US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) Director John Anthony Lederer sold 98,702 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.23, for a total transaction of $3,279,867.46. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 406,054 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,493,174.42. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

US Foods Holding Corp (USFD) traded up $0.24 on Thursday, reaching $32.53. 818,822 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,928,281. The company has a market cap of $7,181.20, a P/E ratio of 24.97, a PEG ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 0.86. US Foods Holding Corp has a 52 week low of $25.43 and a 52 week high of $33.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 1.40.

US Foods (NYSE:USFD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $6 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.92 billion. US Foods had a return on equity of 10.80% and a net margin of 1.84%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.53 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that US Foods Holding Corp will post 1.95 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in US Foods in the 4th quarter worth approximately $132,000. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new stake in US Foods in the 4th quarter worth approximately $135,000. American International Group Inc. purchased a new stake in US Foods in the 4th quarter worth approximately $137,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its stake in US Foods by 2,909.3% in the 4th quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 6,139 shares of the company’s stock worth $196,000 after purchasing an additional 5,935 shares in the last quarter. Finally, ETRADE Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in US Foods in the 4th quarter worth approximately $214,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.54% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on USFD shares. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of US Foods from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of US Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of US Foods in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective (up from $31.00) on shares of US Foods in a report on Sunday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $37.00 price objective on shares of US Foods and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $35.40.

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US Foods Company Profile

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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