Media stories about SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SuperValu earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1121929104135 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

SVU has been the subject of a number of research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $42.00 price target on shares of SuperValu and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Pivotal Research set a $42.00 price target on shares of SuperValu and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SuperValu from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price target (down from $35.00) on shares of SuperValu in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $24.50 target price (down previously from $31.50) on shares of SuperValu in a research note on Monday, June 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.67.

SuperValu (NYSE SVU) opened at 19.87 on Thursday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $20.75 and its 200-day moving average is $13.40. SuperValu has a 52 week low of $19.16 and a 52 week high of $38.43. The company has a market cap of $757.88 million, a P/E ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 2.13.

SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.70 by ($0.07). SuperValu had a net margin of 4.46% and a return on equity of 220.54%. The business had revenue of $4 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.91 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.33 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that SuperValu will post $2.36 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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