revenue of $479.62 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $471.41 million. UniFirst had a net margin of 9.49% and a return on equity of 9.67%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.06 EPS. View UniFirst's Earnings History.

When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

UniFirst is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 2nd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for UniFirst.

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

UniFirst issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.47-7.92 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $8.16. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.86-1.88 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.83 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for UniFirst's shares. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $183.00. On average, they expect UniFirst's stock price to reach $167.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 20.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for UniFirst.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for UniFirst?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UniFirst in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for UniFirst.

Has UniFirst been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about UNF stock has been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a media sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the textile maker a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for UniFirst.

Are investors shorting UniFirst?

UniFirst saw a decrease in short interest in November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 147,200 shares, a decrease of 25.1% from the November 14th total of 196,400 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 86,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.7 days. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the stock 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?

Who are UniFirst's key executives?

UniFirst's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are UniFirst's major shareholders?

UniFirst's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Tweedy Browne Co LLC (2.92%), State Street Corp (2.44%), River Road Asset Management LLC (1.30%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (1.19%), Man Group plc (0.73%) and Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.56%). Company insiders that own UniFirst stock include Cecelia Levenstein, Cynthia Croatti, David A Difillippo, David Martin Katz, Kathleen M Camilli, Michael A Croatti, Michael Iandoli, Steven S Sintros, The Ronald D Croatti Trust - 1 and William Masters Ross. View Institutional Ownership Trends for UniFirst.

Which institutional investors are selling UniFirst stock?

UNF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including River Road Asset Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Man Group plc, WCM Investment Management LLC, State Street Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, Keybank National Association OH and Barclays PLC. Company insiders that have sold UniFirst company stock in the last year include Cecelia Levenstein, Cynthia Croatti, David A Difillippo, David Martin Katz, Michael A Croatti, Michael Iandoli, The Ronald D Croatti Trust - 1 and William Masters Ross. View Insider Buying and Selling for UniFirst.

Which institutional investors are buying UniFirst stock?

UNF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tweedy Browne Co LLC, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, W.E. Donoghue & Co. LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Boston Trust Walden Corp and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. View Insider Buying and Selling for UniFirst.

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 $209.44.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $3.97 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for UniFirst (NYSE UNF)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  192 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  289 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  481
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about UniFirst and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UNF will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UNF will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/12/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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