Media coverage about HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HD Supply earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2110798907444 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

NASDAQ:HDS opened at $44.61 on Monday. HD Supply has a 1-year low of $30.01 and a 1-year high of $45.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 2.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40.

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, June 5th. The industrial products company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.07. HD Supply had a net margin of 18.40% and a return on equity of 35.61%. The company had revenue of $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.36 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.63 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 25.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that HD Supply will post 3.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HD Supply from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. BidaskClub lowered shares of HD Supply from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on shares of HD Supply in a research note on Wednesday, June 27th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Bank of America boosted their target price on shares of HD Supply from $46.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of HD Supply from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. HD Supply presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.40.

In related news, Director Jana Partners Llc sold 1,503,102 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.37, for a total value of $65,189,533.74. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider John Stegeman sold 18,826 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.71, for a total transaction of $804,058.46. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 85,194 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,638,635.74. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 2,268,705 shares of company stock valued at $98,756,483. 0.72% of the stock is owned by insiders.

HD Supply Company Profile

HD Supply Holdings, Inc operates as an industrial distributor in North America. It operates through two segments, Facilities Maintenance, and Construction & Industrial. The Facilities Maintenance segment offers electrical and lighting items, plumbing, appliances, janitorial supplies, hardware, kitchen and bath cabinets, window coverings, textiles and guest amenities, healthcare maintenance, and water and wastewater treatment products, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products.

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