Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Kroger Co (KR) Valuation Declined While Bridgewater Associates LP Has Raised Holding

Patty Aguilar | 27 December, 2017, 07:04

The Kroger Co. has an EPS of * 1.68, revealing the EPS growth this year at * -0.80%. It dived, as 94 investors sold KR shares while 232 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.10% of the company's stock. Finally, Wolfe Research upgraded Kroger from an "underperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th.

Duncker Streett & Company Inc, which manages about $337.79 million and $330.36M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BIV) by 4,395 shares to 21,031 shares, valued at $1.78M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Saratoga Rech & Inv Management has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. AMG National Trust Bank now owns 69,867 shares of the company's stock worth $1,629,000 after purchasing an additional 36,164 shares during the period. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA now owns 5,273 shares of the company's stock worth $129,000 after purchasing an additional 4,390 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:KR). Moreover, Landscape Cap Management Ltd Liability Co has 0.53% invested in The Kroger Co. Eagle Asset Mgmt has 0.01% invested in The Kroger Co. Wg Shaheen Dba Whitney holds 1.11% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 24,014 shares in the company, valued at $709,133.42. Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 0.07% or 303,311 shares. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $112.69. Moreover, Harber Asset Management Llc has 3.09% invested in the company for 419,398 shares. (NYSE:KR). Madison Investment owns 13,485 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has invested 0.08% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 2,044 shares.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $446,327 activity.

Duncker Streett & Company Inc decreased its stake in Nike Inc (NKE) by 17.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The hedge fund run by Jim O'brien held 12,500 shares of the food chains company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $250,000, down from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $24.32 billion.

The stock decreased 2.34% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $27.59. About 6.19M shares traded. It has underperformed by 32.78% the S&P500. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Kroger will post 2.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT) Lowered to Market Perform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
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Kroger (NYSE:KR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. During the same quarter previous year, the business posted $0.41 EPS. KR's profit will be $528.81 million for 11.77 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. Vident Investment Advisory LLC raised its stake in shares of Kroger by 0.3% in the fourth quarter.

Director, Montoya Jorge P, sold 10,000 common shares of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: "Kroger opens 1000th ClickList location in Greater Cincinnati" on December 20, 2017, also Bizjournals.com with their article: "Kroger launches new meal offerings using Newport as test store" published on December 18, 2017, Bizjournals.com published: "Kroger adds home delivery in two markets" on December 11, 2017. The New York-based Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt has invested 0% in The Kroger Co.

Among 34 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Jefferies Group lowered their price objective on Kroger from $24.00 to $19.00 and set a "hold" rating for the company in a research report on Monday, September 11th.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 12.99%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -18.14% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. KR was included in 95 notes of analysts from August 25, 2015. Seventeen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, June 16 by Goldman Sachs. J.P. Morgan downgraded the shares of KR in report on Friday, June 16 to "Hold" rating. Credit Suisse maintained The Kroger Co.

Taking look on ratio analysis, KR has forward price to earnings ratio of 14.15, compare to its price to earnings ratio of 16.80. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, June 23. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Monday, June 26 with "Buy". Piper Jaffray initiated the shares of KR in report on Tuesday, May 10 with "Underweight" rating. Finally, Moffett Nathanson began coverage on shares of Kroger in a research note on Monday, December 4th. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, December 4.

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