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NYSE:UNF - UniFirst Stock Price, Forecast & News

$202.97
-2.31 (-1.13 %)
(As of 02/21/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$201.94
Now: $202.97
$204.85
50-Day Range
$201.61
MA: $207.66
$216.10
52-Week Range
$134.16
Now: $202.97
$217.90
Volume63,585 shs
Average Volume54,064 shs
Market Capitalization$3.84 billion
P/E Ratio20.59
Dividend Yield0.49%
Beta0.69
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$13.91 per share
Book Value$86.49 per share

Profitability

Net Income$179.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees14,000
Market Cap$3.84 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 given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Monday, March 30th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 6th. 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 authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 3.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's management 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 Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.51. The textile maker had revenue of $465.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $459.19 million. UniFirst had a return on equity of 10.21% and a net margin of 9.89%. The company's revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $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 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for UniFirst's shares. Their forecasts range from $183.00 to $183.00. On average, they anticipate UniFirst's stock price to reach $183.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.8%. 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 coverage about UNF stock has been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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 media sentiment score of -1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the textile maker a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for UniFirst.

Are investors shorting UniFirst?

UniFirst saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 296,300 shares, an increase of 11.9% from the January 15th total of 264,900 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 80,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.7 days. Approximately 2.0% 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?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other UniFirst investors own include Booking (BKNG), Tesla (TSLA), AbbVie (ABBV), Accenture (ACN), Carnival (CCL), Walt Disney (DIS), Invesco (IVZ), Southern (SO), Teladoc Health (TDOC) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH).

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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.00%), State Street Corp (2.41%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.17%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.15%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.56%) and River Road Asset Management LLC (1.41%). 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 Janus Henderson Group PLC, AJO LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Echo Street Capital Management LLC, UBS Group AG, Victory Capital Management Inc., Royce & Associates 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, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., William Blair Investment Management LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Sei Investments Co., Man Group plc, River Road Asset Management LLC, WCM Investment Management LLC and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. 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 $202.97.

How big of a company is UniFirst?

UniFirst has a market capitalization of $3.84 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:  208 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  308 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  516
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 2/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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