News headlines about US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. US Foods Holding Corp earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.107377324828 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ USFD) traded up 1.13% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $27.76. 534,356 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $27.61 and its 200-day moving average price is $27.89. US Foods Holding Corp has a one year low of $22.19 and a one year high of $30.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.21 billion and a PE ratio of 20.84.

US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. US Foods Holding Corp had a net margin of 1.06% and a return on equity of 10.08%. The business had revenue of $6.16 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.03 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.07) EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that US Foods Holding Corp will post $1.35 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on USFD shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of US Foods Holding Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 20th. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 target price (up from $32.00) on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Loop Capital started coverage on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research report on Monday, May 15th. They set a “hold” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $32.00 target price on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $30.91.

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In other news, insider Keith D. Rohland sold 35,451 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.12, for a total value of $961,431.12. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 57,433 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,557,582.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

About US Foods Holding Corp

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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