NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of food retailer SuperValu ( SVU) and Motorola Solutions ( MSI) were among the best performers in the S&P 500 on Tuesday. The S&P 500 dropped 20.97 points, or 1.54%, to 1,343.36.
Shares of SuperValu rose 3.61% on Tuesday to $6.32 on about double its average daily trading volume of 4.65 million shares. The stock made Data Explorers' "dangerous shorts" list, which includes stocks that have decreased significantly in the last year and therefore might be takeover targets. SuperValu shares trade at an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 5.21X; the average among food retailers and wholesalers is 33.04X. For comparison, both Sysco ( SYY) and Whole Foods Market ( WFM) have higher forward P/Es of 14.16X and 30.26X, respectively. Eleven of the 16 analysts who cover SuperValu rate the stock at hold. Three analysts give the stock a sell rating and two rate it at buy. TheStreet Ratings gives SuperValu a D+ grade and sell rating. The stock has fallen 22.17% year to date.