Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Featured Stock for Investors: The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)

Featured Stock for Investors: The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) Featured Stock for Investors: The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)
Kenneth Drake | 11 April, 2018, 13:59

About 559,491 shares traded. It has outperformed by 23.89% the S&P500.

Sandy Spring Bankshares has invested 0.21% in The Kroger Co. (KR) by 9.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Kroger announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, March 15th that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares.

KR reached $23.5099 on during the last trading session after $0.0301 change.The Kroger Co. has volume of 3.39M shares. The stock has been moved at 13.72 percent over the last six months and -20.23 percent during past year. Volume is the number of shares or agreement traded in a security or a whole market during a given period. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 18.87% since April 10, 2017 and is downtrending. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 30.42%. Therefore 43% are positive. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of OFC in report on Monday, February 12 with "Sell" rating. It also makes and processes food for sale in its supermarkets.11.25 is the P/E ratio. (NYSE:PII) earned "Sell" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 27. The company was maintained on Friday, December 4 by Deutsche Bank. Raymond James Tru Na invested 0.26% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has been observed as trading -25.15% away from its 90-day high price. IL raised its stake in Kroger Company (The) by 11.0% in the third quarter. (NYSE:KR) on Friday, February 2 with "Buy" rating. Citigroup increased their price target on shares of Kroger from $30.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th.

2/2/2018 - Kroger was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. Vetr downgraded The Kroger Co.

KR has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $32.00.


3/9/2018 - Kroger had its "equal weight" rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. (NYSE:KR) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, December 7 by Northcoast.

Analysts await The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). 58,035 are held by Eagle Asset Mngmt. Oppenheimer analyst R. Parikh expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.66 for the quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 360,305 shares of the company's stock worth $9,890,000 after buying an additional 5,257 shares during the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its position in shares of Kroger by 0.4% during the 4th quarter.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $8.83 million activity. (NYSE:KR) for 2.07M shs. HJELM CHRISTOPHER T sold $446,327 worth of stock. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Monday, January 29 with "Hold". DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH also sold $1.23M worth of The Kroger Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q4 2017. Our 4Q17 EPS est.is unchanged at $0.61 and this assumes ID sales growth (ex. fuel) of +1.3% based on strong execution in the latest quarter. It turned negative, as 42 investors sold STT shares while 262 reduced holdings. 176 rose positions while 121 funds took positions. Funds hold 636.15 million shares thus 7.55% less from 2017Q3's 688.12 million shares. Corporate Office Properties Trust had 48 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 224 were reported by First Manhattan. The institutional investor held 316,232 shares of the food chains company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.68M, up from 289,607 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NYSE:KR) for 20,318 shares. Nomura Asset Management Limited has invested 0.05% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 2,510 shares. Ing Groep Nv holds 25,160 shares. Coastline Trust Company stated it has 60,212 shares. James Inv Research stated it has 412,485 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings. Qcm Cayman Limited reported 8,262 shares stake. Acropolis Management Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 12,799 shares. Bb&T invested in 0.09% or 183,112 shares. Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc. raised its stake in Kroger Company (The) by 10.1% in the second quarter. (NYSE:KR). Amer Registered Invest Advisor invested in 0.26% or 20,010 shares. Listed here are The Kroger Co.

Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc, which manages about $764.48 million and $596.32 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gpc (NYSE:GPC) by 3,468 shares to 79,510 shares, valued at $7.55 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Art Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.06% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:PII) or 23,991 shares. Its up 0.07, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas, Texas-based fund reported 187,000 shares. Ngam Advsr LP owns 20,052 shares. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%.

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