Press coverage about SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SuperValu earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2136350492369 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on SVU shares. ValuEngine raised shares of SuperValu from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $42.00 price objective on shares of SuperValu and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. Pivotal Research set a $42.00 price objective on shares of SuperValu and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. TheStreet downgraded shares of SuperValu from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of SuperValu from $22.50 to $20.50 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.50.

SuperValu (SVU) opened at $19.53 on Wednesday. SuperValu has a 1-year low of $14.55 and a 1-year high of $35.91. The stock has a market cap of $763.56, a PE ratio of 8.46 and a beta of 2.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.76.

SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.11. SuperValu had a net margin of 4.08% and a return on equity of 41.33%. The firm 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 firm posted $0.70 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 35.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities 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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