Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

Investment Analysts' Recent Ratings Updates for Kroger (KR)

Investment Analysts' Recent Ratings Updates for Kroger (KR)

As per Wednesday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Vetr downgraded The Kroger Co. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases.

3/12/2018 - Kroger had its "buy" rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pivotal Research. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $2500 target. The lowest target is $33.0 while the high is $40.0. The stock rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with "Buy" on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, March 9 with "Equal-Weight".

3/9/2018 - Kroger is now covered by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kroger from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Oppenheimer maintained The Kroger Co.

3/9/2018 - Kroger was given a new $36.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada.

Kroger, too, aims to invest a chunk of its tax benefit from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in its workforce. Its up 0.54, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. Kroger's revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter past year. We're also seeing very strong top-line performance by Aldi and WMT based on analysis of our data. Moffett Nathanson began coverage on shares of Kroger in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Pritchard Capital has "Sell" rating and $91.73 target.

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Among 15 analysts covering Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 30.42%. The company is expanding store base, introducing new items, digital coupons, and order online, pick up in store initiative. The effort reflects the talent development component of its "Restock Kroger" strategic plan to redefine the food and grocery customer experience. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc bought 5,515 shares as the company's stock declined 15.56% with the market. These endeavors are likely to fuel top-line growth. Over the past 7 days, The Kroger Co.

One of the most popular ratios is the "Return on Assets" (aka ROA). "Estimates have been stable lately". (NYSE:KR) is 0.067873.

2/6/2018 - Kroger had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $28.00 to $29.00. The rating was upgraded by Stephens on Thursday, October 12 to "Hold". Mutual Of America Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC). The stock traded with the average Volume of 10.99 Million at the end of last session. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Kroger Co in top ten positions increased from 4 to 11 for an increase of 7. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.32. The firm owned 1,828,532 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 280,015 shares during the quarter.

Aristotle Capital Management Llc increased Kroger Co (KR) stake by 1.42% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. The institutional investor held 250,000 shares of the industrial specialties company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $31.00M, down from 450,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. ROE reveals what percentage of each investment dollar is returned as a profit. The firm had revenue of $26.56 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.43 billion. While, the analyst predicted that the company could provide an EPS of $0.63/share. At the end of 2017Q4, the 82,500 shares of the food chains company held by the hedge fund run by Shawn Bergerson were priced at $2.27M, down from 225,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sterling Mgmt Llc has 0.01% invested in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) for 50,000 shares. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.15%. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.35, for a total value of $343,500.00. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 8,532,598 shares of the company's stock worth $234,220,000 after purchasing an additional 958,722 shares in the last quarter. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt sold 200,000 shares as the company's stock declined 9.93% with the market. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.64, for a total transaction of $1,225,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 31,273 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $763,999.39. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Listed here are The Kroger Co.

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