US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.83.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on USFD shares. Buckingham Research lifted their target price on shares of US Foods from $48.00 to $51.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 12th. ValuEngine lowered US Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. Barclays lifted their price objective on US Foods from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, September 12th. Bank of America boosted their target price on shares of US Foods from $44.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on shares of US Foods from $42.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, September 12th.

Shares of NYSE USFD traded down $0.34 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $40.16. The stock had a trading volume of 3,134 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,152,228. The company has a market cap of $8.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.76, a PEG ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.46. US Foods has a twelve month low of $29.55 and a twelve month high of $43.10. The business’s fifty day moving average is $39.66 and its two-hundred day moving average is $38.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 0.82.

US Foods (NYSE:USFD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 5th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $6.53 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.53 billion. US Foods had a net margin of 1.57% and a return on equity of 14.40%. The business’s revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.55 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts forecast that US Foods will post 2.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Pietro Satriano sold 184,666 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.23, for a total value of $7,244,447.18. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 275,499 shares in the company, valued at $10,807,825.77. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 0.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in USFD. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC increased its holdings in US Foods by 82.0% during the 3rd quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 726 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,000 after purchasing an additional 327 shares in the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. raised its position in US Foods by 116.8% in the 3rd quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 828 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,000 after buying an additional 446 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc raised its position in US Foods by 4.5% in the 3rd quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 10,572 shares of the company’s stock valued at $435,000 after buying an additional 456 shares during the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC lifted its stake in US Foods by 0.7% in the 3rd quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 72,380 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,975,000 after acquiring an additional 475 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its stake in US Foods by 1.2% in the 3rd quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 40,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,673,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. 94.09% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About US Foods

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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