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NYSE:UNF

UniFirst Stock Forecast, Price & News

$177.51
+4.40 (+2.54%)
(As of 07/7/2022 12:50 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$174.90
$177.83
50-Day Range
$155.70
$174.81
52-Week Range
$154.72
$232.75
Volume
1,630 shs
Average Volume
76,756 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.34 billion
P/E Ratio
30.14
Dividend Yield
0.69%
Price Target
$195.00

UniFirst MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
11.5% Upside
$195.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.32% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.16
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.01mentions of UniFirst in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
18.79%
From $6.76 to $8.03 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as 30% analysis score, 20% valuation score, 10% short interest score, 10% dividend score, 10% sustainability score, 10% news and social score, and 10% insider trading score.

2.11 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

87th out of 216 stocks

Personal Services Industry

4th out of 20 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.

UNF Stock News Headlines

Short Interest in UniFirst Co. (NYSE:UNF) Grows By 18.1%
Read How UniFirst Fared In Q3
UniFirst to Present at Baird Conference
Unifirst is Now Oversold (UNF) - Nasdaq
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/29 Dividend
6/07/2022
Last Earnings
6/29/2022
Dividend Payable
6/29/2022
Today
7/07/2022
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/19/2022

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
+9.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2
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
$13.88 per share
Book Value
$101.24 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
18,581,000
Market Cap
$3.34 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.90

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UniFirst Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell UniFirst stock right now?

2 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UniFirst in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" UniFirst stock. 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 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for UniFirst's shares. Their UNF stock forecasts range from $195.00 to $195.00. On average, they predict UniFirst's share price to reach $195.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.2% from the stock's current price.
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How has UniFirst's stock price performed in 2022?

UniFirst's stock was trading at $210.40 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, UNF stock has decreased by 15.9% and is now trading at $176.97.
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Are investors shorting UniFirst?

UniFirst saw a increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totaling 196,800 shares, an increase of 18.1% from the May 31st total of 166,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 73,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.7 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

UniFirst 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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June, 29th. The textile maker reported $1.77 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.90 by $0.13. The textile maker had revenue of $511.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $500.61 million. UniFirst had a net margin of 5.74% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.86%. UniFirst's quarterly revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.21 EPS.
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How often does UniFirst pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for UniFirst?

UniFirst declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 8th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Wednesday, June 29th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 7th.
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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 0.69%. UniFirst does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of UniFirst is 20.37%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UniFirst will have a dividend payout ratio of 14.94% next year. This indicates that UniFirst will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has UniFirst issued on next quarter's earnings?

UniFirst updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $6.65-$6.85 for the period, compared to the consensus 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.

Who are UniFirst's key executives?

UniFirst's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Steven S. Sintros, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 48, Pay $1.38M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Shane F. O'Connor, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 48, Pay $550.24k)
  • Mr. David M. Katz, Exec. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 58, Pay $639.32k)
  • Ms. Cynthia Croatti, Director, Special Consultant & Advisor (Age 67, Pay $773.47k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. David A. DiFillippo, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 65, Pay $589.75k)
  • Mr. Adam Soreff, Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Mr. Michael A. Croatti, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 53)
  • Mr. William M. Ross, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 61)
  • Scott C. Chase, Sec.

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

193 employees have rated UniFirst CEO Steven S. Sintros on Glassdoor.com. Steven S. Sintros has an approval rating of 95% among UniFirst'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."

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 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 $176.97.

How much money does UniFirst make?

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) has a market capitalization of $3.33 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?

UniFirst 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 UniFirst 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 7/7/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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