Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA lowered its stake in shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) by 47.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 102,950 shares of the company’s stock after selling 94,418 shares during the quarter. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA’s holdings in United Natural Foods were worth $5,073,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. bought a new stake in United Natural Foods during the 4th quarter worth about $112,000. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. acquired a new position in United Natural Foods during the 4th quarter valued at about $127,000. Strs Ohio lifted its position in United Natural Foods by 440.0% during the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 2,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,000 after purchasing an additional 2,200 shares during the period. BSW Wealth Partners acquired a new position in United Natural Foods during the 4th quarter valued at about $200,000. Finally, Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC acquired a new position in United Natural Foods during the 3rd quarter valued at about $208,000.

In other news, insider Christopher P. Testa sold 4,744 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.47, for a total transaction of $234,685.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 14,782 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $731,265.54. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider John Michael Hummel sold 1,773 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.42, for a total transaction of $87,621.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 103,191 shares of company stock valued at $5,140,875 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

Shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) opened at $43.66 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 2.25. The company has a market cap of $2,227.72, a P/E ratio of 16.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 1.41. United Natural Foods, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $29.53 and a fifty-two week high of $52.69.

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.60. The firm had revenue of $2.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.39 billion. United Natural Foods had a net margin of 1.39% and a return on equity of 8.04%. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.58 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that United Natural Foods, Inc. will post 2.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on UNFI shares. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded shares of United Natural Foods from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their target price for the company from $36.00 to $34.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. TheStreet downgraded shares of United Natural Foods from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $41.00 price target on shares of United Natural Foods in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Natural Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 2nd. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of United Natural Foods in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $44.83.

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United Natural Foods Company Profile

United Natural Foods, Inc is a distributor and retailer of natural, organic and specialty products. The Company’s segments include Wholesale and Other. The Wholesale segment is engaged in the national distribution of natural, organic and specialty foods, produce and related products in the United States and Canada.

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