Media stories about GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. GrubHub earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 45.0947447637033 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of GrubHub (NYSE GRUB) traded down $2.49 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $68.16. The stock had a trading volume of 2,140,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,280,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,910.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 100.24, a PEG ratio of 3.01 and a beta of 1.54. GrubHub has a fifty-two week low of $32.43 and a fifty-two week high of $77.99.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on GRUB shares. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price target on GrubHub and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded GrubHub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Wedbush cut GrubHub from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the company from $65.00 to $70.00 in a research note on Monday, January 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Oppenheimer increased their price target on GrubHub to $80.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of GrubHub in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. GrubHub presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $65.52.

In related news, CEO Matthew M. Maloney sold 56,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.09, for a total transaction of $3,998,812.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Matthew M. Maloney sold 1,346 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.00, for a total value of $84,798.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 363,490 shares of company stock worth $25,112,192 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 2.37% of the company’s stock.

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GrubHub Company Profile

Grubhub Inc provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders. Its products include Grubhub and Seamless Mobile Applications and Mobile Website, Grubhub and Seamless Websites, Corporate Program, Delivery, Allmenus and MenuPages, Grubhub for Restaurants, and Restaurant Websites.

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