SuperValu (SVU) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SuperValu earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.9514546643226 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

SuperValu (NYSE SVU) opened at $21.78 on Thursday. SuperValu has a fifty-two week low of $14.55 and a fifty-two week high of $34.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.76. The stock has a market capitalization of $836.53, a PE ratio of -38.89 and a beta of 2.29.

SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by $0.11. SuperValu had a return on equity of 41.33% and a net margin of 4.08%. The firm had revenue of $3.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.78 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.70 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that SuperValu will post 2.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered SuperValu from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Pivotal Research set a $39.00 target price on SuperValu and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on SuperValu from $22.50 to $20.50 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of SuperValu in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Northcoast Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of SuperValu in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.50.

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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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