Media headlines about US Foods (NYSE:USFD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. US Foods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0160982992007 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of US Foods (NYSE USFD) traded up $0.35 on Tuesday, reaching $31.62. 2,025,438 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,118,541. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,026.16, a P/E ratio of 27.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.38. US Foods has a 52 week low of $25.43 and a 52 week high of $31.82. The company has a current ratio of 1.40, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of US Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of US Foods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Barclays assumed coverage on shares of US Foods in a research note on Monday, August 28th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $30.00 price objective on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.56.

In other US Foods news, major shareholder Usf Co-Investor No. 2 L.P Cdr sold 19,977,773 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total value of $559,377,644.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 1.56% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About US Foods

US Foods Holding Corp. is a holding company. The Company is a foodservice distributor in the United States. The Company, through US Foods, Inc (USF), markets and primarily distributes fresh, frozen and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers throughout the United States. These 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.

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