SUPERVALU INC (NYSE:SVU) earnings fell more than expectations amid stiff competition

Supervalu Inc. announced its quarterly earnings with an unexpected drop in the most recent three month period as its retail segment suffered through the stiff competition.

In the Company’s third quarter wholesale revenue increased 0.2% to $1.91 billion, while sales in its slightly smaller retail segment dropped 3.4% to $1.06 billion.

Meanwhile company’s same-store sales dropped by 5.7%, a sharper drop than the 4.7% estimated by Consensus Metrix.

Recently, Grocery store operator and distributor Supervalu finalized the sale of its Save-A-Lot business, a discount grocery chain that has been a rare bright spot for the retailer, to a private-equity company for $1.37 billion in cash. The sale means Supervalu is now mostly focused on wholesale, rather than retail, which could potentially result in better margins, due to less exposure from the tough store sector.

Furthermore Supervalu also owns and operates supermarket chains like Cub, Fresh Farm and Shop n’ Save. The company has been struggling recently as low-price, no-frills chains like Aldi have fascinated cost-conscious clients, and specialty chains controlled by Whole Foods Market Inc. have tempted richer shoppers.

Overall in the quarter, Supervalu posted a loss of $26 million, or 10 cents a share, in contrast with earnings of $3 million, or 13 cents, year over year. On an adjusted basis the company reported an earnings of $14 million or five cents per share. The most-recent quarter comprised a pension-settlement charge of $41 million and shore closure costs of $1 million, while the year-earlier quarter comprised asset damage charges and employee compensation costs.

Company revenue dropped 1.4% to $3 billion. Analysts were predicting earnings of 13 cents on $3.79 billion in revenue.

Which way SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) insiders are heading

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU), with 0% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 11 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 2 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $6, with individual targets in the range of $4.5 to $10. The shares ended last trade at $4.95, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 21.21 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look mixed about the outlook as they seem to trade shares both ways while they have -26.99 retreated so far this year. A Director at SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday November 27, 2015. Sales Wayne C offloaded 533,682 shares in the company at a per-share price of $7.05 and ended up generating $3,762,460 in proceeds. Sales Wayne C retains 295,008 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Director in the company, De Luzuriaga Francesca Ruiz, on Monday November 09, 2015 spent $32,050 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at a per-share price of $7.05. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading SVU stock at the current market price of $4.95/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the November 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.15 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -6.25 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $4.06B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, SUPERVALU Inc. generated nearly $3.87B in sales and net income of $0.1/share. That compares with the mean forecast $3.94B and $0.1/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $5.2B, with EPS at $0.19.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Analyst Rating News

Deutsche Bank is following shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday January 14, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday January 14, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on SVU from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 2.7% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -30.96% fall in value from company’s one year high of $7.17. The stock is currently holding above its 50-day SMA of $4.64 and below its 200-day SMA of $4.85. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), have changed 6.22% and 6.68%, respectively.

On November 9, 2016, SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) and America’s Food Basket (AFB) announced that SUPERVALU has been selected by AFB as a grocery wholesaler and supplier. The parties have entered into a long-term agreement for SUPERVALU to supply the AFB member stores with traditional grocery products across a range of categories including meat, deli, bakery, grocery, fresh produce, frozen foods and dairy. SUPERVALU will distribute AFB’s “Ideal Brands” as well as provide AFB stores with the ability to offer SUPERVALU’s private brand products including Essential Everyday®, Wild Harvest®, and Culinary Circle®.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Lake Success, New York, AFB is a regional cooperative serving 47 neighborhood stores located primarily in New York and parts of New England. AFB stores range in size from 5,000 to almost 20,000 square feet and deliver a diverse set of products to meet the needs of their local communities and customers. AFB stores operate under three primary banners: America’s Food Basket, Ideal Food Basket and Superfi Emporium.

SUPERVALU and AFB expect that a few of the 47 AFB member stores will have transitioned to SUPERVALU supply before the end of December 2016 with the balance of the remaining stores likely to transition to SUPERVALU supply during the first quarter of calendar 2017.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU): Updated Analyst Ratings

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU), with 1.28% gains in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 11 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 2 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $5.94, with individual targets in the range of $4.5 to $10. The shares ended last trade at $4.74, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 25.32 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look mixed about the outlook as they seem to trade shares both ways while they have -30.09 retreated so far this year. A Director at SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday November 27, 2015. Sales Wayne C offloaded 533,682 shares in the company at a per-share price of $7.05 and ended up generating $3,762,460 in proceeds. Sales Wayne C retains 295,008 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Director in the company, De Luzuriaga Francesca Ruiz, on Monday November 09, 2015 spent $32,050 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at a per-share price of $7.05. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, SUPERVALU Inc. generated nearly $3.87B in sales and net income of $0.1/share. That compares with the mean forecast $3.94B and $0.1/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $5.2B, with EPS at $0.19.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Analyst Rating News

Deutsche Bank is following shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday January 14, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday January 14, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on SVU from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 2.16% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -33.89% fall in value from company’s one year high. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), have changed -11.9% and -0.21%, respectively.

