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NYSE:UNF

UniFirst - UNF Stock Forecast, Price & News

$197.54
+2.23 (+1.14%)
(As of 08/15/2022 02:03 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$194.59
$197.81
50-Day Range
$155.70
$197.27
52-Week Range
$154.72
$232.75
Volume
728 shs
Average Volume
72,005 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.70 billion
P/E Ratio
33.54
Dividend Yield
0.61%
Price Target
$195.00

UniFirst MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
0.9% Downside
$195.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.90% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.16
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$246,675 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
18.79%
From $6.76 to $8.03 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.01 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

124th out of 192 stocks

Personal Services Industry

9th out of 14 stocks

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About UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Stock

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.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on UNF shares. StockNews.com downgraded UniFirst from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday, May 21st. Robert W. Baird cut their target price on UniFirst from $213.00 to $195.00 in a research report on Wednesday, May 18th.

UniFirst Trading Up 0.9 %

Shares of NYSE:UNF traded up $1.66 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $195.31. 69,505 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 68,673. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.16 and a beta of 0.93. The company's 50 day moving average price is $177.14 and its 200 day moving average price is $175.55. UniFirst has a 12 month low of $154.72 and a 12 month high of $232.75.

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF - Get Rating) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, June 29th. The textile maker reported $1.77 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.93 by ($0.16). UniFirst had a net margin of 5.74% and a return on equity of 6.86%. The company had revenue of $511.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $500.61 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.21 EPS. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that UniFirst will post 6.76 EPS for the current year.

UniFirst Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.61%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 6th. UniFirst's payout ratio is currently 20.37%.

Insider Activity at UniFirst

In related news, VP David Martin Katz sold 1,265 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, July 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $195.00, for a total transaction of $246,675.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 3,713 shares in the company, valued at approximately $724,035. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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UNF Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/29 Dividend
6/07/2022
Last Earnings
6/29/2022
Dividend Payable
6/29/2022
Today
8/15/2022
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/28 Dividend
9/06/2022
Dividend Payable
9/28/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/19/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Personal services
Sub-Industry
Diversified Support Services
CUSIP
90470810
Employees
14,000
Year Founded
1936

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$195.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$195.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$195.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-1.3%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$151.11 million
Pretax Margin
7.46%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.83 billion
Cash Flow
$13.78 per share
Book Value
$99.21 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
18,494,000
Market Cap
$3.70 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.93

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UNF Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell UniFirst stock right now?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UniFirst in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" UNF shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in UNF, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is UniFirst's stock price forecast for 2022?

2 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for UniFirst's stock. Their UNF share price forecasts range from $195.00 to $195.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $195.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.2%.
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How have UNF shares performed in 2022?

UniFirst's stock was trading at $210.40 at the start of the year. Since then, UNF shares have decreased by 7.2% and is now trading at $195.31.
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Are investors shorting UniFirst?

UniFirst saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 261,700 shares, an increase of 49.7% from the June 30th total of 174,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 77,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Currently, 1.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 19th 2022.
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How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Co. (NYSE:UNF) released its earnings results on Wednesday, June, 29th. The textile maker reported $1.77 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.93 by $0.16. The textile maker had revenue of $511.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $500.61 million. UniFirst had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.86% and a net margin of 5.74%. The firm's revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm 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 Wednesday, July 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Wednesday, September 28th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.61%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 6th.
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Is UniFirst a good dividend stock?

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.61%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 20.37%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UNF will have a dividend payout ratio of 14.94% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for UNF.

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

UniFirst updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.65-$6.85 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $6.91. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.99 billion-$2.00 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.97 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).

What is UniFirst's stock symbol?

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

Who are UniFirst's major shareholders?

UniFirst's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include River Road Asset Management LLC (4.52%), Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC (4.34%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.68%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.30%), Northern Trust Corp (1.55%) and Copeland Capital Management LLC (1.05%). Insiders that own company stock include Cecelia Levenstein, Cynthia Croatti, David A Difillippo, David Martin Katz, Kathleen M Camilli, Kathleen M Camilli, Matthew Croatti, Michael A Croatti, Michael Iandoli, Phillip L Cohen, 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is UniFirst's stock price today?

One share of UNF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $195.31.

How much money does UniFirst make?

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) has a market capitalization of $3.66 billion and generates $1.83 billion in revenue each year. The textile maker earns $151.11 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.89 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does UniFirst have?

The company employs 14,000 workers across the globe.

When was UniFirst founded?

UniFirst was founded in 1936.

How can I contact UniFirst?

UniFirst's mailing address is 68 JONSPIN RD, WILMINGTON MA, 01887. The official website for the company is www.unifirst.com. The textile maker can be reached via phone at (978) 658-8888, via email at ssintros@unifirst.com, or via fax at 978-988-0659.

This page (NYSE:UNF) was last updated on 8/15/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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