GrubHub (GRUB) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GrubHub earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 45.2407119186183 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

GrubHub (GRUB) traded up $1.54 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $95.93. 1,840,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,160,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,320.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 85.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.59 and a beta of 1.54. GrubHub has a 1-year low of $32.43 and a 1-year high of $96.58.

GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The information services provider reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $205.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $201.55 million. GrubHub had a net margin of 14.49% and a return on equity of 8.47%. The firm’s revenue was up 49.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that GrubHub will post 1.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

GRUB has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price target on shares of GrubHub and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of GrubHub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Wedbush downgraded shares of GrubHub from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the company from $65.00 to $70.00 in a report on Monday, January 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Oppenheimer upped their price target on shares of GrubHub to $80.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of GrubHub in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. GrubHub presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $74.07.

In other news, COO Stanley Chia sold 645 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.54, for a total value of $42,918.30. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 1,215 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $80,846.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Matthew M. Maloney sold 37,283 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.58, for a total transaction of $2,407,736.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 360,886 shares of company stock valued at $26,184,725 over the last three months. 2.37% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About GrubHub

Grubhub Inc provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders. Its products include Grubhub and Seamless Mobile Applications and Mobile Website, Grubhub and Seamless Websites, Corporate Program, Delivery, Allmenus and MenuPages, Grubhub for Restaurants, and Restaurant Websites.

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