Value Investing Philosophy And US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD)?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.91, or -3.06%, to $28.8. Volume reached 33,126 shares, with price reaching a high of $28.77 and a low of $28.77. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that US Foods Fall Scoop Products Help Operators Increase Menu Profitability.

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Stocks Info

USFD belongs to the Consumer Defensive sector of the NYSE while operating in the Food Distribution industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $28.77 and fluctuated between $29.88 as its day high and $28.74 as its day low. The current market capitalization of US Foods Holding Corp. is $6.53B. A total of 1.02 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.42M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, USFD has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 2,418 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 45 BUYs and 33 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 822,367 shares during that period but sold 423,006.

In the most recent transaction, Guberman Steven sold 75,079 shares of USFD for 32.50 per share on May 26. After the transaction, the EVP, Nationally Managed Bus. now owns 118,808 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 18, Satriano Pietro sold 40,000 shares at 33.33 per share. USFD shares that Director owns now total 594,159.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Satriano Pietro disposed of 60,000 shares on May 17 at a per-share price of $34.33. This resulted in the Director holding 594,159 shares of USFD after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Kvasnicka Jay sold 26,404 shares at $33.89 per share on May 16. Company shares held by the EVP, Field Operations now total 56,561.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for USFD in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $42.80 with high estimates of $50.00 and low estimates of $36.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, USFD has a high of $39.73 and a low of $27.48.

As of this writing, USFD has an earnings estimate of $0.57 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.63 per share and a lower estimate of $0.51.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. USFD’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $148.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $5.47B in debt and $2.55B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $16.98, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $4.27B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 17 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for USFD is Underweight with a score of 4.30. A total of 10 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 3 rated it as Overweight while 4 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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