Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Current Valuation: United Natural Foods (NASDAQ: UNFI)

Current Valuation: United Natural Foods (NASDAQ: UNFI)

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United Natural Foods is part of the retail defensive industry and consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Steven L. Spinner. United Natural Foods Inc acts as a wholesale distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and nonfood products across North America. Its products include produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The UNFI stock showed a previous change of 1.55% with an open at 22.67 and a close of 22.88. It reached an intraday high of 23.03 and a low of 22.31.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.2b with 50.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 49.9m shares. Trading volume reached 1,135,504 shares compared to its average volume of 1,307,461 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, United Natural Foods shares returned 3.81% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -23.61%. Over three months, it changed -33.14%. In one year it has changed -41.23% and within that year its 52-week high was 52.69 and its 52-week low was 21.16. UNFI stock is 8.13% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 39.13 and a 50 day moving average of 28.97. Currently UNFI stock is trading -41.52% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.26 that ended on 31st of July 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 7.02. Based on 18 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.93. The TTM EPS is 3.09, which comes to a TTM PE of 7.40. Historically, the PE high was 39.60 and the PE low was 7.02. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 21.70, which is a decrease of -5.16%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
07-31-2018:  0.76
04-30-2018:  1.04
01-31-2018:  0.71
10-31-2017:  0.62

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 71.42, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 67.97%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.10% of insider ownership and 172.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.62

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 9.39%, return on assets is 5.66%, profit margin is 1.74%, price-to-sales is 0.15 and price-to-book is 0.62.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 6  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 4  :Overall Score

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