Analysts See $1.41 EPS for UniFirst Corporation (UNF)

December 8, 2017 - By Michael Collier

 Analysts See $1.41 EPS for UniFirst Corporation (UNF)
Investors sentiment is 1.06 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is flat, as 8 investors sold UniFirst Corporation shares while 63 reduced holdings. only 24 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 14.66 million shares or 2.01% less from 14.96 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Blair William And Il holds 0.08% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) for 77,534 shares. Shelton Capital Management holds 0.02% or 1,533 shares. Com Of Vermont invested 0.02% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Citigroup has 0% invested in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) for 16,333 shares. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Company stated it has 118,953 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. State Street reported 0% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Moreover, Wcm Inv Mngmt Ca has 0.03% invested in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) for 13,992 shares. Prudential Financial stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Bancshares Of Ny Mellon Corp, a New York-based fund reported 205,765 shares. 10 were accumulated by Parkside Comml Bank And Tru. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Liability Company invested in 0% or 44 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.01% or 27,132 shares. Aureus Asset Ltd Co accumulated 6,567 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 661 shares. Whittier invested in 0% or 57 shares.

Analysts expect UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) to report $1.41 EPS on January, 3.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 2.17 % from last quarter’s $1.38 EPS. UNF’s profit would be $28.60M giving it 29.29 P/E if the $1.41 EPS is correct. After having $1.44 EPS previously, UniFirst Corporation’s analysts see -2.08 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.76% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $165.2. About 52,568 shares traded or 0.91% up from the average. UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) has risen 24.32% since December 8, 2016 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 9 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, July 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, October 6. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $163.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Wednesday, December 16 to “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of UNF in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Outperform” rating.

UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has market cap of $3.35 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 47.97 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: Streetinsider.com which released: “UniFirst Corp (UNF) Mourns Loss of President and CEO Ronald D. Croatti” on May 24, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Ingersoll-Rand, Unifirst and General Cable” published on December 05, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “UniFirst: A Ton Of Catalysts, But Performance Needs To Improve” on November 14, 2017. More interesting news about UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “BRIEF-Unifirst Corp names Steven S. Sintros president and chief executive officer” published on July 31, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “UniFirst’s (UNF) CEO Steven Sintros on Q4 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: October 18, 2017.

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