US Foods Holding Corp. (:USFD) Earnings Forecast In Focus

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 16.44 million shares versus an average volume of 2.08 million shares during last trading session. (USFD) has the trading volume of 3.15 Million shares with the average trading volume of 1540 shares. Shares of USFD have downtrended -5.94% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -8.52% in that time. The Company, through US Foods, Inc (USF), markets and primarily distributes fresh, frozen and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers throughout the United States.

The analysts offering 12 month price targets for US Foods Holding Corp. have a median target of $32, with a high estimate of $33 and a low estimate of $27. (USFD) has been moved; whether it performed well or not.

The average 1-year price target for US Foods Holding Corp.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Marshall Wace North America L.P. owned 0.08% of US Foods Holding Corp as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. US Foods Holding Corp. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 57,433 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,557,582.96.

The relative strength index or RSI highlights overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. A composite of 13 technical indicators that includes measures such as moving averages and momentum oscillators suggests that USFD is a sell, which implies that USFD is expected to underperform the market based on prior trading patterns. Technical analysts have little regard for the value of a company. The older the historical return data is, the more likely it is to be less useful when predicting future returns.

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Short interest is another tool that analysts use to gauge investor sentiment. The number of shares now owned by investors are 225.38 mln. US Foods Holding had a ROE of 10.08% and a net profit margin of 1.06%.

P/E ratio of the company is 20.22. There has been an observed change of -99.61% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. This indicates the dollar amount an investor can expect to invest in a company in order to receive one dollar of that company's earnings. The forward price-to-earnings ratio is a powerful, but limited tool. Moving out to look at the previous month volatility move, the stock is at 1.73%. That's a potential 3.94 gain from where (NYSE:SYY) has been trading recently. Regardless of which metric you utilize, a firm understanding of the concept of volatility and how it is measured is essential to successful investing.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or Price to Earnings ratio. If the average volume is low then the liquidity is low which means it is hard to buy or sell the stock as there are fewer buyers or sellers of the stock. When investing in a volatile security, the risk of success is increased just as much as the risk of failure. It's now trading about 4.91% above its 52-week high.

ZAGG Inc has a consensus outperform rating from 4 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 6.98% of shares outstanding. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 1.70 on scale of 1-5 with week's performance of -0.37%.

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