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Relatively Low Forward Earnings Yield Detected in Shares of Supervalu Inc in the Food Retail Industry (SVU, WFM, SFM, CASY, SFS)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Food Retail industry with the lowest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

Supervalu Inc ranks lowest with a forward earnings yield of 1.6%. Following is Whole Foods Mkt with a forward earnings yield of 3.1%. Sprouts Farmers ranks third lowest with a forward earnings yield of 3.8%.

Casey'S General follows with a forward earnings yield of 4.4%, and Smart & Final St rounds out the bottom five with a forward earnings yield of 6.9%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Smart & Final St on June 15th, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $11.75. Since that call, shares of Smart & Final St have fallen 38.3%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest forward earnings yield supervalu inc whole foods mkt sprouts farmers casey's general smart & final st

Ticker(s): SVU WFM SFM CASY SFS