Press coverage about SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SuperValu earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2715507041857 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

SuperValu (NYSE SVU) opened at $19.69 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $756.25, a PE ratio of 8.38 and a beta of 2.29. SuperValu has a 1 year low of $14.55 and a 1 year high of $35.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.76, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 0.57.

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

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “sell” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of SuperValu in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. TheStreet lowered shares of SuperValu from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Northcoast Research reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of SuperValu in a report on Thursday, October 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of SuperValu from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Pivotal Research set a $42.00 price target on shares of SuperValu and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. 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 stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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