StockCall Study on Sysco and United Natural Foods: Food Distribution Companies Growing

StockCall Study on Sysco and United Natural Foods: Food Distribution Companies

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LONDON, February 22, 2013

LONDON, February 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Food retail and distribution segment is growing and major companies are able
to provide good returns to their investors. Companies like Sysco Corporation
(NYSE: SYY) are seeing their financials improve and consequently, their stock
prices are also soaring. The company is also garnering hedge fund interest. On
the other hand, United Natural Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) is riding a positive
wave. The company distributes organic and specialty food products and deals
with biggest names in the segment. Its overall growth is impressive and the
company is expected to keep up the momentum. StockCall free coverage on Sysco
and United Natural Foods is available upon registration at

United Natural Foods Inc. to Announce Q2 Results

United Natural Foods Inc. is scheduled to report its second quarter results on
February 26^th. The company is expected to announce positive results. It is
growing at a good pace as the company exit Small-Cap Index and was included in
Mid-Cap 400 Index. The company is uniquely placed as most of its peers tend to
be regional in presence, whereas United Natural Foods Inc. is operational
countrywide. It collaborates with major food store chains like The Fresh
Market and Whole Foods. Register now and get access to the free analysis on
United Natural Foods Inc. at 

While the company holds a leadership position in its segment it also faces
challenges from the emerging trend of direct distribution. This is not likely
to be the immediate threat to United Natural Foods Inc. Additionally, its
nearest rival KeHE Distributors is significantly smaller in size. The company
has a solid track record of growing its revenue by 16 percent in the past 10
years. Its same-store sales growth is also equally impressive. The stock is up
18.5 percent in the past 52 weeks and is likely to maintain the momentum.
United Natural Foods Inc. is also likely to benefit from the growing trend of
healthy and natural living and the increasing demand for organic food

Sysco Corporation Hits New 52-Week High

Sysco Corporation is currently in a bullish phase and has been hitting new
52-week highs. However, its stock price appreciation is not the only way Sysco
Corporation is increasing its stockholders' value. The company also recently
announced its dividend at 28 cents per share. The dividend is payable on April
26^th and with this dividend, the company now has dividend yield of 3.43
percent. Coupled with price growth of 11 percent in the past 52 weeks, the
stock is an attractive investment option. Download the free technical research
on Sysco Corp. by signing up at

Sysco Corporation is one the biggest players in foodservice marketing and
distribution segment. It has a good track record and is firmly set on its
growth trajectory. However, due to increasing competition, it may see its
margins erode. The company's fundamentals are strong and its stock forms one
of the biggest holdings of Yacktman Asset Management. The investment firm
invested about 5 percent of its total assets in the company. Institutional
holding and hedge fund buying is a good omen for any stock. Investor Israel
Engalnder is also optimistic about the future performance of the stock.

Sysco Corporation is also aggressively growing through acquisitions as it
already spent $200 million for this purpose so far in this year. Overall, the
stock has good growth potential.

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