LSV Asset Management continued to hold its stake in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 57,900 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. LSV Asset Management owned about 0.11% of United Natural Foods worth $2,124,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. FMR LLC lifted its stake in United Natural Foods by 34.4% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,588,290 shares of the company’s stock worth $328,042,000 after acquiring an additional 1,940,736 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in United Natural Foods by 16,599.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,252,416 shares of the company’s stock worth $227,062,000 after acquiring an additional 5,220,963 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in United Natural Foods by 5.2% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,265,216 shares of the company’s stock worth $184,386,000 after acquiring an additional 211,300 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in United Natural Foods by 23.4% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,070,520 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,737,000 after acquiring an additional 582,345 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp lifted its stake in United Natural Foods by 2.2% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,599,717 shares of the company’s stock worth $69,152,000 after acquiring an additional 34,339 shares during the last quarter.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ UNFI) opened at 42.03 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $36.25 and a 200-day moving average of $39.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.13 billion, a PE ratio of 16.88 and a beta of 1.39. United Natural Foods, Inc. has a one year low of $29.53 and a one year high of $49.74.

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 13th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.02. United Natural Foods had a return on equity of 8.10% and a net margin of 1.40%. The firm had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.36 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.70 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that United Natural Foods, Inc. will post $2.72 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on UNFI. ValuEngine downgraded shares of United Natural Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Natural Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of United Natural Foods in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their price target on shares of United Natural Foods from $46.00 to $43.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of United Natural Foods in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $42.69.

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United Natural Foods 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.

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

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