Press coverage about GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. GrubHub earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the information services provider an impact score of 45.3040733483797 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

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GrubHub (GRUB) traded up $1.53 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $110.78. 1,540,204 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,879,812. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 2.07 and a current ratio of 2.07. GrubHub has a 1-year low of $32.43 and a 1-year high of $112.41. The firm has a market cap of $9,520.00, a PE ratio of 149.70, a PEG ratio of 4.10 and a beta of 1.00.

GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The information services provider reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.07. GrubHub had a net margin of 14.49% and a return on equity of 8.29%. The business had revenue of $205.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $201.55 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.23 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 49.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that GrubHub will post 1.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have commented on GRUB shares. Roth Capital increased their price objective on shares of GrubHub from $65.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Oppenheimer increased their price objective on shares of GrubHub to $100.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Mizuho set a $98.00 price objective on shares of GrubHub and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price objective on shares of GrubHub in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Bank of America downgraded shares of GrubHub from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $74.07.

In related news, CEO Matthew M. Maloney sold 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.96, for a total value of $3,548,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Matthew M. Maloney sold 56,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.09, for a total transaction of $3,998,812.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 329,351 shares of company stock worth $25,178,630. Corporate insiders own 2.37% of the company’s stock.

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GrubHub Company Profile

Grubhub Inc provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders. Its products include Grubhub and Seamless Mobile Applications and Mobile Website, Grubhub and Seamless Websites, Corporate Program, Delivery, Allmenus and MenuPages, Grubhub for Restaurants, and Restaurant Websites.

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