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NYSE:UNF

UniFirst (UNF) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$165.01
+3.20 (+1.98%)
(As of 05/27/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$162.75
$165.35
50-Day Range
$158.06
$190.40
52-Week Range
$156.04
$242.79
Volume
64,785 shs
Average Volume
68,745 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.10 billion
P/E Ratio
24.37
Dividend Yield
0.74%
Beta
0.99
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About UniFirst

UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates through U.S. and 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, gloves, masks, sanitizers, 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 is exposed 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, healthcare providers, 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 headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Personal services
Sub-Industry
Diversified Support Services
CUSIP
90470810
Employees
14,000
Year Founded
1936

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.83 billion
Cash Flow
$14.23 per share
Book Value
$99.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$151.11 million
Pretax Margin
8.74%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
18,581,000
Market Cap
$3.10 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/30 Dividend
3/08/2022
Last Earnings
3/30/2022
Dividend Payable
3/30/2022
Today
5/27/2022
Ex-Dividend for 6/29 Dividend
6/07/2022
Dividend Payable
6/29/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
6/29/2022
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.48 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

74th out of 257 stocks

Personal Services Industry

3rd out of 20 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 3.7Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -













UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Frequently Asked Questions

Is UniFirst a buy right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UniFirst in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" UniFirst stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in UNF, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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Are investors shorting UniFirst?

UniFirst saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 164,500 shares, an increase of 22.5% from the April 15th total of 134,300 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 70,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. Currently, 1.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

UniFirst is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, June 29th 2022.
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How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Co. (NYSE:UNF) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March, 30th. The textile maker reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.62 by $0.38. The textile maker earned $486.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $481.09 million. UniFirst had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.36% and a net margin of 6.77%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.71 earnings per share.
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How often does UniFirst pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for UniFirst?

UniFirst declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Wednesday, June 29th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 7th.
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Is UniFirst a good dividend stock?

UniFirst pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.74%. UniFirst does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of UniFirst is 17.73%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UniFirst will have a dividend payout ratio of 14.80% next year. This indicates that UniFirst will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has UniFirst issued on next quarter's earnings?

UniFirst issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.800-$7.000 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.180. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.97 billion-$1.98 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.95 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for UniFirst's shares. Their forecasts range from $195.00 to $195.00. On average, they expect UniFirst's share price to reach $195.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.2% from the stock's current price.
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Who are UniFirst's key executives?
UniFirst's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Steven S. Sintros, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 48, Pay $1.38M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Shane F. O'Connor, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 48, Pay $550.24k)
  • Mr. David M. Katz, Exec. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 58, Pay $639.32k)
  • Ms. Cynthia Croatti, Director, Special Consultant & Advisor (Age 67, Pay $773.47k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. David A. DiFillippo, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 65, Pay $589.75k)
  • Mr. Adam Soreff, Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Mr. Michael A. Croatti, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 53)
  • Mr. William M. Ross, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 61)
  • Scott C. Chase, Sec.
What is Steven S. Sintros' approval rating as UniFirst's CEO?

193 employees have rated UniFirst CEO Steven S. Sintros on Glassdoor.com. Steven S. Sintros has an approval rating of 95% among UniFirst's employees. This puts Steven S. Sintros in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Netflix (NFLX), Teladoc Health (TDOC), Carnival Co. & (CCL), Lululemon Athletica (LULU), AbbVie (ABBV), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Booking (BKNG).

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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.67%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.75%), River Road Asset Management LLC (4.48%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.06%), State Street Corp (2.90%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.66%). Company insiders that own UniFirst stock include Cynthia Croatti, David Martin Katz, Kathleen M Camilli, Kathleen M Camilli, Matthew Croatti, Michael A Croatti, Michael Iandoli, Phillip L Cohen, Steven S Sintros 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 Boston Trust Walden Corp, Victory Capital Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Royce & Associates LP, and Northern Trust Corp. Company insiders that have sold UniFirst company stock in the last year include Cynthia Croatti, David Martin Katz, Matthew Croatti, 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 American Century Companies Inc., River Road Asset Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wellington Management Group LLP, Vanguard Group Inc., State Street Corp, Natixis Advisors L.P., and Sei Investments Co..
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is UniFirst's stock price today?

One share of UNF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $165.01.

How much money does UniFirst make?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $3.10 billion and generates $1.83 billion in revenue each year. The textile maker earns $151.11 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.769990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does UniFirst have?

UniFirst employs 14,000 workers across the globe.

When was UniFirst founded?

UniFirst was founded in 1936.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 978-988-0659.

This page was last updated on 5/27/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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