US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. US Foods Holding Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.700593063065 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) opened at 27.97 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.21 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.23. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $28.91 and its 200 day moving average is $27.67. US Foods Holding Corp has a 12 month low of $22.19 and a 12 month high of $30.73.

US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ:USFD) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $5.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.78 billion. US Foods Holding Corp had a return on equity of 4.21% and a net margin of 0.46%. US Foods Holding Corp’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that US Foods Holding Corp will post $1.34 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Pivotal Research increased their target price on shares of US Foods Holding Corp from $25.00 to $29.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Loop Capital assumed coverage on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research report on Monday, May 15th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 target price (up from $30.00) on shares of US Foods Holding Corp in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of US Foods Holding Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $30.78.

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In other US Foods Holding Corp news, major shareholder Usf Co-Investor No. 2 L.P Cdr sold 22,655,559 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.25, for a total transaction of $640,019,541.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Pietro Satriano sold 89,932 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.25, for a total transaction of $2,540,579.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 164,366 shares in the company, valued at $4,643,339.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 23,344,441 shares of company stock worth $659,480,458 over the last three months.

US Foods Holding Corp Company Profile

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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