Denver Investment Advisors Increases Position in Glatfelter (GLT); Kroger Co Com (KR) Stake Has Boosted by Goodman Financial Corp

May 28, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

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Goodman Financial Corp increased its stake in Kroger Co Com (KR) by 16.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Goodman Financial Corp bought 32,076 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 222,030 shares of the food chains company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.10M, up from 189,954 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Goodman Financial Corp who had been investing in Kroger Co Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.79 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $24.61. About 23.19M shares traded or 109.36% up from the average. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 18.87% since May 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.42% the S&P500.

Denver Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Glatfelter (GLT) by 16.62% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Denver Investment Advisors Llc bought 104,551 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.49% with the market. The hedge fund held 733,467 shares of the paper company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.73 million, up from 628,916 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Denver Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Glatfelter for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $754.24M market cap company. The stock decreased 1.54% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $17.26. About 224,050 shares traded or 26.27% up from the average. P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT) has declined 4.40% since May 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.95% the S&P500.

More recent P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Glatfelter Reports First Quarter 2018 Earnings” on May 01, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Glatfelter Declares Dividend of $0.13 on Common Stock” on May 03, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Glatfelter’s (GLT) CEO Dante Parrini on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 01, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 3 analysts covering PH Glatfelter Co (NYSE:GLT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. PH Glatfelter Co had 13 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 2 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, August 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 9 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Friday, May 5, the company rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets. Sidoti initiated the shares of GLT in report on Wednesday, December 16 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of GLT in report on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. DA Davidson downgraded the shares of GLT in report on Wednesday, December 7 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 14 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets downgraded P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT) on Wednesday, December 7 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, September 22.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold GLT shares while 33 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 39.79 million shares or 0.15% less from 39.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Skyline Asset Mgmt LP reported 1.63% stake. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio reported 7,889 shares stake. The California-based Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0% in P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT). Guggenheim Capital Ltd holds 118,209 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 428,786 were reported by Pnc Fincl Svcs Group Inc Inc. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 0% or 23,582 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The accumulated 0% or 33,554 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management has 1,022 shares. 3.08 million are owned by Fuller And Thaler Asset Management Incorporated. Bank Of America De holds 0% or 710,439 shares. The Illinois-based Envestnet Asset has invested 0% in P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT). Hotchkis Wiley Mgmt Lc has invested 0% in P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT). Toth Advisory reported 0.13% in P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems accumulated 40,392 shares. 67,146 were reported by Gsa Cap Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership.

Denver Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $9.81 billion and $2.01B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) by 185,168 shares to 573,798 shares, valued at $15.21M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) by 14,182 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 273,924 shares, and cut its stake in Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO).

Among 37 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 49% are positive. Kroger had 112 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by Scotia Capital. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, March 9. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 14. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, September 23. RBC Capital Markets upgraded The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) rating on Thursday, March 23. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $37 target. PiperJaffray upgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $34 target in Wednesday, December 14 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, May 12 by Credit Suisse. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, June 16 report. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Strong Buy” rating by S&P Research on Monday, September 14.

Goodman Financial Corp, which manages about $291.99M and $221.21M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Core S&P 500 Etf (IVV) by 2,008 shares to 7,144 shares, valued at $1.92M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Amazon Com Inc Com (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 619 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,448 shares, and cut its stake in Cvs Health Corp Com (NYSE:CVS).

More notable recent The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Kroger: Fears Overstated” on May 14, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Short Interest in Kroger Rises 77%” published on May 10, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Kroger stock is poised to rise, analyst says” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Kroger Finally Addresses Its Biggest Weakness” published on May 21, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “How Kroger Is Breaking Into the Meal Kit Market” with publication date: May 24, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 78 investors sold KR shares while 251 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 636.15 million shares or 7.55% less from 688.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Arrowstreet Cap Ltd Partnership invested 0% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Jacobs & Ca invested 0.84% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Signaturefd Ltd Liability has 0.03% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 424,555 shares. 345 were reported by Plante Moran Fincl Advisors Lc. Global Investors holds 0.26% or 32.25M shares. Moreover, Massmutual Trust Commerce Fsb Adv has 0.05% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Benedict Financial Advsr Inc has invested 0.28% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.04% or 219,784 shares. Samlyn Cap Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.92 million shares. Fort Washington Inv Incorporated Oh owns 884,887 shares. Fifth Third Bancorp owns 206,151 shares. Reliance Company Of Delaware reported 0.06% stake. 8,700 are owned by Selway Asset Mngmt. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees owns 76,476 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio.

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