The Kroger Co. (KR) EPS Estimated At $0.38

August 13, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 83 investors sold The Kroger Co. shares while 232 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 199 raised stakes. 632.13 million shares or 0.63% less from 636.15 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Wealth Enhancement Advisory Serv Ltd has 0.05% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Aqr Management Limited Liability Company reported 0.08% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Arrowgrass Cap Prtn (Us) Limited Partnership invested 0.01% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Creative Planning invested in 133,484 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Invest Mgmt Ltd has 0.04% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Sumitomo Mitsui Hldg Inc reported 2.66M shares. Asset Mgmt One Communications holds 0.08% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 1.44 million shares. Johnson Inv Counsel Incorporated invested 0.19% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Natixis Lp holds 0.03% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) or 147,952 shares. Gp One Trading Lp accumulated 123,157 shares. Violich Management owns 30,237 shares. United Kingdom-based Barclays Public Limited Company has invested 0.05% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Assetmark Inc invested in 0% or 4,151 shares. Asset Management holds 0.07% or 66,642 shares. Tradewinds Capital Management Limited reported 5,849 shares.

Since March 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $577,451 activity. KROPF SUSAN J had sold 13,000 shares worth $369,551. Shares for $92,844 were sold by Foley Todd A on Thursday, March 8.

Analysts expect The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) to report $0.38 EPS on September, 14.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 2.56 % from last quarter’s $0.39 EPS. KR’s profit would be $302.74 million giving it 19.83 P/E if the $0.38 EPS is correct. After having $0.73 EPS previously, The Kroger Co.’s analysts see -47.95 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.07% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $30.14. About 6.36M shares traded. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 15.83% since August 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.40% the S&P500.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Kroger Company (NYSE:KR), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Kroger Company had 16 analyst reports since March 1, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, March 9 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Friday, March 9 with “Neutral”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 21 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, June 22 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, June 22 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 22 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 2 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Friday, March 9 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, March 9. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, March 1.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $24.01 billion. It also makes and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It has a 7.41 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: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Kroger: Innovating And Breaking Out Higher” on August 10, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Kroger Ship Takes on Amazon and Target” published on August 06, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “6 Most Important Things in Business Today” on August 02, 2018. More interesting news about The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Walmart Tests Waymo for Grocery Delivery” published on August 11, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Conservative PA Series: The Kroger Company” with publication date: July 30, 2018.

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