Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) Sentiment Dropped in 2018 Q1 to 0.86

June 27, 2018 - By Anthony Rauscher

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In 2018 Q1 Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) big money sentiment decreased to 0.86, according to SEC.gov filings. So its down -0.04, from 2017Q4’s 0.9. 272 active investment managers started new and increased positions, while 315 cut down and sold their stakes in Kroger Co so the sentiment turned 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 changed to 4 from 11 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

Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc owns 1.82 million shares in Kroger Co as of 2018 Q1. As of 2018 Q1, 5.56 million shares of Kroger Co are owned by Coho Partners Ltd.. Tyvor Capital Llc reported 695,092 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co revealed 20.09 million shares position in Kroger Co. The Texas-based fund Goodman Financial Corp looks positive on Kroger Co, owning 233,179 shares.

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.The P/E ratio is 7.19. The firm operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores.

The stock increased 0.88% or $0.255 during the last trading session, hitting $29.255.Currently The Kroger Co. is downtrending after 15.83% change in last June 27, 2017. KR has 3.00 million shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 28.40%.

Tarbox Family Office owns 223 shs. Gratia Ltd holds 34,900 shs. Moreover, Midas Mngmt Corporation has 1.05% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Royal Bankshares Of Scotland Grp Plc holds 89,030 shs or 0.45% of its capital. Amg Natl Tru Savings Bank reported 0.1% stake. First Republic Inv has invested 0.02% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Dupont Capital Mgmt Corp reported 6,350 shs stake. Old Fincl Bank In accumulated 149,095 shs. Seabridge Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.24% or 44,556 shs. Cornerstone Advsr Inc holds 0.11% or 39,000 shs. Everence Management holds 0.15% or 28,144 shs. Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Llc invested in 187,659 shs or 0.18% of the stock. Sasco Cap Ct reported 1.23 million shs or 1.23% of all its holdings. Envestnet Asset Inc reported 200,016 shs. Capital Counsel invested in 25,407 shs or 0.25% of the stock.

The Kroger Co. had 5 insider sales and 0 buys since January 22, 2018. This’s net activity of $2.36 million. On Monday, January 29 the insider HJELM CHRISTOPHER T sold $245,120. On Monday, January 22 Clark Robert W also sold $325,292 worth of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). The insider DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH sold $1.23 million.

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 Friday, June 22 the rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. On Thursday, March 1 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Oppenheimer. On Tuesday, February 6 the rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. On Friday, March 2 the stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, March 9 the firm has “Neutral” rating given by Bank of America. On Thursday, June 21 the firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given. On Friday, June 22 the rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The company rating was maintained by Stephens on Friday, March 9. On Friday, January 5 Jefferies upgraded The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) to “Buy” rating. On Monday, February 5 the stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has “Buy” rating given by Scotia Capital.

More recent The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) news were published by Seekingalpha.com, 247Wallst.com and Fool.com. The first one has “Kroger: This Retailer Has A Good Upside Despite The Recent Spike” as a title and was published on June 24, 2018. The next is “Jefferies Says Value Stocks Are Very Cheap: 4 Top Picks to Buy Now” on June 27, 2018. And last was published on June 23, 2018, called “Is It Finally Safe to Buy The Kroger Co. Stock?”.

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