NYSE:UNF - UniFirst Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $137.32 +0.49 (+0.36 %) (As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$136.83Today's Range$136.63 - $138.4452-Week Range$132.38 - $193.05Volume75,700 shsAverage Volume103,810 shsMarket Capitalization$2.63 billionP/E Ratio18.43Dividend Yield0.33%Beta0.77 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, Canada, and Europe. It operates through US Rental and Cleaning, Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing, Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning, and First Aid segments. The company 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. It 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, the company 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 Webwww.unifirst.com Phone978-658-8888Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio4.58 Quick Ratio4.07Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.43 Forward P/E Ratio20.11 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.70 billion Price / Sales1.55 Cash Flow$11.2373 per share Price / Cash Flow12.22 Book Value$76.54 per share Price / Book1.79Profitability 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$2.63 billion 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. Shareholders 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 yield of 0.33%. 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 has approved a stock buyback plan 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 repurchase up to 3.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter? UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 3rd. The textile maker reported $1.88 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' 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 firm's quarterly revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company 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 12 month target prices for UniFirst's stock. Their predictions range from $152.00 to $152.00. On average, they anticipate UniFirst's stock price to reach $152.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.7% 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? Press coverage about UNF stock has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a news sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the textile maker a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. 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), Regis (RGS), Care.com (CRCM), Carriage Services (CSV), StoneMor Partners (STON), Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN), Yogaworks (YOGA), usell.com (USEL), Mobetize (MPAY), AA (AA), Boyd Group Income Fund (BFGIF), Cannabis Sativa (CBDS) and CEWE Stiftung & Co KGaA (CWC). Who are UniFirst's key executives? UniFirst's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Steven S. Sintros, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 44)Mr. David M. Katz, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 54)Ms. Cynthia Croatti, Exec. VP, Treasurer & Director (Age 63)Mr. David A. DiFillippo, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 61)Mr. Shane O'Connor, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 43) Who are UniFirst's major shareholders? UniFirst's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%). 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 Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold UniFirst company stock in the last year 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 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 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is UniFirst's stock price today? One share of UNF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $137.32. How big of a company is UniFirst? UniFirst has a market capitalization of $2.63 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: 136 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 221 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 357MarketBeat'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 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Fiduciary?