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.

Several price targets were given for UNFI by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 53, implying potential capital gains of 42.47 percent. The minimum price target given was 32, implying a possible loss of -13.98 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.71 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.2 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

UNFI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 0.27 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. UNFI has a PEG ratio of 55.33.

In the last 52-weeks, UNFI has achieved a high of 50.99 and a low of 29.53. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.97 percent, and 27.04 percent lower than its 52-week high. UNFI has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.