NYSE:UNF - UniFirst Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$183.00 +0.75 (+0.41 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 09:49 AM ET)
Previous Close$182.25
Today's Range$183.00 - $183.25
52-Week Range$135.95 - $193.05
Volume472 shs
Average Volume62,467 shs
Market Capitalization$3.56 billion
P/E Ratio34.66
Dividend Yield0.24%
UniFirst logoUniFirst 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


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio4.00
Quick Ratio3.51


Trailing P/E Ratio34.66
Forward P/E Ratio29.37
P/E Growth2.99

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.59 billion
Price / Sales2.20
Cash Flow$9.5462 per share
Price / Cash19.17
Book Value$71.70 per share
Price / Book2.55


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.28
Net Income$70.19 million
Net Margins7.45%
Return on Equity8.21%
Return on Assets6.62%


Outstanding Shares19,140,000
Market Cap$3.56 billion

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 28th. Investors of record on Friday, September 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.1125 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $0.45 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 6th. View UniFirst's Dividend History.

How were UniFirst's earnings last quarter?

UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June, 27th. The textile maker reported $1.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.02. The textile maker earned $427.38 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $420.45 million. UniFirst had a net margin of 7.45% and a return on equity of 8.21%. UniFirst's revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.19 EPS. 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, 17th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for UniFirst.

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

UniFirst issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, June, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $7.95-8.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $7.69. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.68-1.687 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.67 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNF?

3 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for UniFirst's stock. Their forecasts range from $198.00 to $198.00. On average, they anticipate UniFirst's stock price to reach $198.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for UniFirst.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for UniFirst?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UniFirst in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for UniFirst.

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)

Has UniFirst been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about UNF stock have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UniFirst earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the textile maker an impact score of 46.25 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for UniFirst.

Who are UniFirst's major shareholders?

UniFirst's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.03%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.21%), Royce & Associates LP (3.38%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.95%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.64%) and River Road Asset Management LLC (1.66%). 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 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 Janus Henderson Group PLC, Royce & Associates LP, River Road Asset Management LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Millennium Management LLC, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold UniFirst company stock in the last year include Cecelia Levenstein, David A Difillippo, David Martin Katz, Kathleen M Camilli, Michael A Croatti, Michael Iandoli, Steven S Sintros 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 BTIM Corp., BlackRock Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Zacks Investment Management, Bank of Montreal Can, California Public Employees Retirement System and WBI Investments Inc.. 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 $183.00.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $3.56 billion and generates $1.59 billion in revenue each year. The textile maker earns $70.19 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.28 on an earnings per share basis. UniFirst employs 14,000 workers across the globe.

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:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  117 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  200 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  317
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 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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