The stores are at Coulby Newham in Teesside, Leeds, Bolton and Saltney near Chester and have been acquired by Tesco, Somerfield, Netto and United Co-ops respectively.
Seymour Pierce analyst Rhys Williams welcomed the disposal, but said more important news was imminent in a trading statement from Morrisons expected on Wednesday.
The past 12 months has been a challenge for Morrisons, with five profit warnings and the announcement at one point that its accounting systems were too inadequate to predict end-of-year profits accurately.
Last month, the retailer said it expected profit before tax, exceptionals and goodwill for the current financial year to be between£50 million and£150 million. The figure is well below the retailer's profit before tax for the previous year of£317 million and below previous market expectations of about£220 million.
A week ago, Retail Week reported that Morrisons had missed a self-imposed deadline to report on the progress of its search for a fourth non-executive director.