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

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$138.59 -0.07 (-0.05 %)
(As of 12/19/2018 01:22 AM ET)
Previous Close$138.66
Today's Range$137.88 - $141.63
52-Week Range$137.85 - $193.05
Volume76,600 shs
Average Volume68,279 shs
Market Capitalization$2.68 billion
P/E Ratio18.60
Dividend Yield0.32%
Beta0.77
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
Phone978-658-8888

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio3.95
Quick Ratio3.50

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio18.60
Forward P/E Ratio19.77
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.70 billion
Price / Sales1.56
Cash Flow$11.1496 per share
Price / Cash Flow12.43
Book Value$76.54 per share
Price / Book1.81

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.45
Net Income$163.89 million
Net Margins9.33%
Return on Equity8.54%
Return on Assets6.88%

Miscellaneous

Employees14,000
Outstanding Shares19,140,000
Market Cap$2.68 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 Monday, October 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.1125 per share on Friday, January 4th. This represents a $0.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 6th. View UniFirst's Dividend History.

How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 17th. The textile maker reported $2.06 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.64 by $0.42. The textile maker had revenue of $434.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $421.45 million. UniFirst had a net margin of 9.33% and a return on equity of 8.54%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.44 EPS. View UniFirst's Earnings History.

When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

UniFirst is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for UniFirst.

How can I listen to UniFirst's earnings call?

UniFirst will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 3rd at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

UniFirst issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 17th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.65-7.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $7.46. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.765-1.785 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.75 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

2 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for UniFirst's stock. Their forecasts range from $170.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect UniFirst's stock price to reach $170.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 22.7% 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?

News articles about UNF stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a coverage optimism score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the textile maker a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of UniFirst's key competitors?

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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.45%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.97%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.97%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.94%), Royce & Associates LP (2.86%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.70%). 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 Royce & Associates LP, River Road Asset Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Victory Capital Management Inc., New South Capital Management Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. 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 major investors are buying UniFirst stock?

UNF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Man Group plc, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., AQR Capital Management LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA and Deutsche Bank AG. 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 $138.59.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $2.68 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:  135 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  218 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  353
MarketBeat'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 12/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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