Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. bought a new stake in US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 54,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,955,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. CENTRAL TRUST Co acquired a new stake in shares of US Foods in the second quarter valued at about $76,000. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors raised its position in shares of US Foods by 84.2% in the first quarter. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors now owns 2,560 shares of the company’s stock valued at $89,000 after buying an additional 1,170 shares during the last quarter. Cutler Group LP raised its position in shares of US Foods by 2,800.0% in the first quarter. Cutler Group LP now owns 2,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 2,800 shares during the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its position in US Foods by 170.2% during the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,915 shares of the company’s stock worth $98,000 after purchasing an additional 1,836 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Icon Advisers Inc. Co. acquired a new stake in US Foods during the first quarter worth about $206,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.52% of the company’s stock.

USFD stock traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $35.58. 1,017,521 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,052,547. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.53, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.58. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $35.96. US Foods Holding Corp has a 12-month low of $27.51 and a 12-month high of $40.92.

US Foods (NYSE:USFD) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $6.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.96 billion. US Foods had a net margin of 1.69% and a return on equity of 14.10%. US Foods’s revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.35 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts expect that US Foods Holding Corp will post 2.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other US Foods news, EVP Steven Guberman sold 4,434 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.42, for a total transaction of $161,486.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 37,013 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,348,013.46. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Dirk J. Locascio sold 21,332 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.85, for a total transaction of $807,416.20. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 58,708 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,222,097.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 111,589 shares of company stock valued at $4,110,485. 0.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on USFD shares. Pivotal Research restated a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on shares of US Foods in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Buckingham Research set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Adient and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 11th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $38.89.

US Foods Profile

US Foods Holding Corp., through its subsidiary, US Foods, Inc, markets and distributes fresh, frozen, and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers in the United States. Its 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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