Analyst Ratings for United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Hold has been given to United Natural Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) by analysts covering the stock. UNFI had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

19 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave UNFI a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

UNFI was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 53, implying a possible profit of 42.47 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 32, implying potential capital losses of -13.98 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.71 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.2 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of UNFI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 0.27 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of UNFI is 55.33.

In the last 52-weeks, UNFI has achieved a high of 50.99 and a low of 29.53. Today's price is 25.97 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 27.04 percent. UNFI has a price/earnings ratio of 14.94. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UNFI value stock report compares UNFI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of UNFI is $1.92 billion. UNFI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.