Supervalu, facing stiff competition in an already cut-throat grocery industry, recently made sweeping changes, bringing in a new CEO, Wayne Sales, to head up the company. It remains to be seen whether Sales can turn around Supervalu which is losing market share to organic grocers (Whole Foods) along with the big-box retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart. Here's a snippet from our report:
"The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 98.25 and currently higher than the industry average, implying that there is very poor management of debt levels within the company. Along with this, the company's quick ratio of 0.26 clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.
Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation."
Sears Holdings: (SHLD)TheStreet Ratings Recommendation:: SELL Altman Z Score: -0.55 Buy SHLD Ratings Report Sears is in survival mode as management has closed stores in an attempt to cut costs and re-establish itself as a leading department store. The problem is that with the likes of competitors such as Target, Kohl's, Macy's and Wal-Mart, it's possible Sears could find itself as the odd man out. Here's a snippet from our report: "Sears has very weak liquidity. Currently, the quick ratio is 0.15, which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year. At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 46% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future." Jamba Juice: (JMBA) TheStreet Ratings Recommendation: SELL Altman Z Score: -16.3 Buy JMBA Ratings Report Jamba Juice, which is in the middle of an attempt to try and turn its stores into a more healthy option for consumers, recently missed guidance for both its top and bottom line. With the stock trading at less than $3 per share, there are concerns that with competitors such as McDonald's and Starbucks moving into juices and healthier drinks, it could be too much for Jamba to overcome. Here's a snippet from our report:
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