Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rite Aid earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 44.0722097953862 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Rite Aid from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Vetr cut shares of Rite Aid from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.47 price objective on the stock. in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Rite Aid in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $1.50 target price on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Rite Aid in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set a “hold” rating and a $2.25 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Rite Aid presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $2.75.

Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $1.63. 27,753,714 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 28,730,000. Rite Aid has a one year low of $1.38 and a one year high of $5.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.66, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 0.86. The company has a market cap of $1,740.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.82 and a beta of 1.78.

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About Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corporation is a retail drugstore chain. The Company’s segments include Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Company operates under The Rite Aid name. It operates approximately 4,560 stores in over 30 states across the country and in the District of Columbia. The Company’s Retail Pharmacy segment consists of Rite Aid stores, RediClinic and Health Dialog.

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