SUPERVALU (NYSE:SVU) shares lost almost half of its shine, plunging to an historic lows on Thursday following the grocery store chain announced gloomy first-quarter results and reported that it was thinking over strategic alternatives for the business, which might involve keeping itself up for sale.
Experts reported that the steps the firm is now taking to enhance, refinancing its debt, lowering prices could be an insufficient issue, and also very late.
Shares edged lower $2.41, or 46%, to $2.88 in early session. The stock had previously been hammered 35 percent since the start of 2012. Its previous record low was $4.05, hit on June 11.
Its competitors include The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) that slipped -4.34% to $21.82 with the total traded volume of 6.87 million shares and Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) that dropped -9.79% to $16.22 with the total traded volume of 8.43 million shares.
Other services stocks with bullish trend include Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) up 0.25% to $2.04, Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) up 1.28% to $62.74 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) up 0.11% to $89.63, whereas with bearish trend include Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) down -2.17% to $26.09, MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) down -3.62% to $9.84 and CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) down -2.44% to $30.17.
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) dropped -43.10% or -$2.28 to trading at $3.01 at 10:59AM EDT following it hit intra day high level of $3.39. The total traded volume in the current trading session is 34.70 million shares as compared to average 5.83 million shares. Its fifty two week trading range is $2.76 – $9.44. The total market capitalization reached $644.14 million.
The stock price was behind its 52 week low price with -26.42% and it lagged behind -66.63% from its 52 week maximum mark. Stock price volatility for last month remained 1.87%. In its share capital, the company has 213.69 million outstanding shares out of which 210.18 million shares have been floated in the market. For now, stock ownership with company’s management remained 0.37%.
SVU presented an optimistic weekly performance of 2.32% with respect to its rate of return and it remained 30.30% for the month. However, the performance for a quarter experienced a negative change of -17.73% and it slumped -38.42% for a year and its year to date performance remained in red with -32.78%.
Current stock price is in the downbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with -39.42% and continued bearish run for 50 days moving average with -38.72%. Its earning per share for the past twelve months was -$4.91. Company’s beta coefficient was at 1.18. Beta measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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