NYSE:UNF - UniFirst Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $148.09 +0.61 (+0.41 %) (As of 02/22/2019 03:20 PM ET)Previous Close$147.48Today's Range$147.34 - $148.7552-Week Range$132.38 - $193.05Volume3,915 shsAverage Volume111,721 shsMarket Capitalization$2.84 billionP/E Ratio19.80Dividend Yield0.30%Beta0.67 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Personal services Sub-IndustryDiversified Support Services SectorIndustrial Products Current SymbolNYSE:UNF Previous Symbol CUSIP90470810 CIK717954 Webwww.unifirst.com Phone978-658-8888Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio4.58 Quick Ratio4.07Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.80 Forward P/E Ratio21.68 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.70 billion Price / Sales1.67 Cash Flow$11.2702 per share Price / Cash Flow13.14 Book Value$76.54 per share Price / Book1.93Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.45 Net Income$163.89 million Net Margins9.44% Return on Equity8.69% Return on Assets7.00%Miscellaneous Employees14,000 Outstanding Shares19,150,000Market Cap$2.84 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. Stockholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 7th. View UniFirst's Dividend History. How will UniFirst's stock buyback program work? UniFirst announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, January 3rd 2019, which permits the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 3.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter? UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) posted its earnings results on Thursday, January, 3rd. The textile maker reported $1.88 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.04. The textile maker earned $438.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $433.21 million. UniFirst had a net margin of 9.44% and a return on equity of 8.69%. The business's revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.67 EPS. 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 issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.65-6.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share 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 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for UniFirst's stock. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $152.00. On average, they expect UniFirst's share price to reach $152.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.0% 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, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a news sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the textile maker a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of UniFirst's key competitors? Some companies that are related to UniFirst include Service Co. International (SCI), H & R Block (HRB), Yelp (YELP), Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN), Weight Watchers International (WTW), InvoCare (IVC), Care.com (CRCM), Regis (RGS), Park Lawn (PLC), EVI Industries (EVI), Carriage Services (CSV), Slater & Gordon (SGH), StoneMor Partners (STON), Countplus (CUP) and Mayfield Childcare (MFD). What other stocks do shareholders of UniFirst own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other UniFirst investors own include Randgold Resources (GOLD), Patterson Companies (PDCO), Qorvo (QRVO), Tesla (TSLA), WD-40 (WDFC), xG Technology (XGTI), YRC Worldwide (YRCW), Becton Dickinson and (BDX), Bank of Hawaii (BOH) and Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO). 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 a number of 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 institutional 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 institutional 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 $147.5250. How big of a company is UniFirst? UniFirst has a market capitalization of $2.83 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 ()Outperform Votes: 141 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 229 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 370MarketBeat'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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the benefits of buying treasury bonds?