Which way SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) insiders are heading

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU), with 20% gains in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 11 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 2 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $5.94, with individual targets in the range of $4.5 to $10. The shares ended last trade at $5.1, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 16.47 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look mixed about the outlook as they seem to trade shares both ways while they have -24.78 retreated so far this year. A Director at SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday November 27, 2015. Sales Wayne C offloaded 533,682 shares in the company at a per-share price of $7.05 and ended up generating $3,762,460 in proceeds. Sales Wayne C retains 295,008 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Director in the company, De Luzuriaga Francesca Ruiz, on Monday November 09, 2015 spent $32,050 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at a per-share price of $7.05. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading SVU stock at the current market price of $5.1/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the November 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.15 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -6.25 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $4.06B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, SUPERVALU Inc. generated nearly $3.87B in sales and net income of $0.1/share. That compares with the mean forecast $3.94B and $0.1/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $5.2B, with EPS at $0.19.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Analyst Rating News

Deutsche Bank is following shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday January 14, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday January 14, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on SVU from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted -2.49% fall in value, its new closing price reflects a -28.87% fall in value from company’s one year high of $7.17. The stock is currently holding above its 50-day SMA of $4.69 and above its 200-day SMA of $4.84. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), have changed -5.38% and 12.09%, respectively.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earns Consensus Hold Rating

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU), with -0.7% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 11 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 2 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $5.94, with individual targets in the range of $4.5 to $10. The shares ended last trade at $4.26, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 39.44 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look mixed about the outlook as they seem to trade shares both ways while they have -37.17 retreated so far this year. A Director at SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday November 27, 2015. Sales Wayne C offloaded 533,682 shares in the company at a per-share price of $7.05 and ended up generating $3,762,460 in proceeds. Sales Wayne C retains 295,008 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Director in the company, De Luzuriaga Francesca Ruiz, on Monday November 09, 2015 spent $32,050 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at a per-share price of $7.05. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading SVU stock at the current market price of $4.26/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the November 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.15 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -6.25 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $4.06B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, SUPERVALU Inc. generated nearly $3.87B in sales and net income of $0.1/share. That compares with the mean forecast $3.94B and $0.1/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $5.2B, with EPS at $0.19.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Analyst Rating News

Deutsche Bank is following shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday January 14, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday January 14, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on SVU from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 2.16% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -40.59% fall in value from company’s one year high of $7.17. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $4.68 and below its 200-day SMA of $4.88. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), have changed -11.62% and -10.5%, respectively.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU): Updated Analyst Ratings

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU), with -4.47% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 11 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 2 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $5.94, with individual targets in the range of $4.5 to $10. The shares ended last trade at $4.27, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 39.11 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look mixed about the outlook as they seem to trade shares both ways while they have -37.02 retreated so far this year. A Director at SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday November 27, 2015. Sales Wayne C offloaded 533,682 shares in the company at a per-share price of $7.05 and ended up generating $3,762,460 in proceeds. Sales Wayne C retains 295,008 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Director in the company, De Luzuriaga Francesca Ruiz, on Monday November 09, 2015 spent $32,050 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at a per-share price of $7.05. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading SVU stock at the current market price of $4.27/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the November 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.15 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -6.25 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $4.06B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, SUPERVALU Inc. generated nearly $3.87B in sales and net income of $0.1/share. That compares with the mean forecast $3.94B and $0.1/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $5.2B, with EPS at $0.19.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Analyst Rating News

Deutsche Bank is following shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday January 14, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday January 14, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on SVU from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted -0.47% fall in value, its new closing price reflects a -40.45% fall in value from company’s one year high of $7.17. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $4.73 and below its 200-day SMA of $4.91. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), have changed -11.59% and -7.97%, respectively.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Insiders Seem Vary About Prospects

