NYSE:UNF - UniFirst Stock Price, News & Analysis

$200.32
+3.38 (+1.72 %)
(As of 08/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$196.01
Now: $200.32
$201.02
50-Day Range
$185.70
MA: $191.87
$199.97
52-Week Range
$132.38
Now: $200.32
$201.86
Volume155,700 shs
Average Volume107,700 shs
Market Capitalization$3.81 billion
P/E Ratio26.89
Dividend Yield0.23%
Beta0.72
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$1.70 billion
Cash Flow$11.4469 per share
Book Value$76.54 per share

Profitability

Net Income$163.89 million

Miscellaneous

Employees14,000
Market Cap$3.81 billion
Next Earnings Date10/16/2019 (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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 6th will be given a dividend of $0.1125 per share on Friday, September 27th. This represents a $0.45 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.22%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 5th. View UniFirst's Dividend History.

How will UniFirst's stock buyback program work?

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

How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) released its earnings results on Wednesday, June, 26th. The textile maker reported $2.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.70 by $0.76. The textile maker had revenue of $453.72 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $441.70 million. UniFirst had a net margin of 9.21% and a return on equity of 9.67%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.85 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, October 16th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for UniFirst.

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

UniFirst updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, June, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $8.75-8.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $7.95. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.802-1.809 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.79 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

2 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for UniFirst's shares. Their predictions range from $152.00 to $183.00. On average, they anticipate UniFirst's share price to reach $167.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 16.4%. 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?

Media coverage about UNF stock has been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a news impact score of -2.3 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 media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for UniFirst.

Are investors shorting UniFirst?

UniFirst saw a decrease in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 203,500 shares, a decrease of 9.8% from the June 30th total of 225,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 117,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.7 days. Currently, 1.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. View UniFirst's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of UniFirst's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of UniFirst own?

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 BlackRock Inc. (11.67%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.38%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.78%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.78%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.68%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.95%). 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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, Westwood Holdings Group Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Ellis Investment Partners LLC, Echo Street Capital Management LLC, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have sold UniFirst company stock in the last year include Cynthia Croatti, David A Difillippo, David Martin Katz, Michael A Croatti, Michael Iandoli, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Man Group plc, Prudential Financial Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc., Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Bank of America Corp DE, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD and Northern Trust Corp. 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 $200.32.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $3.81 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.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:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  169 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  265 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  434
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This page was last updated on 8/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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