How to buy United Natural Foods stock
Learn how to easily invest in United Natural Foods stock.
United Natural Foods is a food distribution business based in the US. United Natural Foods shares (UNFI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. United Natural Foods employs 30,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $30.1 billion.
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United Natural Foods stock price (NYSE: UNFI)Use our graph to track the performance of UNFI stocks over time.
United Natural Foods shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$18.67|
|52-week range||$17.71 - $47.88|
|50-day moving average||$20.04|
|200-day moving average||$28.98|
|Wall St. target price||$24.11|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.18|
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United Natural Foods price performance over time
|1 week (2023-09-14)||1.03%|
|1 month (2023-08-21)||-8.07%|
|3 months (2023-06-21)||-8.44%|
|6 months (2023-03-21)||-22.66%|
|1 year (2022-09-20)||-56.01%|
|2 years (2021-09-21)||-48.51%|
|3 years (2020-09-21)||9.82%|
|5 years (2018-09-21)||30.97|
Is United Natural Foods stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing United Natural Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of United Natural Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
United Natural Foods's P/E ratio
United Natural Foods's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, United Natural Foods shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
United Natural Foods's PEG ratio
United Natural Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.74. 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 United Natural Foods's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
United Natural Foods's EBITDA
United Natural Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $610 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a United Natural Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
United Natural Foods financials
|Revenue TTM||$30.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.61%|
|Market Capitalization||$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
United Natural Foods share dividends
We're not expecting United Natural Foods to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have United Natural Foods's shares ever split?
United Natural Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 April 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your United Natural Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for United Natural Foods shares which in turn could have impacted United Natural Foods's share price.
United Natural Foods share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, United Natural Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.71 up to $47.88. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while United Natural Foods's is 0.9824. This would suggest that United Natural Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
United Natural Foods overview
United Natural Foods, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, distributes natural, organic, specialty, produce, and conventional grocery and non-food products in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Wholesale and Retail. The company offers grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products, and personal care items. It also provides nuts, dried fruit, seeds, trail mixes, granola, natural and organic snack items, and confections under the Woodstock Farms Manufacturing name; organic, non-GMO project verified, and specialty food and non-food items under the Blue Marble brand; pet food under the WILD HARVEST brand; and imported Greek feta cheese and organic ramen under the MT. VIKOS, KOYO, ASIAN GOURMET, MEDITERRANEAN ORGANIC, and NATURAL SEA brands, as well as various products under the TUMARO'S, ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY, SHOPPERS VALUE, Field Day, EQUALINE, CULINARY CIRCLE, ARCTIC SHORES SEAFOOD COMPANY, STONE RIDGE CREAMERY, and SUPER CHILL brands. In addition, the company provides home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy products, as well as private label products through a network of 73 Cub Foods and Shoppers retail grocery stores; and retail store support, pricing strategy, shelf and planogram management, advertising, couponing, ecommerce, consumer convenience, store design, equipment sourcing, electronic payments processing, network and data hosting, point-of-sale hardware and software, automation tools, sustainability, and administrative back-office solution services.
United Natural Foods in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of United Natural Foods is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.817% of United Natural Foods shares are held by insiders and 99.262% by institutions. How many people work for United Natural Foods?
Latest data suggests 30,300 work at United Natural Foods. When does the fiscal year end for United Natural Foods?
United Natural Foods's fiscal year ends in August. Where is United Natural Foods based?
United Natural Foods's address is: 313 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI, United States, 02908 What is United Natural Foods's ISIN number?
United Natural Foods's international securities identification number is: US9111631035 What is United Natural Foods's CUSIP number?
United Natural Foods's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 911163103
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