GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. GrubHub earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the information services provider an impact score of 43.4759194652059 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research firms have weighed in on GRUB. Craig Hallum started coverage on GrubHub in a research report on Monday, September 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price target for the company. Pacific Crest restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of GrubHub in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (down previously from $63.00) on shares of GrubHub in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of GrubHub in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut GrubHub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. GrubHub has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $62.61.

Shares of GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) opened at $70.34 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $6,137.97, a P/E ratio of 103.44, a PEG ratio of 3.02 and a beta of 1.67. GrubHub has a 1-year low of $32.43 and a 1-year high of $74.81.

GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The information services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.04. GrubHub had a return on equity of 7.45% and a net margin of 9.60%. The company had revenue of $163.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $159.63 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. GrubHub’s quarterly revenue was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that GrubHub will post 0.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other GrubHub news, SVP Margo Drucker sold 1,620 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.98, for a total value of $98,787.60. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 892 shares in the company, valued at $54,394.16. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Matthew M. Maloney sold 6,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.38, for a total value of $327,375.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 448,643 shares of company stock worth $28,875,690. Insiders own 2.37% of the company’s stock.

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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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