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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for UNFI. The highest price target was 53, which equates to a potential upside of 42.47 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 32, implying potential capital losses of -13.98 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -0.71 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.2 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of UNFI is 55.33.

UNFI has traded between a high of 50.99 and a low of 29.53 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.97 percent, and below the high by 27.04 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.92 billion. UNFI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.