United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) COO Sean Griffin sold 6,521 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.60, for a total transaction of $290,836.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Sean Griffin also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, September 22nd, Sean Griffin sold 8,095 shares of United Natural Foods stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.25, for a total transaction of $350,108.75.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ UNFI) opened at 41.59 on Friday. United Natural Foods, Inc. has a 52-week low of $29.53 and a 52-week high of $49.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.11 billion, a PE ratio of 16.25 and a beta of 1.39. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $36.25 and its 200-day moving average is $39.08.

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 13th. The company reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the 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 company had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.36 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.70 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that United Natural Foods, Inc. will post $2.71 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in UNFI. Sei Investments Co. grew its holdings in United Natural Foods by 47.2% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 3,622 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,000 after purchasing an additional 1,162 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in United Natural Foods by 20.5% during the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 4,171 shares of the company’s stock valued at $153,000 after purchasing an additional 711 shares during the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in United Natural Foods by 80.6% during the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 4,695 shares of the company’s stock valued at $172,000 after purchasing an additional 2,095 shares during the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in United Natural Foods by 76.9% during the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 5,152 shares of the company’s stock valued at $189,000 after purchasing an additional 2,240 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in United Natural Foods during the second quarter valued at approximately $201,000.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays PLC restated a “sell” rating on shares of United Natural Foods in a report on Thursday. Argus upgraded shares of United Natural Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, September 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $36.00 target price (up from $34.00) on shares of United Natural Foods in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “hold” rating on shares of United Natural Foods in a report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of United Natural Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 15th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.06.

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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