The organization posted $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the Thomson Reuters' analyst consensus estimate of $0.63 amounting to a surprise factor of 0.46%. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt who had been investing in Polaris Industries Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.74B market cap company. On Friday, March 2 the stock of The Kroger Co. About 9.03M shares traded. It has outperformed by 23.89% the S&P500. Kroger Co now has $20.41 billion valuation. (NYSE:KR) PTs and latest ratings. Stephens maintained the shares of KR in report on Friday, March 9 with "Hold" rating.
Kroger announced it is hiring about 11,000 people to staff its supermarket division. The stock's average target of $35.80 is 52.08% above today's ($23.54) share price. About 2.23M shares traded. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 18.87% since April 10, 2017 and is downtrending. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock.
Among 37 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 80 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 12 the firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given. The company was maintained on Monday, September 12 by Telsey Advisory. On Tuesday, December 26 the rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". Commonwealth National Bank Of has 0.09% invested in The Kroger Co.
Kroger (NYSE:KR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th.
Shawn Bergerson decreased its holdings by 63.33% in Kroger Co (KR), according to 2017Q4 Securities and Exchange form. (NYSE:KR). Daiwa Secs owns 26,728 shs. Waterstone Capital Management Lp sold 142,500 shares as the company's stock declined 16.92% with the market. The firm has "Hold" rating by SunTrust given on Friday, January 20. The MF Rank of The Kroger Co. TheStreet raised shares of Kroger from a "c+" rating to a "b" rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. (NYSE:KR) is 6852. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. Oppenheimer maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned "Buy" rating by Pivotal Research. Toronto Dominion Bancorp accumulated 0% or 3,503 shares.
Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth noted at -17.30% in past 5 Years and Long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth is expected to reach 4.07% in coming 5 years. (NYSE:KR), we note that the mother of all ratios (Return on Equity) stands at 0.276177 for the firm. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by The Kroger Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.
Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $8.83 million activity. Clark Robert W sold $325,292 worth of stock. Another trade for 8,000 shs valued at $245,120 was made by HJELM CHRISTOPHER T on Monday, January 29. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kroger from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. $1.23M worth of The Kroger Co.
During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 0.9. Our 4Q17 EPS est.is unchanged at $0.61 and this assumes ID sales growth (ex. fuel) of +1.3% based on strong execution in the latest quarter. It is positive, as 19 investors sold OFC shares while 59 reduced holdings. Funds hold 636.15 million shares thus 7.55% less from 2017Q3's 688.12 million shares. First Manhattan stated it has 224 shares. Bank of America decreased their price objective on shares of Kroger from $33.00 to $28.00 and set a "neutral" rating for the company in a report on Friday, March 9th. (NYSE:KR) for 481,250 shares. Ing Groep Nv holds 25,160 shares. Schwartz Investment Counsel stated it has 60,000 shares. James Invest accumulated 412,485 shares. Cim Mangement reported 15,198 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. 49,056 are held by Aqr Cap Management Limited Liability Corp. Madison Inv Hldgs invested in 0.01% or 28,353 shares. Barclays Capital maintained The Kroger Co.
The Earnings to Price yield of The Kroger Co. Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc owns 1.80 million shares or 6.74% of their United States portfolio. Smith Asset Mngmt Group Inc Ltd Partnership holds 1,736 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Its up 0.07, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. 107 funds opened positions while 280 raised stakes. Coho Partners Ltd., a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 5.45 million shares. Daiwa Sb Invs Ltd holds 350 shares. Blair William And Com Il has invested 0.01% in State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT). Renaissance Group Lc invested in 23,172 shares. Its distance from 20-days simple moving average is -0.46 percent, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -10.89 percent while it has a distance of -2.83 percent from the 200 days simple moving average.