News coverage about SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SuperValu earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.5377582695148 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

SVU has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $42.00 price target on SuperValu and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Pivotal Research set a $42.00 price target on SuperValu and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. ValuEngine raised SuperValu from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. TheStreet lowered SuperValu from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on SuperValu from $22.50 to $20.50 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.50.

Shares of SuperValu (SVU) opened at $18.91 on Friday. SuperValu has a twelve month low of $14.55 and a twelve month high of $35.91. The company has a market capitalization of $711.71, a PE ratio of 7.89 and a beta of 2.29. 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.11. SuperValu had a return on equity of 41.33% and a net margin of 4.08%. The company had revenue of $3.80 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.78 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.70 EPS. SuperValu’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that SuperValu will post 2.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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