News coverage about HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HD Supply earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6221319059858 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) opened at $38.09 on Wednesday. HD Supply has a 1-year low of $28.97 and a 1-year high of $42.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 2.80 and a quick ratio of 1.80. The firm has a market cap of $6,983.36, a P/E ratio of 7.16, a P/E/G ratio of 0.66 and a beta of 1.31.

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, March 13th. The industrial products company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.05. HD Supply had a net margin of 16.55% and a return on equity of 41.89%. The firm had revenue of $1.18 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.18 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.44 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that HD Supply will post 2.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HDS has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of HD Supply from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $42.00 price target on shares of HD Supply in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HD Supply from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of HD Supply from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of HD Supply from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.21.

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HD Supply Company Profile

HD Supply Holdings, Inc is an industrial distributor in North America. The Company’s segments include Facilities Maintenance, Construction & Industrial-White Cap, and Corporate. As of January 29, 2017, the Company operated through approximately 500 locations across 48 states in the United States and six Canadian provinces.

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