Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect US Foods (NYSE:USFD) Stock Price

Media headlines about US Foods (NYSE:USFD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. US Foods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9829958502301 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of US Foods (NYSE USFD) traded up $0.35 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $32.45. 1,690,271 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,360,786. US Foods has a 12-month low of $25.43 and a 12-month high of $32.96. The company has a market cap of $7,291.29, a P/E ratio of 27.74, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31.

USFD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of US Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub lowered shares of US Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.56.

In other US Foods news, major shareholder Usf Co-Investor No. 2 L.P Cdr sold 19,977,773 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total value of $559,377,644.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 1.56% of the company’s stock.

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US Foods Company Profile

US Foods Holding Corp. is a holding company. The Company is a foodservice distributor in the United States. 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. These customers include independently owned single and multi-unit restaurants, regional concepts, national restaurant chains, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and motels, country clubs, government and military organizations, colleges and universities, and retail locations.

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