SUPERVALU (NYSE:SVU) is a stock long looked upon with pessimism. So far, the grocery chain is down 70% for the year, though this week, the stock came up 16% on the news that a private equity firm may buy a couple of its largest chains before the year's end. Is this the sign of a company on the mend? In this video, Motley Fool analyst John Reeves tells us why the company's huge amount of debt, among other things, means he isn't changing his view on this company one bit.

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