Supervalu (SVU) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Supervalu earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6812716962018 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Supervalu from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 9th. TheStreet upgraded Supervalu from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded Supervalu from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. Goldman Sachs Group set a $14.00 price target on Supervalu and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Supervalu in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.39.

SVU traded up $0.40 during trading on Thursday, reaching $20.84. 57,440 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 897,145. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.69, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a current ratio of 1.20. The company has a market cap of $809.06 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.15 and a beta of 1.23. Supervalu has a 1 year low of $13.60 and a 1 year high of $26.51.

Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April 24th. The company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by ($0.18). The firm had revenue of $3.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.93 billion. Supervalu had a return on equity of 20.95% and a net margin of 0.29%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 42.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.64 earnings per share. analysts predict that Supervalu will post 1.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Supervalu

SUPERVALU INC., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery wholesaler and retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Wholesale and Retail. The Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale distribution of various food and non-food products to independent retail customers, such as single and multiple grocery store operators, regional chains, and the military.

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