Is Wall Street High Or Low On US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)?


US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) finished Friday with a subtraction of -$0.22 to close at $34.02, a downside of -0.64 percent. An average of 654,520 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.42 in the past week, and it reached a new high 11 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,181,160 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,393,138.

USFD stock has decreased by -7.00% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $33.69 on 12/30/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/17/22, shares of the company touched a low of $25.49 and a high of $39.73 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 10 times so far this year and lost -2.33% or -$0.81 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -14.37% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

USFD stock investors should be aware that US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 29 days ago on Dec 02. In this transaction, the insider spent $867,785. EVP, Nationally Managed Bus., Guberman Steven, disposed of 11,708 shares at a price of $36.00 on Nov 22. The insider now owns more than $421,488 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chief Financial Officer Locascio Dirk J. went on to Sale 20,000 shares at $33.00 each on Nov 11. An amount of $660,000 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 39.60. The stock’s beta is 1.42. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.23, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.95.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of US Foods Holding Corp. for the three months ended June 29 was 0.80, and the current ratio was 1.40, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.23 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.31 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $4.66 billion compared to revenue of $29.49 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, US Foods Holding Corp.’s return on assets was 1.60%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, US Foods Holding Corp. had $4.84 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $109.0 million in the quarter, while revenues were grew 41.28%. The analyst consensus anticipated US Foods Holding Corp.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.68 per share, but it turned out to be $0.67, a -1.50% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $310.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $224.89 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 30 December was 36.87%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 15.15%.

As of today, USFD’s price is $34.32 -1.22% or -$0.42 from its 5-day moving average. USFD is currently trading -5.92% lower than its 20-day SMA and +6.38% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +23.39% above the SMA50 and -7.90% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 11.87% and 17.72%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.69. With the 14-day stochastic at 12.18% and the average true range at 0.75, the RSI (14) stands at 45.37%. The stock has reached -0.38 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.75.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell USFD, while 4 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 3 analysts, while 9 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is USFD’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $34.00 and $48.00, with a median target of $42.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) stock is $41.50.


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