SuperValu (SVU) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SuperValu earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3887234576842 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of SuperValu (NYSE SVU) traded up $0.92 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.32. The stock had a trading volume of 1,365,720 shares, compared to its average volume of 807,824. SuperValu has a one year low of $14.55 and a one year high of $35.91. The firm has a market cap of $591.49, a PE ratio of 6.29 and a beta of 2.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.76.

SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $3.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.78 billion. SuperValu had a return on equity of 41.33% and a net margin of 4.08%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.70 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that SuperValu will post 2.26 EPS for the current year.

SVU has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Pivotal Research set a $39.00 target price on SuperValu and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $42.00 target price on SuperValu and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. ValuEngine downgraded SuperValu from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on SuperValu in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. They set a “market perform” rating and a $16.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on SuperValu from $22.50 to $20.50 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.50.

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SuperValu Company Profile

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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