Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Love or Hate: SuperValu (NYSE: SVU)

Love or Hate: SuperValu (NYSE: SVU)


SuperValu is part of the retail defensive industry and trades as part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Mark Gross. SUPERVALU Inc provides wholesale distribution and logistics services to independent retail customers. It also offers discount products through a network of stores under the save-a-lot banner as well as retails various region-based banners.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SVU stock showed a previous change of 0.00% with an open at 32.49 and a close of 32.49. It reached an intraday high of 32.50 and a low of 32.49.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.3b with 38.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 35.3m shares. Trading volume reached 2,034,395 shares compared to its average volume of 1,197,244 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SuperValu shares returned 0.09% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.78%. Over three months, it changed 62.04%. In one year it has changed 113.47% and within that year its 52-week high was 32.50 and its 52-week low was 13.60. SVU stock is 138.90% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 21.79 and a 50 day moving average of 32.22. Currently SVU stock is trading 49.12% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.19 that ended on 28th of February 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.30. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.48. The TTM EPS is 2.61, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.45.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

Aug18 (Reported on 07/26/2018): 0.00
May18 (Reported on 04/24/2018): -0.55
Feb18 (Reported on 01/10/2018): 0.86
Nov17 (Reported on 10/18/2017): 0.67
Aug17 (Reported on 07/25/2017): -0.65

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 8.90% of insider ownership. Short-interest was 6,870,133, which was 17.74% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 8.98. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.24.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -4.71%, return on assets is -0.45%, profit margin is -0.13%, price-to-sales is 0.08 and price-to-book is 2.89.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

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