How to buy US Foods Holding shares | $31.18

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US Foods Holding Corp is a food distribution business based in the US. US Foods Holding shares (USFD.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $31.18 – an increase of 0.19% over the previous week. US Foods Holding employs 28,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $23.7 billion.

How to buy shares in US Foods Holding

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: USFD in this case.
  5. Research US Foods Holding shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your US Foods Holding shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted US Foods Holding's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, US Foods Holding's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $31.18, which is 21.46% down on its pre-crash value of $39.7 and 274.76% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $8.32.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of US Foods Holding shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $333.18 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 $781.68.

US Foods Holding share price

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US Foods Holding shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close$31.18
52-week range$8.32 - $42.28
50-day moving average $26.1549
200-day moving average $22.7321
Wall St. target price$33.9
PE ratio 25.3976
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.833
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Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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£100
0.45%
£11.95
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£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
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£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
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£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
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7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
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£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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0.75-0.88%
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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 last close of $31.18

1 month (2020-12-22) -5.05%

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 $737 million (£0.0 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 $23.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.35%
Gross profit TTM $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 $7.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell US Foods Holding shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "USFD.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

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. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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).

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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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