Investing for the Long-Run: Positive Signs for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI)

    Muehlbauer James L, Director, added 30,000 shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) to its portfolio at the rate of $6.91 per share valuing $207,300 on Oct 18. The insider has now 30,000 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $8.05, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $8.21. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $7.66 and a 2nd Support Level at $7.44. 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 United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) was $7.89. United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) stock has gained $0.50, or 6.77%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$3.53, or -30.91%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$1.87, or -19.16%. This year-to-date, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) shares have lost -$2.70, or -25.50%.

    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 United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

    With 53,434 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $408,236K. United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) generates $21,387 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of -$284,990 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -64.10%, a 3-Year Total Return of -81.36%, and a 5-year Total Return of -89.37%. 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 07/19, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) reported earnings of $0.44 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.69 per share, representing a -0.25 difference and -36.23% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 04/19, the reported earnings of $0.61 represented a 0.10 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.51 per share, which was a 19.61% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 10/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.23 per share. This estimate came from a total of 3 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.32 and the low estimate was $0.09. In the year-ago quarter, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) generated per-share earnings of $0.55. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -58.18%.

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 42 purchases (186,753 shares in total) and 39 sale (50,364 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 43 insider buys amounting to 191,326 shares and 40 insider sales amounting to 51,732 shares. In the past full year, 52 insider purchases were made (involving 248,106 shares) and 41 insider sell-offs equivalent to 51,832 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has a Current Ratio of 1.69, a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Cash Ratio of 0.02. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 200.79, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 66.75, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 42.33. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 0.86 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 193.39.