Alert: Positive Investment/Fundamental Signals (5/22/20)-United Natural Foods Inc (NYSE: UNFI)


United Natural Foods Inc (NYSE: UNFI) has benefited from extremely significant positive changes in fundamentals: the consensus estimate for July, 2020 increased significantly, significant quarterly sales acceleration occurred, the consensus estimate for July, 2021 increased significantly, and the stock’s power rating rose above 70.

Important positive changes in United Natural Foods Inc (NYSE: UNFI) investment behavior have recently occurred: positive upside/downside volume developed.

In light of these very positive signals we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of A. We would continue to view the shares with optimism pending completion of this review in the next several days.


Current PriceTarget Research Rating

UNFI is expected to continue to be a major Value Eraser reflecting capital returns that are forecasted to fall short of the cost of capital.

United Natural Foods has a current Value Trend Rating of A (Highest Rating). With this rating, PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s current attractiveness are providing inconsistent signals. United Natural Foods has a neutral Appreciation Score of 59 but a very high Power Rating of 90, resulting in the Highest Value Trend Rating.

Recent Price Action

On 5/22/20, United Natural Foods Inc (NYSE: UNFI) stock rose slightly by 0.2%, closing at $17.47. However, exceptionally low trading volume at 30% of normal accompanied the advance. Relative to the market the stock has been exceptionally strong over the last nine months but has declined -3.4% during the last week.

About John Lafferty 77056 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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