Friday, October 19, 2012

Financials Jump After Earnings – KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) & Supervalu Inc.(NYSE:SVU)

KeyCorp(NYSE:KEY) shares rose by 37 cents or 4.40% at $8.78 after the company reported a rise in third quarter net income beating the analyst’s expectations.

Bank’s net income attributable to common shareholders for the last quarter was up by a cent at 23 cents per share or $214 million in comparison to last year.

Even the total revenue increased by 2% at $1.12 billion compared to last year for the same period.
Net interest income, a measure of the bank's ability to profit from lending, rose 4 percent, to $578 million from $555 million.

A rise of 13% in noninterest income was accounted, at $544 million in comparison to last year.
FacSet analyst expects earnings of 21 cents per share on revenue of $1.03 billion.

Stocks of SUPERVALU INC.(NYSE:SVU) were up by 10 cents or 4.90% at $2.14 following the news of company having active discussions with some parties regarding its strategic alternatives.

The struggle in business has been showing with company closing 60 underperforming stores last month, in the month of June the company suspended its dividend and said of reviewing its options with financial advisers which indicates towards possibility of selling the company and in the month of July CEO Craig Herkert has been fired by the company. The new CEO is Wayne Sales.

Thursday, Sales said that the company has adjusted price at its Jewel-Osco stores, a strategic plan to increase traffic. Anticipating $900 million to $950 million in cash flow from operations in 2013, the company will utilize the generated revenue to reduce debt and freshen up its stores.

For the last period the company posted a loss of $111 million, or 52 cents per share.

FactSet analyst expects earnings of 12 cents per share.

Revenue declined 5 percent to $8.04 billion from $8.43 billion, as the company sold most of its retail fuel centers and revenue from stores open at least a year dropped.

Wall Street forecast revenue of $8 billion.

On Thursday, Leon Bergmann is leaving and Janel Haugarth will continue as the president of independent business.

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