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US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD] moved down -2.79: Why It’s Important

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US Foods Holding Corp. [NYSE: USFD] plunged by -$0.7 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $24.97 during the day while it closed the day at $24.35. The company report on August 19, 2020 that US Foods Launches Ghost Kitchens Program to Help Operators Expand Off-Premise Dining and Create a New Revenue Stream.

As off-premise dining continues to be critical to restaurant success, US Foods offers an all-in-one, profitable solution.

US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD), a leading foodservice distributor, today announced the launch of US Foods Ghost Kitchens, a program designed to guide restaurant operators every step of the way when opening their own operation, helping them easily add a new revenue stream. With the addition of this program, US Foods customers now have access to exclusive resources developed to streamline the process of starting a ghost kitchen, including proprietary technology to help identify menu opportunities, a detailed playbook to guide decision making, dedicated marketing support, webinars and one-on-one consultations with US Foods specialists.

US Foods Holding Corp. stock has also gained 4.46% of its value over the past 7 days. However, USFD stock has inclined by 22.73% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -26.92% and lost -41.87% year-on date.

The market cap for USFD stock reached $5.14 billion, with 220.00 million shares outstanding and 218.49 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.59M shares, USFD reached a trading volume of 2357771 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for USFD shares is $26.63 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on USFD stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for US Foods Holding Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on August 06, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BTIG Research raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on July 17, 2020, representing the official price target for US Foods Holding Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $50 to $20, while BMO Capital Markets kept a Market Perform rating on USFD stock. On October 03, 2019, analysts increased their price target for USFD shares from 44 to 50.

The Average True Range (ATR) for US Foods Holding Corp. is set at 0.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for USFD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.21. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.90. Price to Free Cash Flow for USFD in the course of the last twelve months was 6.00 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

USFD stock trade performance evaluation

US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.46. With this latest performance, USFD shares gained by 19.95% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -26.92% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -39.80% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for USFD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.14, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.51, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.51 for US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.58, while it was recorded at 23.82 for the last single week of trading, and 27.54 for the last 200 days.

US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD] shares currently have an operating margin of +2.90 and a Gross Margin at +17.68. US Foods Holding Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.48.

Return on Total Capital for USFD is now 9.58, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.13. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.10, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.76. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 138.29. Additionally, USFD Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 58.03, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 45.44. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 127.39, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 53.46.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD] managed to generate an average of $13,750 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 16.79 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 2.53.US Foods Holding Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, US Foods Holding Corp. posted 0.65/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.61/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 6.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for USFD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for US Foods Holding Corp. go to -8.00%.

US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $4,960 million, or 93.10% of USFD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of USFD stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 27,733,188, which is approximately 28.786% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 20,224,647 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $492.47 million in USFD stocks shares; and INVESCO LTD., currently with $419.94 million in USFD stock with ownership of nearly 77.108% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in US Foods Holding Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 136 institutional holders increased their position in US Foods Holding Corp. [NYSE:USFD] by around 37,379,299 shares. Additionally, 199 investors decreased positions by around 41,228,296 shares, while 22 investors held positions by with 125,079,689 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 203,687,284 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. USFD stock had 56 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,173,533 shares, while 66 institutional investors sold positions of 8,749,162 shares during the same period.

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