$1.07 EPS Expected for UniFirst Corporation (UNF)

March 15, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 $1.07 EPS Expected for UniFirst Corporation (UNF)
Investors sentiment is 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 11 investors sold UniFirst Corporation shares while 56 reduced holdings. only 17 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 14.74 million shares or 0.52% more from 14.66 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Jpmorgan Chase reported 6,120 shares. American Century Cos holds 29,390 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0% or 661 shares. Bancorp Of New York Mellon has 0.01% invested in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 3,069 shares. 1,704 were accumulated by Profund Advisors Limited. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 8,104 shares. Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership, New York-based fund reported 2,105 shares. Rockefeller Financial Ser Inc invested 0.01% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Proshare Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 0% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) or 1,352 shares. Aqr Cap Mngmt Ltd stated it has 0% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) for 44 shares. Federated Invsts Inc Pa owns 90,523 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 6,526 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.01% or 60,079 shares in its portfolio.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $1.18 million activity. 1,060 shares valued at $178,239 were sold by Katz David Martin on Monday, December 18. $205,492 worth of UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) shares were sold by Croatti Michael A.

Analysts expect UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) to report $1.07 EPS on April, 4.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 2.73 % from last quarter’s $1.1 EPS. UNF’s profit would be $21.71 million giving it 37.24 P/E if the $1.07 EPS is correct. After having $1.60 EPS previously, UniFirst Corporation’s analysts see -33.13 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.78% or $1.25 during the last trading session, reaching $159.4. About 33,908 shares traded. UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) has risen 24.32% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.62% the S&P500.

UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. UniFirst Corp had 10 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird upgraded UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) rating on Thursday, June 29. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $163 target. Robert W. Baird downgraded the shares of UNF in report on Friday, July 1 to “Neutral” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 12 by Robert W. Baird. Sidoti upgraded UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) on Wednesday, December 16 to “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 3 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of UNF in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, September 1.

UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has market cap of $3.23 billion. It operates through US Rental and Cleaning, Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing, Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning, and First Aid divisions. It has a 42.65 P/E ratio. The firm designs, makes, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, and aprons; and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments.

More notable recent UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Interface, Unifirst and Stanley Black & Decker” on March 06, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Healthiest Employers” published on March 12, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “UniFirst Corporation Names Steven S. Sintros President and Chief Executive Officer” on July 31, 2017. More interesting news about UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “UniFirst: A Ton Of Catalysts, But Performance Needs To Improve” published on November 14, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “UniFirst Unveils New Race Car Design for Driver William Byron for the 2018 …” with publication date: January 15, 2018.

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