Trust Co. of Vermont maintained its position in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,925 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont’s holdings in United Natural Foods were worth $254,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its position in United Natural Foods by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 50,707 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,419,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. increased its position in United Natural Foods by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 5,390 shares of the company’s stock worth $257,000 after buying an additional 281 shares during the period. Norges Bank acquired a new position in United Natural Foods during the fourth quarter worth approximately $26,649,000. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its position in United Natural Foods by 6.5% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 8,849 shares of the company’s stock worth $383,000 after buying an additional 540 shares during the period. Finally, Alpha Windward LLC acquired a new position in United Natural Foods during the first quarter worth approximately $467,000. 98.25% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) opened at 36.45 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $38.90 and a 200-day moving average of $43.13. The stock has a market cap of $1.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.64 and a beta of 1.38. United Natural Foods, Inc. has a 12 month low of $29.53 and a 12 month high of $52.18.

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June 6th. The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.42 billion. United Natural Foods had a net margin of 1.38% and a return on equity of 8.21%. The firm’s revenue was up 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.76 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that United Natural Foods, Inc. will post $2.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research analysts have commented on UNFI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United Natural Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 25th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of United Natural Foods in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank AG set a $46.00 target price on shares of United Natural Foods and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price (down previously from $54.00) on shares of United Natural Foods in a research report on Saturday, April 22nd. Finally, Loop Capital started coverage on shares of United Natural Foods in a research report on Monday, May 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $48.00 target price on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.86.

About United Natural Foods

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI)

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