Investing for the Long-Run: Positive Signs for US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Rohland Keith D., Chief Information Officer, subtracted 62,780 shares of US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) from its portfolio at the rate of $36.60 per share valuing $2,297,748 on Jun 14. The insider left behind 73,358 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) was $36.15. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $36.49, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $36.83. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $35.81 and a 2nd Support Level at $35.46. US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) stock has lost -$0.41, or -1.12%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$0.31, or -0.85%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $0.60, or 1.69%. This year-to-date, US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) shares have gained $4.51, or 14.25%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) stock, 40% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 218,496 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $7,898,631K. US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) generates $24,175 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $407,000 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -9.42%, a 3-Year Total Return of 44.02%, and a 5-year Total Return of 0.00%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.00%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.00.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) reported earnings of $0.37 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.36 per share, representing a 0.01 difference and 3.99% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.56 represented a -0.03 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.59 per share, which was a 4.73% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.63 per share. This estimate came from a total of 4 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.63 and the low estimate was $0.62. In the year-ago quarter, US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) generated per-share earnings of $0.57. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +10.53% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 34 purchases (247,921 shares in total) and 12 sale (129,243 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 61 insider buys amounting to 586,736 shares and 29 insider sales amounting to 336,259 shares. In the past full year, 63 insider purchases were made (involving 614,936 shares) and 29 insider sell-offs equivalent to 336,259 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) has a Current Ratio of 1.43, a Quick Ratio of 0.82 and a Cash Ratio of 0.05. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 111.92, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 52.81, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 39.34. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 103.78 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 48.97.