The Kroger Co. (KR) EPS Estimated At $0.44

November 11, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.86 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 52 investors sold The Kroger Co. shares while 226 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 603.37 million shares or 4.55% less from 632.13 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Hsbc Public Ltd Company has 0.05% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 1.00M shares. Frontier Inv Mgmt, Texas-based fund reported 78,470 shares. 189,103 were reported by Citigroup Inc. Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Management Gp Ltd Llc owns 0.06% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 9,348 shares. Cardinal Management Incorporated holds 27,200 shares. First Midwest Retail Bank Tru Division, Illinois-based fund reported 20,005 shares. D E Shaw And Inc has 0.02% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 537,367 shares. Evanson Asset Mgmt Llc holds 7,215 shares. Intrust Commercial Bank Na holds 0.25% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) or 31,321 shares. 595,013 are held by Prudential Public Limited Liability Com. Next Fincl Group Incorporated reported 16,389 shares. 1.63M are held by California State Teachers Retirement. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale owns 288,278 shares. 92,575 were reported by Qs Investors Ltd Company. Ubs Asset Americas Inc stated it has 9.29 million shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since July 3, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.22 million activity. On Thursday, July 19 the insider KROPF SUSAN J sold $369,551. 25,314 The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) shares with value of $734,106 were sold by Sharp Erin S.

Analysts expect The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) to report $0.44 EPS on November, 29.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00 % from last quarter’s $0.44 EPS. KR’s profit would be $350.86 million giving it 17.84 P/E if the $0.44 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, The Kroger Co.’s analysts see 7.32 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $31.39. About 6.94M shares traded. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has risen 47.03% since November 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.41% the S&P500.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Kroger had 14 analyst reports since May 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 22. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, June 22 with “Outperform”. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, June 22. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35 target in Wednesday, October 31 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, September 27 with “Equal-Weight”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of KR in report on Thursday, June 21 with “Hold” rating. Argus Research maintained the shares of KR in report on Monday, August 20 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 31 by UBS. Deutsche Bank downgraded The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Tuesday, October 9 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, September 10 by Wells Fargo.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $25.03 billion. It also makes and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It has a 7.2 P/E ratio. The firm operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores.

More notable recent The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “AmazonGo highly productive but no threat to Kroger, studies find” on November 06, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Here’s why Kroger’s stock just surged” published on October 30, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Whole Foods follows in footsteps of rivals like Kroger, HEB with grocery pickup” on November 09, 2018. More interesting news about The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kroger: Still Not Seeing Enough To Justify Long Exposure” published on October 23, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Despite Kroger’s strategy, grocery shoppers not flocking to online orders … yet” with publication date: November 07, 2018.

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