Shares of US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.05.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on shares of US Foods Holding Corp to $29.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of US Foods Holding Corp from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 18th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research note on Friday, January 13th. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research note on Thursday, February 16th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada assumed coverage on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research note on Tuesday, January 24th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $32.00 target price on the stock.

US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) opened at 26.77 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.92 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.99. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $27.30 and a 200-day moving average price of $25.11. US Foods Holding Corp has a one year low of $22.19 and a one year high of $27.94.

US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 15th. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.10. The firm earned $5.66 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.68 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that US Foods Holding Corp will post $1.34 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Dubilier & Rice Fund V. Clayton sold 20,700,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.00, for a total transaction of $538,200,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd boosted its stake in US Foods Holding Corp by 42.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 11,820 shares of the company’s stock valued at $279,000 after buying an additional 3,548 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in US Foods Holding Corp by 3.6% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 115,965 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,738,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada purchased a new stake in US Foods Holding Corp during the second quarter valued at about $121,000. Three Peaks Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in US Foods Holding Corp by 5.4% in the third quarter. Three Peaks Capital Management LLC now owns 105,421 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,489,000 after buying an additional 5,421 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its stake in US Foods Holding Corp by 3.4% in the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 182,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,304,000 after buying an additional 6,000 shares in the last quarter.

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US Foods Holding Corp Company Profile

US Foods Holding Corp. is a holding company. The Company is a foodservice distributor in the United States. It conducts all of its operations through its subsidiary, US Foods, Inc It markets and distributes fresh, frozen and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers throughout the United States.

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