Big Money’s Pro-Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) Sentiment In Q1 2018, now at 0.86

June 27, 2018 - By Gwen Gough

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Kroger Co’s Sentiment

In 2018 Q1 Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) big money sentiment decreased to 0.86, filings reveal. So its down -0.04, from 2017Q4’s 0.9. 272 institutional investors increased or opened new equity positions, while 315 sold and decreased their holdings in Kroger Co so the sentiment is negative. These funds own 632.13 million shares, that’s down from 636.15 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Kroger Co in top 10 decreased from 11 to 4 for a decrease of 7. In total 83 funds closed positions, 232 reduced and 199 increased. Also 73 funds bought new Kroger Co stakes.

Biggest Kroger Co Investors

As of 2018 Q1 Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc has 5.91% invested in Kroger Co. As of 2018 Q1, 5.56 million shares of Kroger Co are owned by Coho Partners Ltd.. Further, Tyvor Capital Llc reported 695,092 shares in Kroger Co equivalent to 3.29% of its stock exposure. The New York-based fund Brown Brothers Harriman & Co have invested about 2.78% of the investment professional’s stock portfolio in Kroger Co. The Texas-based fund Goodman Financial Corp holds 233,179 shares or 2.63% of their stock exposure.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States.The firm is worth $23.52 billion. It also makes and processes food for sale in its supermarkets.7.19 is the P/E ratio. The firm operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores.

Ticker’s shares touched $29.255 during the last trading session after 0.88% change.The Kroger Co. has volume of 3.00M shares. Since June 27, 2017 KR has declined 15.83% and is downtrending. KR underperformed by 28.40% the S&P 500.

Coatue Mgmt Limited Company invested 0% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Nomura Incorporated invested in 275,693 shs. Lord Abbett Limited Co owns 1.63M shs for 0.12% of their capital. Korea Investment Corporation holds 1.46 million shs. Navellier Associate Incorporated has invested 0.03% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Dubuque Bank & Trust holds 33 shs or 0% of its capital. Exane Derivatives holds 0% or 5 shs in its capital. Hgk Asset Inc has invested 0.04% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Alliancebernstein L P invested in 3.09M shs or 0.05% of the stock. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has invested 0.04% of its capital in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Columbia Asset Mgmt invested in 0.07% or 10,074 shs. Artisan Ltd Partnership owns 6.33M shs for 0.31% of their capital. Estabrook Capital Management reported 0% stake. Pacific Invest Mngmt stated it has 8,430 shs. Amica Retiree Med holds 11,665 shs or 0.24% of its capital.

The Kroger Co. had 5 selling transactions and 0 insider buys since January 22, 2018. This’s net activity of $2.36 million. Shares for $245,120 were sold by HJELM CHRISTOPHER T on Monday, January 29. On Monday, January 29 $1.23 million worth of stock was sold by DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH. Clark Robert W had sold 11,000 shs worth $325,292 on Monday, January 22.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) Ratings Coverage

A total of 12 analysts rate Kroger (NYSE:KR) as follows: 6 “Buy”, 6 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 50% are bullish. The firm has $38.0 highest and $22.0 lowest target. The avg target $30.27 is 3.47% above the last ($29.255) price. (NYSE:KR) has 22 ratings reports on 27 Jun 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Thursday, May 17 Bank of America upgraded The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) to “Buy” rating. On Friday, June 22 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies. On Monday, June 25 Pivotal Research downgraded the shares of KR in report to “Hold” rating. On Friday, June 22 the rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. On Friday, June 22 the company was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, March 9. On Friday, February 2 the firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given. On Thursday, March 1 the stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer. In Friday, January 5 report Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating. The stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold” on Friday, March 9.

More recent The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) news were announced by, and The first one has “Jefferies Says Value Stocks Are Very Cheap: 4 Top Picks to Buy Now” as a title and was announced on June 27, 2018. The next is “Kroger: This Retailer Has A Good Upside Despite The Recent Spike” on June 24, 2018. And last was announced on June 23, 2018, called “Is It Finally Safe to Buy The Kroger Co. Stock?”.

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