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NYSE:UNFUniFirst Stock Price, Forecast & News

$200.30
-0.04 (-0.02 %)
(As of 08/13/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$199.14
Now: $200.30
$202.50
50-Day Range
$169.31
MA: $181.05
$200.48
52-Week Range
$121.89
Now: $200.30
$217.90
Volume43,200 shs
Average Volume93,304 shs
Market Capitalization$3.78 billion
P/E Ratio25.48
Dividend Yield0.50%
Beta0.89
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.29 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Personal services
Sub-IndustryDiversified Support Services
CUSIP90470810
Phone978-658-8888

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.81 billion
Cash Flow$14.24 per share
Book Value$86.49 per share

Profitability

Net Income$179.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees14,000
Market Cap$3.78 billion
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$200.30
-0.04 (-0.02 %)
(As of 08/13/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Frequently Asked Questions

How has UniFirst's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

UniFirst's stock was trading at $165.03 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, UNF stock has increased by 21.4% and is now trading at $200.30.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of UniFirst?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UniFirst in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

UniFirst is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 28th 2020.
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How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 1st. The textile maker reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.13. The textile maker earned $445.52 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $378.28 million. UniFirst had a return on equity of 8.49% and a net margin of 7.70%.
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How often does UniFirst pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for UniFirst?

UniFirst announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 7th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Monday, September 28th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 3rd.
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How will UniFirst's stock buyback program work?

UniFirst announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, January 3rd 2019, which permits the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 3.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

3 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for UniFirst's stock. Their forecasts range from $165.00 to $206.00. On average, they anticipate UniFirst's share price to reach $185.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.4%.
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Has UniFirst been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about UNF stock have trended very negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news 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 media sentiment score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the textile maker a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting UniFirst?

UniFirst saw a drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 339,200 shares, a drop of 11.0% from the April 30th total of 381,200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 119,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.3% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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 Tesla (TSLA), Walt Disney (DIS), Netflix (NFLX), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Teladoc Health (TDOC), AbbVie (ABBV), Alibaba Group (BABA), Booking (BKNG), Carnival (CCL) and Gilead Sciences (GILD).

Who are UniFirst's key executives?

UniFirst's management team includes the following 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)

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.30%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.29%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (1.34%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.05%), Raymond James & Associates (0.65%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.65%). 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.
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Which major investors are selling UniFirst stock?

UNF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., First Quadrant L P CA, UBS Group AG, Principal Financial Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, and First Republic Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold UniFirst company stock in the last year include Cecelia Levenstein, David A Difillippo, David Martin Katz, Kathleen M Camilli, Phillip L Cohen, Steven S Sintros, and William Masters Ross.
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Which major investors are buying UniFirst stock?

UNF stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Copeland Capital Management LLC, M&G Investment Management Ltd., Natixis Advisors L.P., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Moody Aldrich Partners LLC, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Granite Investment Partners LLC, and AJO LP.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is UniFirst's stock price today?

One share of UNF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $200.30.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion and generates $1.81 billion in revenue each year. The textile maker earns $179.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.52 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 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]

This page was last updated on 8/14/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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