Disciplined Financials And Attractive Valuation: US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Today Before Market Open (Confirmed). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.62 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.55 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 2.80%, a profit margin of 2.30% and a gross margin of 17.80%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD). Most recently, on November 7th, 2018, Pivotal Research Group Reiterated a Hold rating. Before that, on October 23rd, 2018, Buckingham Research Initiated to Neutral. Jefferies Initiated a Buy rating on June 8th, 2018, Morgan Stanley Upgrade an Overweight rating on May 15th, 2018, and Credit Suisse Initiated a Outperform rating on April 18th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 221.38M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 7.67B. In the last trading day, 7,513,302 shares of US Foods Holding Corp. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 2.02M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.07 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +0.20% and a moving average of 34.94. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $1.21 (which is +3.62%) and the stock’s moving average was 34.13. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of USFD changed by $2.00 (which is +6.13%) and demonstrated a moving average of 32.87.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 79.86%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 79.86% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 81.37%. Using a similar metric, US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 84.87% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 85.02% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 86.02%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.32 over the past 9 days, 0.45 over the past two weeks, and 0.72 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $34.63 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $40.92 and a low of $27.51. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 19,668,938 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 1,482,166 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 9.05% stake in US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) experienced a high price of $35.4 and low point of $33.05. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 34.63 per share, following a loss of -$2.23, or -1.84% during the full day.