NYSE:UNF - UniFirst Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$147.44 -0.04 (-0.03 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$147.44
Today's Range$147.00 - $149.08
52-Week Range$132.38 - $193.05
Volume125,003 shs
Average Volume107,710 shs
Market Capitalization$2.82 billion
P/E Ratio19.79
Dividend Yield0.31%
Beta0.67
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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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$1.70 billion
Cash Flow$11.2550 per share
Book Value$76.54 per share

Profitability

Net Income$163.89 million

Miscellaneous

Employees14,000
Market Cap$2.82 billion
Next Earnings Date3/27/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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, January 8th. Investors of record on Friday, March 8th will be given a dividend of $0.1125 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $0.45 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 7th. View UniFirst's Dividend History.

How will UniFirst's stock buyback program work?

UniFirst declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, January 3rd 2019, which authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 3.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 3rd. The textile maker reported $1.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.04. The textile maker had revenue of $438.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $433.21 million. UniFirst had a return on equity of 8.69% and a net margin of 9.44%. UniFirst's revenue was up 5.5% 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.

When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

UniFirst is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for UniFirst.

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

UniFirst updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.65-6.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $7.03. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.77-1.79 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.78 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for UniFirst's stock. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $152.00. On average, they anticipate UniFirst's stock price to reach $152.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.1% from the stock's current price. 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?

News coverage about UNF stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a coverage optimism score of 0.8 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 news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 SYSCO (SYY), Weyerhaeuser (WY), WD-40 (WDFC), Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL), Bank of Hawaii (BOH), Vistra Energy (VST), Patterson Companies (PDCO), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Validus (VR) and Qorvo (QRVO).

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 BlackRock Inc. (11.62%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.84%), Royce & Associates LP (3.09%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.71%), Northern Trust Corp (1.66%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.58%). 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, Phillip L Cohen, Steven S Sintros, The Ronald D Croatti Trust - 1 and William Masters Ross. View Institutional Ownership Trends for UniFirst.

Which major investors are selling UniFirst stock?

UNF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including London Co. of Virginia, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Prudential Financial Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Barclays PLC, Millennium Management LLC and New South Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold UniFirst company stock in the last year include Cecelia Levenstein, Cynthia Croatti, David A Difillippo, Kathleen M Camilli, Michael A Croatti, Michael Iandoli, Steven S Sintros, The Ronald D Croatti Trust - 1 and William Masters Ross. View Insider Buying and Selling for UniFirst.

Which major investors are buying UniFirst stock?

UNF stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, BlackRock Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd., Crestline Management LP, BTIM Corp., Geode Capital Management LLC and Bank of Montreal Can. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is UniFirst's stock price today?

One share of UNF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $147.44.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $2.82 billion and generates $1.70 billion in revenue each year. The textile maker earns $163.89 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.45 on an earnings per share basis. UniFirst employs 14,000 workers across the globe.

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:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  141 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  229 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  370
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This page was last updated on 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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