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NYSE:UNFUniFirst Stock Price, Forecast & News

$179.80
-1.25 (-0.69 %)
(As of 05/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$177.18
Now: $179.80
$181.77
50-Day Range
$149.05
MA: $164.18
$181.44
52-Week Range
$121.89
Now: $179.80
$217.90
Volume96,460 shs
Average Volume83,615 shs
Market Capitalization$3.40 billion
P/E Ratio19.54
Dividend Yield0.55%
Beta0.88
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: 1.0Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.72 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$13.97 per share
Book Value$86.49 per share

Profitability

Net Income$179.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees14,000
Market Cap$3.40 billion
Next Earnings Date6/24/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Frequently Asked Questions

How has UniFirst's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (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 8.9% and is now trading at $179.80. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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.

When is UniFirst's next earnings date?

UniFirst is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, June 24th 2020. View our earnings forecast for UniFirst.

How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 1st. The textile maker reported $1.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.17. The textile maker had revenue of $464.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $457.48 million. UniFirst had a return on equity of 10.18% and a net margin of 9.06%. UniFirst's revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.67 earnings per share. View UniFirst's earnings history.

How often does UniFirst pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for UniFirst?

UniFirst announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 7th. Investors of record on Monday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Monday, June 29th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 5th. View UniFirst's dividend history.

How will UniFirst's stock buyback program work?

UniFirst declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase 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 purchase up to 3.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

2 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for UniFirst's shares. Their forecasts range from $165.00 to $165.00. On average, they anticipate UniFirst's share price to reach $165.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.2%. View analysts' price targets for UniFirst.

Has UniFirst been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about UNF stock have trended very negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a media sentiment score of -3.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the textile maker a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutUniFirst.

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 Walt Disney (DIS), Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA), AbbVie (ABBV), Alibaba Group (BABA), Booking (BKNG), Carnival (CCL), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Invesco (IVZ) and Southern (SO).

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 BlackRock Inc. (11.75%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.11%), State Street Corp (2.57%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.29%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.29%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.67%). 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 institutional investors are selling UniFirst stock?

UNF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bessemer Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., New South Capital Management Inc., Echo Street Capital Management LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold UniFirst company stock in the last year include Cecelia Levenstein, David A Difillippo, David Martin Katz, Kathleen M Camilli, Steven S Sintros, and William Masters Ross. View insider buying and selling activity for UniFirst.

Which institutional investors are buying UniFirst stock?

UNF stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FDx Advisors Inc., FDx Advisors Inc., Raymond James & Associates, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., State Street Corp, UBS Group AG, Victory Capital Management Inc., and Victory Capital Management Inc.. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $179.80.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $3.40 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 5/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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