An Analysis of US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)’s Potential Price Growth


US Foods Holding Corp.’s recent filing unveils that its Director Gupta Sunil unloaded Company’s shares for reported $0.23 million on Feb 22. In the deal valued at $39.29 per share,5,756 shares were sold. As a result of this transaction, Gupta Sunil now holds 17,802 shares worth roughly $ 0.67 million.

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Then, Kvasnicka Jay sold 61,806 shares, generating $2,351,499 in total proceeds. Upon selling the shares at $38.05, the EVP, Field Operations now owns 55,905 shares.

Before that, Guberman Steven sold 15,759 shares. US Foods Holding Corp. shares valued at $598,842 were divested by the EVP, Nationally Managed Bus. at a price of $38.00 per share. As a result of the transaction, Guberman Steven now holds 107,161 shares, worth roughly $4.06 million.

Barclays upgraded its US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD] rating to an Overweight from a an Equal weight in a research note published on Friday, January 05, 2023; the price target was increased to $43 from $34. PT values the company’s stock at a premium of 11.98 to its Friday closing price. Berenberg began covering USFD with “Buy” recommendation on May 18, 2022. CL King started covering the stock on March 11, 2022. It rated USFD as “a Buy”.

Price Performance Review of USFD

On Friday, US Foods Holding Corp. [NYSE:USFD] saw its stock fall -0.97% to $37.85. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $37.41, but rose to a high of $37.95. Over the last five days, the stock has lost -1.12%. US Foods Holding Corp. shares have risen nearly 11.26% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have risen 0.72% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $39.75 was reached on 02/21/23, a 52-week low of $25.49 was recorded on 01/03/23. SMA at 50 days reached $36.66, while 200 days put it at $32.56. A total of 1.11 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 1.61 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For USFD Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 37.52, which if violated will result in even more drops to 37.20. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 38.06. A further resistance level may holdings at 38.28. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 52.52, which indicates neutral technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at 0.69, which suggests price will go down in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been low at 50.53%. Stochastics %K at 65.34% indicates the stock is a holding.

How much short interest is there in US Foods Holding Corp.?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in US Foods Holding Corp. stocks on Jan 12, 2023, growing by 0.55 million shares to a total of 3.5 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Dec 14, 2022 was 2.95 million shares. There was a rise of 15.71%, which implies that there is a positive sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 1.76% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) rose to 2.61.

US Foods Holding Corp. [USFD] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from The Vanguard Group, Inc., it is revealed that the company now owns 19,341,970 shares, or roughly 8.60% of the outstanding USFD shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have risen by 419,460 from its previous 13-F filing of 18922510.0.. Over the last quarter, Boston Partners Global Investors, purchased 1,804,364 shares of US Foods Holding Corp., while Invesco Advisers, Inc. bought 620,855 shares. At present, Longview Partners LLP is holding 8,220,629 shares valued at $313.45 million. Clarkston Capital Partners LLC owned 7,883,742 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $300.61 million.

According to FactSet, US Foods Holding Corp.’s share price will average $45.85 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 20.36 percent from its previous closing price of $38.22. Analysts expect US Foods Holding Corp. stock to reach the higher price of $50.00, while the lowest price estimate is $40.00. However, 15 analysts have rated USFD stock as an Overweight in their predictions for 2023. The most recent change occurred on February 01, 2022 when Truist began covering the stock and recommended ‘”a Buy”‘ rating along with a $43 price target.


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