Headlines about United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Natural Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5153586471047 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of United Natural Foods in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of United Natural Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of United Natural Foods in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of United Natural Foods in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, Buckingham Research decreased their price objective on shares of United Natural Foods from $53.00 to $51.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.56.

Shares of United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) opened at 39.74 on Friday. United Natural Foods has a 12 month low of $29.53 and a 12 month high of $49.74. The company has a market capitalization of $2.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.96 and a beta of 1.39. The company’s 50-day moving average is $36.13 and its 200 day moving average is $39.19.

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 13th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.02. United Natural Foods had a net margin of 1.40% and a return on equity of 8.10%. The company had revenue of $2.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.36 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.70 EPS. United Natural Foods’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that United Natural Foods will post $2.69 earnings per share for the current year.

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United Natural Foods Company Profile

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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