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Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of United Natural Foods, Inc and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
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UNFI, which distributes natural and organic food and non-food products in the U.S. and Canada, including Tony's Fine Foods, Albert's Fresh Produce, Woodstock Farms, Blue Marble Brands, and many others, made the rather surprising bid for SUPERVALU on July 26th. In addition, UNFI has also assumed SUPERVALU's debt, putting the total deal at about $2.9 billion. The hope is that this acquisition will help drive UNFI's "Build out the Store" strategy, leveraging SUPERVALU's vast reach and existing product base.
United Natural (UNFI) concludes the acquisition of SUPERVALU for nearly $2.9 billion. The deal is likely to provide better competing grounds to United Natural in the grocery space.
The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising.
Kroger (KR) is covered by 26 Wall Street analysts, and the stock is rated 2.5 on a scale of 1 (strong buy) to 5 (strong sell). Its ratings have deteriorated over the past six months. The company had a 2.2 rating in May. A downgrade by Pivotal Research in June and by Deutsche Bank on October 9 are behind this rating decline.
SuperValu (SVU) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Ask Mary Winston, who has been a member of the Fort Mill-based Domtar board since 2015, how the nation’s corporate boardrooms are doing in terms of minority representation and you will get a candid answer: not very well.
Schnuck Markets will begin reopening nine of the 19 Shop 'n Save stores it acquired from Supervalu starting Oct. 10.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today assigned a B1 Corporate Family Rating and a B1-PD Probability of Default Rating to United Natural Foods, Inc (UNFI). Proceeds of the new debt will be used to finance UNFI's acquisition of SUPERVALU, INC. (SUPERVALU) and refinance existing debt. The ratings are subject to completion of the transaction and review of final documentation.
It appears the market approves of the medical device company's purchase. But in the grocery space, the top supplier to Whole Foods is sputtering.
SUPERVALU (SVU) inks agreement to sell Shop 'n Save stores to Schnuck. The move is consistent with the company's endeavors to cut down retail operations.
United Natural's (UNFI) key growth initiatives and efforts to augment sales bode well, while freight cost inflation is a headwind.
Kroger is covered by 26 analysts, who jointly rate the stock as a 2.4 on a scale of 1 (strong buy) to 5 (sell). Competitor Walmart (WMT) also has a 2.4. Target (TGT) has a 2.7, while Supervalu (SVU) has a 3.0.
The rating on the Cl. B was affirmed due to the sufficiency of the credit support level and the transaction's key metric, the weighted average rating factor (WARF), being within acceptable ranges. The rating on the Cl. C was upgraded because of increased credit support resulting from loan paydowns and amortization. The ratings of Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) deals are primarily based on the senior unsecured debt rating (or the corporate family rating) of the tenants leasing the real estate collateral supporting the bonds.