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How to buy US Foods Holding stock | $31.18

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US Foods Holding Corp is a food distribution business based in the US. US Foods Holding shares (USFD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. US Foods Holding employs 28,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$23.7 billion.

How to buy shares in US Foods Holding

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for US Foods Holding. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: USFD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until US Foods Holding reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$31.18, 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 US Foods Holding, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of US Foods Holding. 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.

US Foods Holding share price

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US Foods Holding shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market closeUSD$31.18
52-week rangeUSD$8.32 - USD$42.28
50-day moving average USD$26.1549
200-day moving average USD$22.7321
Wall St. target priceUSD$33.9
PE ratio 25.3976
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.833

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Is it a good time to buy US Foods Holding stock?

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US Foods Holding price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.18 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2021-01-05) -3.53%
1 month (2020-12-12) N/A
3 months (2020-10-16) 25.57%
6 months (2020-07-12) N/A
1 year (2020-01-12) N/A
2 years (2019-01-12) N/A
3 years (2018-01-12) 32.45
5 years (2016-01-12) N/A

Is US Foods Holding under- or over-valued?

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

US Foods Holding's P/E ratio

US Foods Holding's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, US Foods Holding shares trade at around 25x 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.

US Foods Holding's PEG ratio

US Foods Holding's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1106. 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 US Foods Holding's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

US Foods Holding's EBITDA

US Foods Holding's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$737 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a US Foods Holding's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

US Foods Holding financials

Revenue TTM USD$23.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.35%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.64%
Return on equity TTM -3.25%
Profit margin -0.52%
Book value $15.905
Market capitalisation USD$7.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting US Foods Holding shares

There are currently 4.8 million US Foods Holding shares held short by investors – that's known as US Foods Holding's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% up from 4.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting US Foods Holding shares can be evaluated.

US Foods Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

US Foods Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of US Foods Holding shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of US Foods Holding shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). US Foods Holding's SIR currently stands at 1.57. In other words for every 100,000 US Foods Holding shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1570 shares are currently held short.

However US Foods Holding's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of US Foods Holding shares, or, against the total number of tradable US Foods Holding shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case US Foods Holding's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 US Foods Holding shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0221% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable US Foods Holding shares, roughly 22 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 US Foods Holding.

Find out more about how you can short US Foods Holding stock.

US Foods Holding share dividends

We're not expecting US Foods Holding to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

US Foods Holding share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, US Foods Holding's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.32 up to $42.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

USFD.US volatility(beta: 1.47)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 US Foods Holding's is 1.4707. This would suggest that US Foods Holding's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

US Foods Holding overview

US Foods Holding Corp., through its subsidiary, US Foods, Inc., markets and distributes fresh, frozen, and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers in the United States. The company's customers include independently owned single and multi-unit restaurants, regional concepts, national restaurant chains, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and motels, country clubs, government and military organizations, colleges and universities, and retail locations. As of February 13, 2020, it maintained 92 operating facilities. The company was formerly known as USF Holding Corp. and changed its name to US Foods Holding Corp. in February 2016. US Foods Holding Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois.

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