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU), with -15.66% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 0 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 0 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $6.06, with individual targets in the range of $4.5 to $10. The shares ended last trade at $4.47, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 35.57 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look mixed about the outlook as they seem to trade shares both ways while they have -34.07 retreated so far this year. A Director at SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday November 27, 2015. Sales Wayne C offloaded 533,682 shares in the company at a per-share price of $7.05 and ended up generating $3,762,460 in proceeds. Sales Wayne C retains 295,008 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Director in the company, De Luzuriaga Francesca Ruiz, on Monday November 09, 2015 spent $32,050 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at a per-share price of $7.05. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading SVU stock at the current market price of $4.47/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the August 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.1 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -23.08 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $3.86B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, SUPERVALU Inc. generated nearly $3.87B in sales and net income of $0.1/share. That compares with the mean forecast $3.94B and $0.1/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $5.2B, with EPS at $0.23.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Analyst Rating News

Deutsche Bank is following shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday January 14, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday January 14, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on SVU from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted -0.67% fall in value, its new closing price reflects a -38.09% fall in value from company’s one year high of $7.17. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $4.85 and below its 200-day SMA of $4.95. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), have changed -15.34% and -16.45%, respectively.

Current SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) PT Means Stock Is Worth Almost $10

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU), with -9.53% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 13 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 2 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $6.17, with individual targets in the range of $4.5 to $10. The shares ended last trade at $4.46, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 38.34 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look mixed about the outlook as they seem to trade shares both ways while they have -34.22 retreated so far this year. A Director at SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday November 27, 2015. Sales Wayne C offloaded 533,682 shares in the company at a per-share price of $7.05 and ended up generating $3,762,460 in proceeds. Sales Wayne C retains 295,008 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Director in the company, De Luzuriaga Francesca Ruiz, on Monday November 09, 2015 spent $32,050 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at a per-share price of $7.05. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading SVU stock at the current market price of $4.46/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the August 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.1 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -23.08 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $3.94B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, SUPERVALU Inc. generated nearly $3.87B in sales and net income of $0.1/share. That compares with the mean forecast $3.94B and $0.1/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $5.2B, with EPS at $0.23.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Analyst Rating News

Deutsche Bank is following shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday January 14, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday January 14, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on SVU from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted -2.62% fall in value, its new closing price reflects a -38.74% fall in value from company’s one year high of $7.17. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $4.91 and below its 200-day SMA of $4.97. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), have changed -14.56% and -17.41%, respectively.

The Insider Activity Don’t Lie: SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU)

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU), with 1.58% gains in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 13 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 2 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $6.11, with individual targets in the range of $4.5 to $10. The shares ended last trade at $5.13, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 19.1 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look mixed about the outlook as they seem to trade shares both ways while they have -24.34 retreated so far this year. A Director at SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday November 27, 2015. Sales Wayne C offloaded 533,682 shares in the company at a per-share price of $7.05 and ended up generating $3,762,460 in proceeds. Sales Wayne C retains 295,008 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Director in the company, De Luzuriaga Francesca Ruiz, on Monday November 09, 2015 spent $32,050 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at a per-share price of $7.05. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading SVU stock at the current market price of $5.13/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the February 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.1 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -23.08 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $4B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, SUPERVALU Inc. generated nearly $5.2B in sales and net income of $0.19/share. That compares with the mean forecast $5.3B and $0.22/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $3.95B, with EPS at $0.23.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Analyst Rating News

Deutsche Bank is following shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday January 14, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday January 14, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on SVU from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 1.18% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -34.57% fall in value from company’s one year high of $7.37. The stock is currently holding above its 50-day SMA of $5 and above its 200-day SMA of $5. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), have changed -3.02% and -5%, respectively.

Which way SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) insiders are heading

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU), with 0.2% gains in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 13 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 2 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $6.11, with individual targets in the range of $4.5 to $10. The shares ended last trade at $5.04, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 21.23 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look mixed about the outlook as they seem to trade shares both ways while they have -25.66 retreated so far this year. A Director at SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday November 27, 2015. Sales Wayne C offloaded 533,682 shares in the company at a per-share price of $7.05 and ended up generating $3,762,460 in proceeds. Sales Wayne C retains 295,008 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Director in the company, De Luzuriaga Francesca Ruiz, on Monday November 09, 2015 spent $32,050 from the purchase of 5,000 shares at a per-share price of $7.05. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading SVU stock at the current market price of $5.04/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the February 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.1 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -23.08 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $4B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, SUPERVALU Inc. generated nearly $5.2B in sales and net income of $0.19/share. That compares with the mean forecast $5.3B and $0.22/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $3.95B, with EPS at $0.23.

SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Analyst Rating News

Deutsche Bank is following shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday January 14, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday January 14, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on SVU from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 1% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -35.71% fall in value from company’s one year high of $7.84. The stock is currently holding above its 50-day SMA of $5.02 and below its 200-day SMA of $5. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU), have changed -6.67% and -5.08%, respectively.