Chefs Warehouse Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

CHEF -- USA Stock  

USD 36.46  1.04  2.77%

Given the investment horizon of 30 days, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding The Chefs Warehouse is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Chefs Warehouse buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding CHEF positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Chefs Warehouse available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from CHEF buy-and-hold prospective. Check also Chefs Warehouse Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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Current Valuation

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Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon The Chefs Warehouse has a risk adjusted performance of 0.2137, jensen alpha of 0.412, total risk alpha of 0.5944, sortino ratio of 0.2444 and treynor ratio of 1.33
Chefs Warehouse buy, hold, or sell suggestion module can be used to check and cross-verify current buy, hold, or sell recommendation provided by analysts analyzing the organization potential to grow using all of fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure Chefs Warehouse is not overpriced, please confirm all Chefs Warehouse fundamentals including its Current Valuation, Price to Book, Cash and Equivalents, as well as the relationship between Shares Owned by Institutions and Gross Profit . Given that Chefs Warehouse has Number of Shares Shorted of 2.77M, we suggest you validate The Chefs Warehouse market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Chefs Warehouse Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.39Value At Risk2.77
Potential Upside4.84Standard Deviation2.39
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LlcCommon Shares4.8 M174.8 M
Blackrock IncCommon Shares2.2 M79 M
Conestoga Capital Advisors LlcCommon Shares1.7 M62.1 M
Dimensional Fund Advisors LpCommon Shares1.5 M54.7 M
Alliancebernstein LpCommon Shares1.4 M52.1 M
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares1.3 M47 M
Wells Fargo CompanyCommon Shares777.7 K28.3 M

Chefs Warehouse Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.29
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.21

Chefs Warehouse Volatility Alert

The Chefs Warehouse currently demonstrates below average downside deviation of 2.02. It has Information Ratio of 0.21 and Jensen Alpha of 0.41. However, we do advice investors to further question The Chefs Warehouse expected returns to make sure all indicators are consistent with the current outlook about its relatively low value at risk.
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Chefs Warehouse Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsChefs WarehousePeer Average
Return On Equity8.36% (15.17)%
Return On Asset4.37% (15.64)%
Profit Margin1.49% (5.50)%
Operating Margin3.40% (10.91)%
Current Valuation1.35B152.14B
Shares Outstanding29.97M1.43B
Shares Owned by Insiders16.29% 6.91%
Shares Owned by Institutions92.34% 18.37%
Number of Shares Shorted2.77M3.24M
Price to Earning50.29X40.69X
Price to Book3.67X14.44X
Price to Sales0.78X17.81X
Gross Profit329.38M21.75B
Net Income21M517.71M
Cash and Equivalents49.86M3.89B
Cash per Share1.66X5.17X
Total Debt280.25M7.36B
Debt to Equity94.00% 0.72%
Current Ratio2.71X3.30X
Book Value Per Share9.95X13.64X
Cash Flow from Operations41.8M1.25B
Short Ratio9.67X2.09X
Earnings Per Share0.73X2.30X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.28X1.22X
Number of Employees1.99K10.67K
Market Capitalization1.09B29.78B
Total Asset583.68M126.86B
Retained Earnings65.48M38.24B
Working Capital130.86M3.58B
Current Asset233.77M36.8B
   Sale by John Couri of 9000 shares of Chefs Warehouse [view details]

Chefs Warehouse Market Momentum

Chefs Warehouse Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Chefs Warehouse has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial obligations
Over 92.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies

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Chefs Warehouse Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price38.50
Target Mean Price37.00
Recommendation Mean2.80
Target High Price41.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions4
Target Low Price30.00
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