SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) stock is currently pricing at roughly $4.10. Our analysis shows that the stock is widely covered by equity research firms, and target prices are revealing. From a summary standpoint, we track the median one-year price target among 9 analysts covering the company at $5.25. That suggests shares of the stock may have another 22 percent to the upside left to run. Of those analysts we surveyed, the highest price target on recordsits at $10.00, which would imply another -44 percent in upside potential. If we look for a little more qualitative data on the range of expectations, we find in analyst notes that the stock has 1 “Buy” ratings in place. At the same time, 2 rate the stock a “strong buy”, suggesting more conviction in the story. As for the doubters, 8 equity research analyst firms call this stock a “Hold” and 0 consider it bad enough to warrant a “Sell” rating.
Analysts at Deutsche Bank took a look at SVU shares in a research note released on Jan 14, 2016, and issued a Hold rating to this company. Telsey Advisory Group analysts provided their own take on company recently as well. In a research note published on Jan 14, 2016, the house assigned a Market Perform rating to this stock. According to a piece that hit the wires on Jul 29, 2015, researchers at Morgan Stanley reconsidered their prior rating on the stock, and upped it from Underweight Perform to Equal-Weight.
SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) Cap Table Analysis
Breaking down the capitalization table is our next goal. From a bird’s eye view, Executives hold 1.32 percent of the stock.
If we take a more granular look, Jeffrey Noddle is one of the largest owners in company capital stock among insiders. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, this investor owns 614,828 shares, representing a total current market value of roughly $2520794.8. Mr. Craig R. Herkert is another major player among company insiders, currently holding 345,617 shares as of 0.13%, carrying a current market value of $1417029.7. Pamela K. Knous is currently ranked as the number three insider in terms of representation on the cap table for the stock, holding 223,200 shares, valued at around $915120 as of recent close.
We noted a few insider transactions for the stock recently as well.
In a transaction on 2015-11-27, the company’s Director SALES WAYNE C sold 533,682 company shares for 3762460. That means, once accounting for this transaction, the Director is left with a stake of 295,008 shares, carrying a current total market value of $1209533. In addition, by means of a transaction dated 2015-11-09, Director DE LUZURIAGA FRANCESCA RUIZ purchased 5,000 shares worth $32050. After that transaction, this investor is left with a total holding of 18,143 shares, representing a total investment value of $74386.3. We also noted a 2015-08-03 transaction in which SVU Director SALES WAYNE C sold 119,163 shares at a stock price of $9.24, carrying a total value of $1101070, after which, this insider’s investment stands at 828,680 shares, with an overall financial value of $3397588.
SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Earnings View
In the company’s last quarter, SVU EPS moved to $ from $ compared sequentially with the prior quarter. Revenues for the company came in at $M. This stacks up against $M, on a sequential basis.
How does this compare with bottom and top-line expectations? Well, according to what we could find, analysts had been looking for the company to post net income of about $ per share on $M in revenue. That sets up an interesting next quarter report card. We would note that analysts seem to be projecting earnings, on average, for this quarter in the range of $0.03 to $0.10. On a year-over-year basis, that compares with an EPS comp of $.