United Natural Foods, Inc is a food distribution business based in the US. United Natural Foods shares (UNFI.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $16.94 – an increase of 4.63% over the previous week. United Natural Foods employs 28,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $26.5 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, United Natural Foods's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $16.94, which is 54.55% up on its pre-crash value of $7.7 and 238.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $5.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of United Natural Foods shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $1,597.42 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $2,392.61.
|Latest market close||$16.94|
|52-week range||$5 - $23.38|
|50-day moving average||$17.596|
|200-day moving average||$17.1793|
|Wall St. target price||$23.25|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-5.561|
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|3 months (2020-10-16)||-14.21%|
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 "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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $654 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a United Natural Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$26.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1.4%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.15%|
|Return on equity TTM||-19.2%|
|Market capitalisation||$1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 11.3 million United Natural Foods shares held short by investors – that's known as United Natural Foods's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% up from 10.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting United Natural Foods shares can be evaluated.
United Natural Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of United Natural Foods shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of United Natural Foods shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). United Natural Foods's SIR currently stands at 7.27. In other words for every 100,000 United Natural Foods shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7270 shares are currently held short.
However United Natural Foods's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of United Natural Foods shares, or, against the total number of tradable United Natural Foods shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case United Natural Foods's short interest could be expressed as 0.21% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 United Natural Foods shares in existence, roughly 210 shares are currently held short) or 0.3186% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable United Natural Foods shares, roughly 319 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against United Natural Foods.
Find out more about how you can short United Natural Foods stock.
We're not expecting United Natural Foods to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
United Natural Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 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.
Over the last 12 months, United Natural Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5 up to $23.38. 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 1.4926. This would suggest that United Natural Foods's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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 distributes and merchandises natural and organic and gourmet ethnic products; conventional and organic produce and other fresh products; and organic fruits, vegetables, juices, milk, eggs, nuts, and coffee. In addition, the company is involved in importing, roasting, packaging, and distributing nuts, dried fruits, seeds, trail mixes, granola, natural and organic snack items, and confections. Further, it offers Blue Marble Brands products through wholesale segment, third-party distributors, and directly to retailers; and Field Day brand products primarily to customers through its independent channel. Additionally, the company provides general merchandise, home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy products, as well as private label products through a network of 71 Cub Foods and Shoppers retail grocery stores; professional services, such as retail store support, advertising, couponing, e-commerce, network and data hosting, and administrative back-office solutions; and marketing services comprising consumer and trade marketing programs, as well as programs to support suppliers in understanding its markets. The company serves chains, independent retailers, and supernatural chains, as well as foodservice, e-commerce, conventional military business, and other sales customers. United Natural Foods, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.
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