Supervalu (SVU) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.07

News coverage about Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Supervalu earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.9985978862731 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) opened at $16.24 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.65, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 1.24. The firm has a market cap of $627.21, a P/E ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 2.29. Supervalu has a 1-year low of $14.55 and a 1-year high of $31.29.

Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 10th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $3.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4 billion. Supervalu had a net margin of 4.17% and a return on equity of 26.48%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 31.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.35 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Supervalu will post 2.2 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada set a $34.00 target price on shares of Supervalu and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $14.00 target price 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. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Supervalu from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Northcoast Research reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Supervalu in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.69.

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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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