United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Stock Forecast & Predictions

United Natural Foods Inc. UNFI: $37.97

313 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, US. | Sector: Wholesale Trade | Exchange: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE INC. | Web: www.unfi.com

  • Market Cap$2.09B
  • Change (52 Weeks)106.81%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$14.23
  • United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    On Hold
    Analysts Recommendations for United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) is based on 19 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 21.05% are on Strong Buy, 21.05% on Moderate Buy, 52.63% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 5.26% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 19 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended UNFI stock as On Hold. This means investors are recommended to hold their existing positions if any, otherwise, the recommendation is neither to buy nor sell at this stage. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of United Natural Foods Inc..

    United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $48.30$24.24$37.48
    $37.481.28% Downside
    Updated: 2021-09-19 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for UNFI set by the institutional analysts is $37.48 where High Estimate is $48.30, Median $36.21 and Low $24.24.

    The average price target for UNFI by Institutional Analysts is $37.48, which is 1.28% Downside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, UNFI Stock might be a bit overvalued at this stage and there’s potential for downside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Northcoast ResearchBuyUpgraded
    Seaport GlobalNeutralInitiated
    Wells FargoUnderweightDowngraded
    BarclaysUnderweightDowngraded
    Wolfe ResearchOutperformInitiated
    MKM PartnersBuyInitiated
    BTIGNeutralInitiated
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Wells FargoEqual-WeightUpgraded
    CFRAHoldMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightUpgraded
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformUpgraded
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Wells FargoUnderweightDowngraded
    BuckinghamNeutralMaintained
    Wells FargoMarket PerformMaintained
    BMO CapitalUnderperformDowngraded
    Buckingham ResearchNeutralMaintained
    ArgusHoldDowngraded
    Wells FargoMarket PerformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    BuckinghamNeutralMaintained
    BuckinghamNeutralDowngraded
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaUnderperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Wells FargoMarket PerformMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightUpgraded
    SusquehannaNeutralInitiated
    RBC CapitalUnderperformDowngraded
    ArgusBuyUpgraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BuckinghamBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Bank of AmericaUnderperformMaintained
    Stephens & Co.Equal-WeightInitiated
    Loop CapitalBuyInitiated
    Goldman SachsNeutralInitiated
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BarclaysUnderweightInitiated
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Standpoint ResearchHoldDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightDowngraded
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Canaccord GenuityBuyMaintained
    BarclaysUnderweightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldDowngraded
    BarclaysUnderweightMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformUpgraded
    Standpoint ResearchBuyInitiated
    Tigress FinancialNeutralDowngraded
    OppenheimerPerformMaintained
    PiperJaffrayNeutralDowngraded
    Buckingham ResearchBuyInitiated
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Pivotal ResearchSellInitiated
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Canaccord GenuityBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformDowngraded
    WedbushNeutralDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    OppenheimerPerformDowngraded
    Bank of AmericaUnderperformDowngraded
    Argus ResearchHoldDowngraded
    ArgusHoldDowngraded
    OppenheimerOutperformMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Canaccord GenuityBuyMaintained
    Stephens & Co.OverweightUpgraded
    GuggenheimBuyInitiated
    Cleveland ResearchNeutralDowngraded
    OppenheimerOutperformMaintained
    Canaccord GenuityBuyMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    PiperJaffrayOverweightUpgraded
    Tigress FinancialBuyInitiated
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Stephens & Co.OverweightInitiated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightInitiated
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    JefferiesBuyUpgraded
    PiperJaffrayNeutralDowngraded
    JefferiesHoldInitiated
    UBSNeutralDowngraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformInitiated
    Deutsche BankHoldInitiated
    PiperJaffrayOverweightUpgraded
    UBSBuyUpgraded
    Longbow ResearchNeutralInitiated
    Goldman SachsNeutralMaintained
    Goldman SachsMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralInitiated
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Canaccord GenuityBuyMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    PiperJaffrayNeutralMaintained
    M PartnersHoldMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    PiperJaffrayNeutralMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Cantor FitzgeraldSellMaintained
    Cantor FitzgeraldSellInitiated
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    UBSNeutralInitiated
    Bank ofericaBuyMaintained
    M PartnersHoldDowngraded
    Canaccord GenuityBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformUpgraded

    United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $0.564
    The average consensus EPS for UNFI is $0.564 with a high estimate of $0.872 and Low of $0.372 for the period 2021-12-31 and based on 9 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $$0.820082021-12-31


