Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) Share Price

News stories about HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HD Supply earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.9932658606261 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) traded up $0.27 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $39.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,286,101 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,590,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,280.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.69, a P/E/G ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 2.80 and a quick ratio of 1.80. HD Supply has a one year low of $28.97 and a one year high of $44.73.

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 5th. The industrial products company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.34 billion. HD Supply had a return on equity of 41.89% and a net margin of 16.55%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.83 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that HD Supply will post 2.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on HDS. Royal Bank of Canada cut HD Supply from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded HD Supply from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut HD Supply from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. ValuEngine upgraded HD Supply from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of HD Supply in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.85.

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About HD Supply

HD Supply Holdings, Inc is an industrial distributor in North America. The Company’s segments include Facilities Maintenance, Construction & Industrial-White Cap, and Corporate. As of January 29, 2017, the Company operated through approximately 500 locations across 48 states in the United States and six Canadian provinces.

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