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 most optimistic price target was 35, which equates to a potential upside of 24.56 percent. The minimum price target given was 29, implying potential capital losses of 3.2 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.39 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.95 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 -1.16 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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.

USFD has traded between a high of 30.73 and a low of 22.19 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.63 percent, and 8.56 percent lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of USFD is $6.25 billion. USFD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.