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $$0.56391722022-03-31
    $$0.820082021-12-31
    $0.94$0.895562021-09-30
    $1.25$0.82481282021-06-30
    $0.51$0.75482021-03-31
    $1.06$0.7543412020-12-31
    $1.4$0.6617252020-09-30
    $0.32$0.28052020-06-30
    $0.12$0.2705552020-03-31
    $0.44$0.53022662019-12-31
    $0.61$0.53422500000000012019-09-30
    $0.44$0.227462019-06-30
    $0.59$0.74161142019-03-31
    $0.76$0.86831582018-12-31
    $1.04$0.95004842018-09-30
    $0.71$0.56394782018-06-30
    $0.6$0.61590662018-03-31
    $0.72$0.71339822017-12-31
    $0.77$0.77819882017-09-30
    $0.5$0.507452017-06-30
    $0.58$0.63686760000000012017-03-31
    $0.7$0.64260000000000012016-12-31
    $0.77$0.67001762016-09-30
    $0.49$0.49583222016-06-30
    $0.65$0.69299822016-03-31
    $0.72$0.73601162015-12-31
    $0.83$0.86324642015-09-30
    $0.65$0.67832015-06-30
    $0.67$0.64706760000000012015-03-31
    $0.67$0.66031742014-12-31
    $0.73$0.7458752014-09-30
    $0.56$0.57255662014-06-30
    $0.56$0.55080000000000012014-03-31
    $0.65$0.61478462013-12-31
    $0.64$0.65044382013-09-30
    $0.46$0.50660342013-06-30
    $0.46$0.466652013-03-31
    $0.51$0.52165860000000012012-12-31
    $0.59$0.5672732012-09-30
    $0.45$0.44787182012-06-30

    What is Analyst Ratings & Price Targets?

    The analysts provide Buy, Sell or Hold ratings after extensive research of a companies financial reports, listening to conference calls and some of them even get in contact with upper management of the company to get an overall picture of operation.

    Although institutional Analyst’s are not always correct, their ratings are followed by millions of traders around the world and they can heavily influence trading activities for a company.

    As a retail investor, going through analyst ratings will instantly provide you an idea if the stock is worth buying. Top Analysts also provide their price targets. It’s a prediction of where the stock price might go based on their analysis.

    The best way to analyze price targets is to combined average price targets of major analysts. If the average price target is much higher than the current price of the stock, then the probability of a stock going up is also high.

    What is Technical Analysis?

    Technical Analysis refers to analyzing a stock's price over a period of time. In the financial market, past price patterns are one of the strongest indicators of an asset's future performance.

    In easier terms, millions of traders use Live Charts to watch the stock prices, it is actually a single source of truth for most traders. When a stock's price reaches a significant price level/pattern in the chart, millions of traders take buy/sell positions from those levels.

    As a regular investor, one of the easiest ways to check technical analysis of a stock is through Technical Indicators. Technical Indicators are programmed algorithms that monitor price changes in the Charts and indicate Buy/Sell based on market conditions.

    Some Technical Indicators can be very powerful (e.g SMA) and some can be pretty useless. Stock research tools like iTradely heavily simplify the technical analysis process for the investors by showing Buy/Sell/Neutral ratings combined from 17 powerful technical indicators, all in one page.

    What is Earnings Per Share (EPS) and Why is it Important?

    EPS, or Earning Per Share, can tell a lot about a stock’s performance. It’s calculated by dividing a company’s profit by the number of outstanding shares of its common stocks.

    In layman’s term, earnings is an indicator of a company’s profitability. Higher the earnings, the more profitable a company is.
    Some traders pick stocks solely based on EPS or earnings Analysis, it is a very powerful indicator of a stock’s price.

    Before you buy a stock, check the company’s earnings History and Surprises. A Surprise happens when a company reports a much higher or lower actual earnings/EPS than the forecasted earnings/EPS.

    If a company reports higher EPS surprises consistently, analysts keep raising their estimates, traders become more confident in the company, driving the share price higher.

    What is Stock Sentiment?

    Stock Sentiment refers to how people speculating about the stock or what kind of trading position investors are often taking.

    There are different kinds of sentiments you can find online for a company, this includes Investor Sentiment (Percentage of investors buying or selling), News Sentiment (Is the company getting positive or negative impressions from the Press?), Social Sentiment (The overall trends about the company in social media, is it negative or positive?).