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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for UNFI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 53, implying a possible profit of 42.47 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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.

UNFI has a 52-week high of 50.99 and a 52-week low of 29.53. Today's price is 25.97 percent above the 52-week low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.