Daily High to Daily Low: Is It Safe to Buy US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)?

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US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) went up by 1.20% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $41.23. The company’s stock price has collected 1.76% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 04/01/21 that US Foods Goes Virtual with Food Fanatics Live on April 7

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Is It Worth Investing in US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE :USFD) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for USFD is at 1.82. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 11 who provided ratings for US Foods Holding Corp. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $42.10, which is $2.21 above the current price. USFD currently public float of 207.83M and currently shorts hold a 3.09% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of USFD was 2.23M shares.

USFD’s Market Performance

USFD stocks went up by 1.76% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.23% and a quarterly performance of 15.07%, while its annual performance rate touched 131.86%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.59% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.47% for US Foods Holding Corp.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 1.69% for USFD stocks with a simple moving average of 34.64% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of USFD

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for USFD stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for USFD by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for USFD in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $36 based on the research report published on January 25th of the current year 2021.

BMO Capital Markets, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see USFD reach a price target of $45, previously predicting the price at $22. The rating they have provided for USFD stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on November 10th, 2020.

Jefferies gave a rating of “Buy” to USFD, setting the target price at $34 in the report published on October 16th of the previous year.

USFD Trading at 5.53% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought USFD to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -5.92% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.47%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.59%, as shares sank -1.55% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +16.03% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, USFD rose by +1.76%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +103.09% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $38.11. In addition, US Foods Holding Corp. saw 16.45% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at USFD starting from Iacobucci Andrew E., who sale 1,478 shares at the price of $37.00 back on Mar 29. After this action, Iacobucci Andrew E. now owns 138,961 shares of US Foods Holding Corp., valued at $54,686 using the latest closing price.

Iacobucci Andrew E., the Chief Commercial Officer of US Foods Holding Corp., sale 7,684 shares at $35.80 during a trade that took place back on Mar 25, which means that Iacobucci Andrew E. is holding 139,562 shares at $275,087 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for USFD

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +0.45 for the present operating margin
  • +16.47 for the gross margin

The net margin for US Foods Holding Corp. stands at -0.99. The total capital return value is set at 1.09, while invested capital returns managed to touch -2.46. Equity return is now at value -7.20, with -2.00 for asset returns.

Based on US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD), the company’s capital structure generated 152.90 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 60.46. Total debt to assets is 49.83, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 166.57. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 57.42.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.58, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.47. The receivables turnover for the company is 15.95 and the total asset turnover is 1.93. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.75.

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