US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) reached a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $39.99 and last traded at $39.93, with a volume of 127626 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $39.49.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Pivotal Research restated a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of US Foods in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded US Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 9th. Finally, Buckingham Research upgraded US Foods from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $32.00 to $48.00 in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.40.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 1.37 and a quick ratio of 0.80. The company has a market capitalization of $8.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.67, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a 50 day moving average of $36.73 and a 200-day moving average of $35.96.

US Foods (NYSE:USFD) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $6.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.36 billion. US Foods had a return on equity of 14.15% and a net margin of 1.63%. US Foods’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.57 earnings per share. Research analysts predict that US Foods Holding Corp will post 2.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Steven Guberman sold 4,434 shares of US Foods stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.42, for a total transaction of $161,486.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 37,013 shares in the company, valued at $1,348,013.46. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Keith D. Rohland sold 62,780 shares of US Foods stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.60, for a total transaction of $2,297,748.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 82,464 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,018,182.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 90,257 shares of company stock worth $3,303,069. Insiders own 0.80% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors lifted its holdings in shares of US Foods by 14.3% during the second quarter. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors now owns 2,925 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,000 after purchasing an additional 365 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank lifted its holdings in shares of US Foods by 3.4% during the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 12,441 shares of the company’s stock valued at $437,000 after purchasing an additional 413 shares during the last quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. lifted its holdings in shares of US Foods by 9.4% during the second quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 7,883 shares of the company’s stock valued at $282,000 after purchasing an additional 680 shares during the last quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC lifted its holdings in shares of US Foods by 2.6% during the second quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC now owns 28,836 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,031,000 after purchasing an additional 720 shares during the last quarter. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of US Foods by 6.3% during the second quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 13,394 shares of the company’s stock valued at $479,000 after purchasing an additional 799 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.74% of the company’s stock.

About US Foods (NYSE:USFD)

US Foods Holding Corp., through its subsidiary, US Foods, Inc, markets and distributes fresh, frozen, and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers in the United States. Its 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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