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 highest price target was 53, which equates to a potential upside of 42.47 percent. The lowest price target was 32, which equates to a potential downside 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of UNFI to grow at a rate of 0.27 percent. 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, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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 below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.92 billion. UNFI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.