US Foods (NYSE:USFD) had its price objective trimmed by Pivotal Research from $33.00 to $31.00 in a research note published on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the stock.

USFD has been the subject of a number of other reports. TheStreet cut US Foods from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut US Foods from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, November 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co upped their target price on US Foods from $42.00 to $48.00 and gave the company a $39.60 rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Citigroup decreased their target price on US Foods from $45.00 to $39.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 17th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their target price on US Foods from $40.00 to $37.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $37.87.

NYSE:USFD opened at $31.50 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $6.89 billion, a PE ratio of 18.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 0.36. US Foods has a 1 year low of $26.30 and a 1 year high of $40.92. The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08.

US Foods (NYSE:USFD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $6.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.31 billion. US Foods had a return on equity of 13.04% and a net margin of 2.33%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.39 EPS. As a group, research analysts forecast that US Foods will post 1.99 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Trexquant Investment LP lifted its position in US Foods by 62.2% during the 3rd quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 57,623 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,776,000 after acquiring an additional 22,107 shares during the period. Globeflex Capital L P lifted its position in US Foods by 41.0% during the 3rd quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 57,834 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,782,000 after acquiring an additional 16,805 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in US Foods by 18.2% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,098,361 shares of the company’s stock worth $280,412,000 after acquiring an additional 1,398,787 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P lifted its position in US Foods by 22.3% during the 3rd quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 436,184 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,445,000 after acquiring an additional 79,404 shares during the period. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in US Foods by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,932,226 shares of the company’s stock worth $59,551,000 after acquiring an additional 21,501 shares during the period.

About US Foods

US Foods Holding Corp., through its subsidiary, US Foods, Inc, markets and distributes fresh, frozen, and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers in the United States. Its 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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