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How to buy Performance Food Group Company stock | $46.81

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Performance Food Group Company is a food distribution business based in the US. Performance Food Group Company shares (PFGC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Performance Food Group Company employs 20,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$25.9 billion.

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  3. Search for Performance Food Group Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PFGC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$46.81, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Performance Food Group Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Performance Food Group Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Performance Food Group Company share price

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Performance Food Group Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market closeUSD$46.81
52-week rangeUSD$7.41 - USD$54.49
50-day moving average USD$40.0606
200-day moving average USD$33.1052
Wall St. target priceUSD$48.67
PE ratio 29.1383
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.926

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Performance Food Group Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $46.81 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2021-01-07) -4.08%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.41%
3 months (2020-10-16) 22.06%
6 months (2020-07-16) 70.90%
1 year (2020-01-16) -9.49%
2 years (2019-01-16) 39.27%
3 years (2018-01-16) 39.52%
5 years (2016-01-15) 124.51%

Is Performance Food Group Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Performance Food Group Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Performance Food Group Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Performance Food Group Company's P/E ratio

Performance Food Group Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Performance Food Group Company shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Performance Food Group Company's PEG ratio

Performance Food Group Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8674. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Performance Food Group Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Performance Food Group Company's EBITDA

Performance Food Group Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$597.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Performance Food Group Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Performance Food Group Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$25.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.68%
Return on equity TTM -9%
Profit margin -0.58%
Book value $15.308
Market capitalisation USD$5.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Performance Food Group Company shares

There are currently 1.9 million Performance Food Group Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Performance Food Group Company's "short interest". This figure is 27.6% down from 2.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Performance Food Group Company shares can be evaluated.

Performance Food Group Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Performance Food Group Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Performance Food Group Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Performance Food Group Company shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Performance Food Group Company's SIR currently stands at 1.23. In other words for every 100,000 Performance Food Group Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1230 shares are currently held short.

However Performance Food Group Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Performance Food Group Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Performance Food Group Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Performance Food Group Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Performance Food Group Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0159% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Performance Food Group Company shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Performance Food Group Company.

Find out more about how you can short Performance Food Group Company stock.

Performance Food Group Company share dividends

We're not expecting Performance Food Group Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Performance Food Group Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Performance Food Group Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.41 up to $54.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PFGC.US volatility(beta: 1.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Performance Food Group Company's is 1.4188. This would suggest that Performance Food Group Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Performance Food Group Company overview

Performance Food Group Company, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes food and food-related products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Foodservice and Vistar. The company offers a range of frozen foods, including meats, fully prepared appetizers and entrees, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; canned and dry foods; fresh meats; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; fresh produce; and candy, snack, and other products, as well as beef, seafood, shortenings and oils, baked goods, salad dressings, teas and cocoas, pork, and others. It also supplies various non-food items, such as paper products comprising pizza boxes, disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware that include china and silverware; cookware, which comprise pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; cigarettes and other tobacco products; and cleaning supplies. In addition, the company offers value-added services related to foodservice distribution, including electronic order-taking, payment, and other Internet based services; various reports and other data, menu planning advice, food safety training, and assistance in inventory control, as well as access to various third-party services designed to add value to its customers' businesses. It serves independent and chain restaurants, schools, business and industry locations, hospitals, vending distributors, office coffee service distributors, retailers, theaters, convenience stores, and hospitality providers, as well as franchises and other institutional customers. The company markets and distributes approximately 200,000 food and food-related products from 109 distribution centers to approximately 200,000 customer locations. Performance Food Group Company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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