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US Foods (USFD) Soars 12.4%: Is Further Upside Left in the Stock?

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US Foods (USFD - Free Report) shares ended the last trading session 12.4% higher at $32. The jump came on an impressive volume with a higher-than-average number of shares changing hands in the session. This compares to the stock's 13.6% loss over the past four weeks.

US Foods Holding has been benefiting from its vast scale and focus on innovation. The company’s initiatives to boost profitable growth, increase margins, and enhance operational efficiencies have been working well.

This company is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.67 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +15.5%. Revenues are expected to be $8.77 billion, up 14.4% from the year-ago quarter.

While earnings and revenue growth expectations are important in evaluating the potential strength in a stock, empirical research shows a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and near-term stock price movements.

For US Foods, the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has remained unchanged over the last 30 days. And a stock's price usually doesn't keep moving higher in the absence of any trend in earnings estimate revisions. So, make sure to keep an eye on USFD going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

The stock currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >>>>

US Foods is a member of the Zacks Food - Miscellaneous industry. One other stock in the same industry, TreeHouse Foods (THS - Free Report) , finished the last trading session 2.8% higher at $40.60. THS has returned -3.1% over the past month.

TreeHouse's consensus EPS estimate for the upcoming report has changed -34% over the past month to -$0.17. Compared to the company's year-ago EPS, this represents a change of -165.4%. TreeHouse currently boasts a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

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