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With the current price of $21.95, the stock of US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) concluded the trading session seeing its price rise by 0.27 points or at a gain of 1.25% compared to its previous day’s closing price of $21.68. About 2.439 million shares of the stock changed hands on the day. The trading volume of USFD’s shares during the past session compares with the stock’s average daily trading volume of 4.201 million shares. On the other hand, a float of 218 million shares and a weekly performance of 6.59% make the stock worth to keep an eye on. Analysts are in agreement on an annual target price of $25.14 for USFD’s share which suggests that the stock, price of which is currently buoying between $20.2 and $21.945, has a potential to gain 14.53%. But still, there are some analysts recommending a price below the agreed average price and one of them has given a target price of $22 to the stock.

The latest data released on July 31, 2020 shows that the short float in the US Foods Holding Corp.’s stock is trending downward as short interest in USFD shares turned down leaving more number of shares available to public for trading. Number of shares shorted in the USFD is currently comprised of 3.06% of the float .

After concluding the day’s trading, price of US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) is up $1.08 over the week and it is $1.98 above 20-day average price. The highest price touched by the stock on the day was lower than 52-week high price of $43.1 that was attained on 09/12/19.

The stock has traded as low as $8.32 in past 52-week, and its current price is 163.82% above from that 52-week low price mark recorded on 03/18/20, which is an indicator that could increase the investors’ motivation level in taking advantage of price surge the stock has currently been going through. Stock currently has its beta at 1.39. A beta value of more than 1 represents higher volatility of a stock than that of the market and for the reason investors closely watch the behavior of such stock.

Current indicators are pointing at 54.91 as 14-days RSI of US Foods Holding Corp. This means that the USFD is currently in a neutral territory and its share’s price movement is likely to be steady for a while. Similarly, the stochastic oscillator is indicating a momentum of 65.56%, implying stock’s share price is buoying in a neutral state.

Technical chart is showing 1st resistance point of $22.35 for the USFD’s share while placing it at a 2nd resistance point of $23.02 to be settled at. But if the stock takes a plunge lower than the 1st support price of $20.61 then its market would become weakened. And that would likely sliding the stock price down to 2nd support price level of $19.53.

MACD oscillator is showing a reading of 0.45 for the stock which means that it is currently in the green zone. Any movement above or below the zero level of the indicator has always being noticed by the investors as it makes them compare the stock’s average measure in short-term with that in the long-term. An MACD evaluation of more than zero means that stock has a stronger short-term average than long-term average, which implies that stock’s price is likely to climb up. But an MACD below zero indicates weaker short-term average compare to the long-term average.

BTIG Research started covering the USFD stock on July 17, recommending Buy rating for it while assigning the price target of $25. The stock gets its recommendation downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform from the analysts at BMO Capital Markets who assigned a target price of $50 to $20 in their April 23 note to investors.BofA/Merrill analysts reiterated their recommendation of Buy rating for the stock on October 03 while suggesting a price target of $50 which previously was $44.

The average rating of 2.13 for USFD is placing the stock in bullish category at the moment. In a poll by Reuters including 9 analysts in it who kept tracking the US Foods Holding Corp., 3 rated the stock as hold. Others were in different opinions for the USFD. Out of remaining 6 analysts, 6 rated the stock as a buy or strong buy. 0 were in favor of a sell rating for the stock while advising investors to shun the stock if they already have any or otherwise not to buy it.

A quick look at other side of the picture shows that USFD stock is ahead of earnings per share estimates with a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 15.63. Stock’s current price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 26.1 is in front of industry’s average P/S ratio of 38.1. A comparison of US Foods Holding Corp.’s trailing 12-months P/E ratio of 1.3 implies that it is trading above the industry’s average P/E ratio, which currently is 3.5.

Projection by Zacks Consensus Estimates suggests that US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) will see its current-quarter revenues drop by nearly -14.66% to be decreased to about $5410 million. Full-year revenue of the company is however forecasted to be fell to nearly -12.68% to bring $22650 million in revenues against last year revenue of $25940 million. Earnings, after adjustments, are likely to fell by -87.69% to post an EPS of $0.08, while estimate for company’s full year earnings is $0.15 per share with a growth rate of -93.7%.

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