Is US Foods Holding Corp. (:USFD) a Stock To Hold For The Long Haul?

Shaers of US Foods Holding Corp. (:USFD) have been recommended as a long term growth pick according to Beta Research.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $35.28, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 47.70% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 2.20% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, US Foods Holding Corp. (:USFD)’s stock was 10.49%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 2.95%, 17.64% over the last quarter, and  32.73% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, US Foods Holding Corp.’s stock is -1.31% off of the high and 11.08% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -1.31% (High), 38.73%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $38.23 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.10 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.