The stock of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) is a huge mover today! About 6.66 million shares traded hands. Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) has declined 23.70% since March 3, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.05% the S&P500.
The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $27.40 billion company. It was reported on Oct, 6 by Barchart.com. We have $49.31 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:KR worth $18.91 billion more.
Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) Ratings Coverage
Out of 26 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 16 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 9 “Hold”. This means 62% are positive. Kroger has been the topic of 43 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was maintained on Monday, December 14 by Argus Research. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 4 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Telsey Advisory Group. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 29 report. On Monday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Strong Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 14 by Argus Research. Wolfe Research downgraded Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) on Wednesday, June 15 to “Peer Perform” rating. On Friday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $39 target price in Tuesday, September 13 report. The stock of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by Goldman Sachs.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Kroger Company is one of the larger grocery retailers in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale by its supermarkets. The company intends to develop new food and convenience store locations and will continue to assess existing stores as to possible replacement, remodeling, enlarging, or closing.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.72 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.26, from 0.98 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 66 funds sold all Kroger Co shares owned while 323 reduced positions. 73 funds bought stakes while 207 increased positions. They now own 739.57 million shares or 2.27% less from 756.71 million shares in 2016Q1.
Aperio Group Ltd Com accumulated 0.12% or 415,547 shares. Amica Mutual Insur, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 64,266 shares. Guardian Cap Lp has 7,972 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Exxonmobil Inv Inc Tx, a Texas-based fund reported 246,888 shares. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Limited Company holds 0.09% or 409,676 shares in its portfolio. Dupont has 149,467 shares for 0.12% of their US portfolio. Broderick Brian C reported 12,910 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley last reported 0.07% of its portfolio in the stock. Caxton Associate Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.27% or 270,000 shares. Cleararc holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) for 23,184 shares. Hahn Cap Ltd Liability Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) for 1.23M shares. South Street Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 3.65% or 315,460 shares in its portfolio. Gerstein Fisher last reported 163,050 shares in the company. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 0.07% or 1.72M shares. Martingale Asset Mgmt L P holds 560,876 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio.
Insider Transactions: Since April 8, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.42 million net activity. 12,000 Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) shares with value of $454,176 were sold by VAN OFLEN MARY ELIZABETH. SARGENT RONALD sold 3,000 shares worth $114,261. $962,550 worth of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) was sold by Dougherty Kevin M.
More important recent Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Trade of the Day: Kroger Co (NYSE:KR)” on October 05, 2016, also 247Wallst.com published article titled: “Kroger, Teva Slip into Wednesday’s 52-Week Low Club”, Moodys.com published: “Moody’s rates Kroger’s new notes Baa1” on September 26, 2016. More interesting news about Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Kroger Reports Second Quarter Results” with publication date: September 09, 2016.
KR Company Profile
The Kroger Co. (Kroger), incorporated on April 3, 1902, operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores and convenience stores across the United States. The Firm also makes and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The Firm operates through retail activities segment. The Firm operates, either directly or through its subsidiaries, approximately 2,778 retail food stores under a range of local banner names, approximately 1,387 of which have fuel centers. Approximately 42% of these supermarkets are operated in the Company-owned facilities, including a range of Company-owned buildings on leased land. The Company’s supermarkets are operated under combination food and drug stores (combo stores), multi-department stores, marketplace stores or price impact warehouses. The Company’s corporate brand products are primarily produced and sold in approximately three tiers. Private Selection is the brand designed to beat the gourmet or upscale brands. The banner brand includes Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer and King Soopers. The Company’s other brands also include Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic.
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