US Foods (NYSE:USFD) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.00-2.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.89. The company issued revenue guidance of +3-4% to ~$24.87-25.11 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $25.06 billion.

US Foods (USFD) traded up $1.83 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $31.82. The stock had a trading volume of 3,746,320 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,789,532. US Foods has a 1 year low of $25.43 and a 1 year high of $33.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 1.40. The company has a market cap of $6,725.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.50, a PEG ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.86.

US Foods (NYSE:USFD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.08. US Foods had a return on equity of 12.64% and a net margin of 1.11%. The firm had revenue of $6 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.92 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.53 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that US Foods will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on USFD shares. Zacks Investment Research raised US Foods from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $36.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada restated a buy rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of US Foods in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Guggenheim restated a buy rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of US Foods in a research note on Sunday, January 28th. Barclays downgraded US Foods from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and set a $32.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Pivotal Research set a $31.00 target price on US Foods and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $34.00.

In other US Foods news, major shareholder Usf Co-Investor No. 2 L.P Cdr sold 19,977,773 shares of US Foods stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total transaction of $559,377,644.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.56% of the company’s stock.

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About US Foods

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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