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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for USFD. The highest price target was 35, implying potential capital gains of 24.56 percent. The minimum price target given was 29, implying a possible loss 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.95 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.16 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

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. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. USFD has a PEG ratio of 1.01.

In the last 52-weeks, USFD has achieved a high of 30.73 and a low of 22.19. Currently the stock is 26.63 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 8.56 percent. 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 market cap of USFD is $6.25 billion. USFD is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.