Lsv Asset Management Adjusts Its Position in Kroger Company (KR) Stock

With short interest at 86,567,755 and short average daily volume at 19,891,072, days to cover is 4.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.10% as of October 13. Currently, 9.8% of the company's shares are short sold.

Here are some institutional investors who have increased or decreased their stake in (KR). Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its holdings in Kroger Company (The) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 1,577,304 shares valued at $31,641,000. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Kroger Company (The) in the 2nd quarter valued at $105,000.

Lsv Asset Management increased its ownership in Kroger Company stock by 1,046,120 shares as reported in a filing on 11/14/2017. FMR LLC increased its stake in Kroger Company (The) by 17.7% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 49,409,616 shares of the company's stock worth $1,152,232,000 after buying an additional 7,446,349 shares during the period. As of the end of the quarter Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp had acquired 776,276 shares growing its holdings by 27.0%. Its position stood at $253,819,000 a decrease of $16,854,000 as of the end of the quarter. Finally, Community Trust & Investment Co. raised its position in Kroger by 42.5% in the third quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 5,287 shares of the company's stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 450 shares in the last quarter.

The company now has an insider ownership of 0.6 Percent and Institutional ownership of 78.1 Percent. Dynamic Advsr Solutions Ltd Liability Co holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) for 16,437 shares. The company had a trading volume of 8,591,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,088,640. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.13. Kroger Co now has $19.62B valuation.

Kroger Company (The) (NYSE:KR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, September 8th. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.39. For instance, we can check out the profit margin, which tells us about how much of a company's net sales it keeps as earnings. The company had revenue of $27.60 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.48 billion. After having $0.39 EPS previously, Kroger Co's analysts see 5.13% EPS growth.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on KR.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Great Lakes Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.07% or 128,328 shares. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.26%. Kroger Company (The)'s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 30.30%.

A total of 24 brokerages have released a report on KR. The value of the investment in KR went from $66,939,000 to $73,162,000 increasing 9.3% quarter over quarter. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Monday, December 14 with "Buy". Wells Fargo & Company reiterated an "outperform" rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of Kroger Company (The) in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $37.22.

On September 12 Hilliard Lyons made no change to the stock rating of "Buy" targeting a price of $30.00. Eleven equity analysts rating the company a strong buy, seven equity analysts rating the company a buy, seven equity analysts rating the company a hold, two analysts rating the company a underperform, and finally zero analysts rating the company a sell with a one year target of $41.50.

Among 33 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold.

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