why US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $32.20

US Foods Holding Corp. [NYSE: USFD] gained 4.65% or 1.42 points to close at $31.98 with a heavy trading volume of 4218078 shares. The company report on November 20, 2020 that US Foods to Participate in the Barclays Eat, Sleep, Play Virtual Conference on Dec. 1, 2020.

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US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) Chief Financial Officer Dirk Locascio will present at the Barclays Eat, Sleep, Play Virtual Conference on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8:50 a.m. EST (7:50 a.m. CST).

Media and investors can listen to a live audio webcast by visiting the Investor Relations page of the company’s website at https://ir.usfoods.com. A replay of the webcast will be available later that same day.

It opened the trading session at $31.35, the shares rose to $32.89 and dropped to $31.27, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for USFD points out that the company has recorded 64.85% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -284.38% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.75M shares, USFD reached to a volume of 4218078 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $32.20 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 1.90. 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.

BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for US Foods Holding Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 10, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Jefferies raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on October 16, 2020, representing the official price target for US Foods Holding Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $26, while Morgan Stanley analysts kept a Equal-Weight rating on USFD stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for US Foods Holding Corp. is set at 1.64, with the Price to Sales ratio for USFD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.31. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.51. Price to Free Cash Flow for USFD in the course of the last twelve months was 15.10 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

Trading performance analysis for USFD stock

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 2.70. With this latest performance, USFD shares gained by 36.43% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 64.85% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -18.42% 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 67.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 69.97, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.61 for US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 25.13, while it was recorded at 30.74 for the last single week of trading, and 22.88 for the last 200 days.

US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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.

US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, US Foods Holding Corp. posted 0.66/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.66/share. 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 -2.92%.

An analysis of insider ownership at US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD]

There are presently around $6,428 million, or 92.50% of USFD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of USFD stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 25,762,326, which is approximately -7.107% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; LONGVIEW PARTNERS (GUERNSEY) LTD, holding 18,819,683 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $601.85 million in USFD stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $561.41 million in USFD stock with ownership of nearly -13.2% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in US Foods Holding Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 143 institutional holders increased their position in US Foods Holding Corp. [NYSE:USFD] by around 26,538,014 shares. Additionally, 173 investors decreased positions by around 28,310,372 shares, while 33 investors held positions by with 146,138,778 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 200,987,164 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. USFD stock had 67 new institutional investments in for a total of 18,849,080 shares, while 55 institutional investors sold positions of 7,006,002 shares during the same period.

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