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Stock in the Spotlight: United Natural Foods (NYSE: UNFI)


United Natural Foods trades as part of the retail defensive industry and trades as part of the consumer defensive sector. 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 -4.37% with an open at 10.90 and a close of 10.51. It reached an intraday high of 10.90 and a low of 10.39.

PR Newswire:  United Natural Foods to Participate At Investor Conferences


The stock has a market cap of $553.9m with 52.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 52.0m shares. Trading volume reached 981,489 shares compared to its average volume of 1,042,607 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, United Natural Foods shares returned 5.31% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -13.92%. Over three months, it changed -17.44%. In one year it has changed -74.05% and within that year its 52-week high was 44.94 and its 52-week low was 9.23. UNFI stock is 13.87% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 18.17 and a 50 day moving average of 11.98. Currently UNFI stock is trading -42.15% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  United Natural Foods to Participate At Investor Conferences


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 3.22. Based on 12 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.74. The TTM EPS is 3.06, which comes to a TTM PE of 3.43. Historically, the PE high was 36.50 and the PE low was 3.22. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 9.88, which is a decrease of -6.01%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

Apr19 (Reported on 06/05/2019): 1.12
Jan19 (Reported on 03/05/2019): -6.72
Oct18 (Reported on 12/06/2018): -0.38
Jul18 (Reported on 09/20/2018): 0.64
Apr18 (Reported on 06/06/2018): 1.02

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 43.89, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 76.05%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 8,218,903, which was 15.59% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 8.75. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 2.28.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -16.87%, return on assets is -5.32%, profit margin is -1.51%, price-to-sales is 0.03 and price-to-book is 0.38.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

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