Analyst Ratings for US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. USFD had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

8 analysts declared USFD a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for USFD by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 35, implying a possible profit of 24.56 percent. The minimum price target given was 29, implying potential capital losses of 3.2 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.39 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.95 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 -1.16 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of USFD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 28.3 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of USFD is 1.01.

In the trailing 52-weeks, USFD hit 30.73 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 22.19. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.63 percent, and 8.56 percent below the high. USFD has a P/E ratio of 28.65. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The USFD value stock report compares USFD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.25 billion. USFD will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.