Big Money Sentiment Indicator of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) Falls in Q1 2018 to 0.86

June 27, 2018 - By Roy Fason

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Kroger Co’s Sentiment

“Big money sentiment for Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) in 2018 Q1 decreased to 0.86, according to SEC.gov filings. That’s down -0.04, from 2017Q4’s 0.9. 272 investment professionals started new or increased holdings, while 315 reduced and sold their stock positions in Kroger Co so the sentiment is negative. Funds own 632.13 million shares, 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. 83 Investors Sold All; 232 Reduced Holdings; 199 increased stakes while 73 investment professionals bought stakes.

Most 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.. 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, having 233,179 shares.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States.The company has $23.52 billion market cap. 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.

KR touched $29.255 during the last trading session after $0.255 change.Currently The Kroger Co. is downtrending after 15.83% change in last June 27, 2017. KR has 3.00M shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 28.40%.

First Retail Bank Of Hutchinson accumulated 123,246 shs. Banque Pictet Cie invested in 85,074 shs or 0.04% of the stock. Dnb Asset As invested in 0% or 131,096 shs. Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 9.30M shs or 0.07% of the stock. D E Shaw And has invested 0% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Chicago Equity Partners Limited Com invested in 201,350 shs. Cullen Frost Bankers invested in 0.01% or 14,941 shs. Arizona State Retirement Sys has 292,441 shs for 0.07% of their capital. Gotham Asset Mngmt Lc has invested 0.62% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Moreover, Hartford Inv has 0.08% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 167,463 shs. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 259,476 shs. 385,604 are owned by Old Mutual Global Investors (Uk) Limited. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 59,373 shs for 0.06% of their capital. Nine Masts Capital Ltd reported 0.14% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Rocky Mountain Advisers Ltd Liability Company stated it has 849 shs.

The Kroger Co. had 5 selling transactions and 0 insider buys since January 22, 2018. This’s net activity of $2.36 million. On Monday, January 29 HJELM CHRISTOPHER T had sold 8,000 shs worth $245,120. 3,800 shs were sold by Foley Todd A, worth $92,844. DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH sold $1.23M worth of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) or 40,000 shs on Monday, January 29.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) Ratings Coverage

In total 12 analysts cover Kroger (NYSE:KR). “Buy” rating has 6, “Sell” are 0, while 6 are “Hold”. (NYSE:KR) has 50% bullish analysts. With $38.0 highest and $22.0 lowest target, Kroger has $30.27 average target or 3.47% above the current ($29.255) price. 22 are the (NYSE:KR)’s ratings reports on 27 Jun 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, March 2. On Friday, June 22 the firm has “Outperform” rating given by Credit Suisse. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, March 9. The stock rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Hold” on Thursday, March 1. On Friday, June 22 Morgan Stanley maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, February 2. On Tuesday, February 6 Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of KR in report with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Friday, March 9 the company was maintained by Stephens. On Thursday, June 21 the firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given. In Monday, June 25 report Pivotal Research downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating.

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

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