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NYSE:UNF - UniFirst Stock Price, Forecast & News

$208.56
+0.26 (+0.12 %)
(As of 01/29/2020 01:01 AM ET)
Today's Range
$208.56
Now: $208.56
$211.81
50-Day Range
$201.95
MA: $208.02
$216.10
52-Week Range
$134.16
Now: $208.56
$217.90
Volume32,198 shs
Average Volume82,228 shs
Market Capitalization$3.95 billion
P/E Ratio21.15
Dividend Yield0.48%
Beta0.71
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. Read More…

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$1.81 billion
Cash Flow$13.94 per share
Book Value$86.49 per share

Profitability

Net Income$179.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees14,000
Market Cap$3.95 billion
Next Earnings Date3/25/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Monday, March 30th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 6th. View UniFirst's Dividend History.

How will UniFirst's stock buyback program work?

UniFirst declared that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, January 3rd 2019, which allows the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 3.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 8th. The textile maker reported $2.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.51. The textile maker earned $465.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $459.19 million. UniFirst had a return on equity of 10.21% and a net margin of 9.89%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.10 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 25th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for UniFirst.

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

UniFirst issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $7.60-7.92 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $8.13. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.86-1.87 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.87 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

2 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for UniFirst's shares. Their forecasts range from $183.00 to $183.00. On average, they expect UniFirst's share price to reach $183.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.3%. 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 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for UniFirst.

Has UniFirst been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about UNF stock have trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a coverage optimism score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the textile maker a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for UniFirst.

Are investors shorting UniFirst?

UniFirst saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 264,900 shares, an increase of 15.5% from the December 31st total of 229,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 83,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.2 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. View UniFirst's Current Options Chain.

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 AbbVie (ABBV), Carnival (CCL), Invesco (IVZ), Southern (SO), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Verizon Communications (VZ), Costco Wholesale (COST), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Accenture (ACN) and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Boston Trust Walden Corp (1.23%), Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.52%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.23%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.20%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.18%) and Reinhart Partners Inc. (0.17%). 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, 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 Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Arizona State Retirement System, California Public Employees Retirement System, First Quadrant L P CA, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, New York State Teachers Retirement System and Huntington National Bank. 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 Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Reinhart Partners Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, CWM LLC, Dupont Capital Management Corp and Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is UniFirst's stock price today?

One share of UNF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $208.56.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $3.95 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.View Additional Information About UniFirst.

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:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  204 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  302 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  506
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 1/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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