Harber Asset Management Raised Its Kroger Co (KR) Holding; Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) Had 8 Bulls

February 23, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Harber Asset Management Llc increased Kroger Co (KR) stake by 179.6% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Harber Asset Management Llc acquired 269,398 shares as Kroger Co (KR)’s stock declined 14.05%. The Harber Asset Management Llc holds 419,398 shares with $8.41M value, up from 150,000 last quarter. Kroger Co now has $24.10 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $27.34. About 1.85M shares traded. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 16.08% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.78% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Connect Group PLC had 78 analyst reports since October 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Shore Capital given on Tuesday, February 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 18 by Peel Hunt. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Wednesday, July 6. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Add” rating and GBX 135 target in Friday, June 2 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 24 by FinnCap. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 13 by Shore Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by Peel Hunt. FinnCap maintained Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) on Thursday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) earned “Buy” rating by FinnCap on Tuesday, April 25. On Tuesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by FinnCap with “Buy”. See Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) latest ratings:

12/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 124.00 New Target: GBX 67.00 Lowers
01/02/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain
29/01/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 135.00 New Target: GBX 100.00 Raise
08/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 135.00 New Target: GBX 135.00 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 135.00 New Target: GBX 135.00 Maintain
04/12/2017 Broker: FinnCap Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 154.00 New Target: GBX 154.00 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 144.00 New Target: GBX 145.00 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 94 investors sold KR shares while 232 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 688.12 million shares or 3.98% more from 661.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James & Assoc reported 0.03% stake. Cleararc Cap holds 0.07% or 23,071 shares in its portfolio. Central Financial Bank And Trust accumulated 1,084 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Old Mutual Glob Investors (Uk) invested 0.11% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Texas Permanent School Fund invested 0.06% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Menta Cap Ltd Company invested 0.04% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Citigroup stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Estabrook Cap Mgmt invested 0% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Pinebridge Invs LP owns 5,084 shares. D E Shaw Inc has invested 0.05% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Neuberger Berman Gru Limited Liability stated it has 6.79 million shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Brigade Capital Mgmt Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.77% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Pggm has invested 0.05% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Martingale Asset Management Limited Partnership invested in 0% or 12,334 shares. Ubs Asset Americas Inc stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR).

Among 35 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 49% are positive. Kroger had 102 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Thursday, June 23 by Hilliard Lyons. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, May 12. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $24.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. Argus Research maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) rating on Monday, December 14. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $45 target. Jefferies maintained the shares of KR in report on Friday, June 16 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, July 26. Citigroup maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Tuesday, December 26 with “Buy” rating. Northcoast upgraded the shares of KR in report on Monday, November 6 to “Buy” rating. Loop Capital maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) rating on Thursday, May 25. Loop Capital has “Hold” rating and $32 target. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has “Peer Perform” rating given on Wednesday, June 15 by Wolfe Research.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $2.71 million activity. On Monday, January 29 DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH sold $1.23 million worth of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) or 40,000 shares. $325,292 worth of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) shares were sold by Clark Robert W. $446,327 worth of stock was sold by HJELM CHRISTOPHER T on Tuesday, December 19. Foley Todd A sold $471,200 worth of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Tuesday, January 30.

The stock decreased 0.74% or GBX 0.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 66.8. About 175,467 shares traded. Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) has 0.00% since February 23, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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