Supervalu (SVU) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.26

News headlines about Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Supervalu earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.4135716394549 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research firms recently issued reports on SVU. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “sell” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Supervalu in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Supervalu and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Supervalu from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Northcoast Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Supervalu in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Supervalu from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.69.

Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) traded up $0.34 on Friday, hitting $15.09. 196,034 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,887,370. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.65. Supervalu has a 12 month low of $13.79 and a 12 month high of $31.29. The firm has a market cap of $581.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 65.78 and a beta of 1.49.

Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 10th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.13. Supervalu had a net margin of 4.17% and a return on equity of 26.48%. The company had revenue of $3.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 31.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Supervalu will post 2.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Supervalu

Supervalu Inc is a wholesale distributor to independent retail customers across the United States. The Company’s segments include Wholesale and Retail. The Company offers a range of advertised brand name and private-label products, including grocery (both perishable and nonperishable), general merchandise and home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy, which are sold through Company-operated and licensed Retail stores to shoppers and through its Wholesale segment to independent retail customers.

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