Acropolis Investment Management buys $1,693,196 stake in The Kroger Co (KR)

The Kroger Co (KR) : Acropolis Investment Management scooped up 355 additional shares in The Kroger Co during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 5, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 58,710 shares of The Kroger Co which is valued at $1,693,196.The Kroger Co makes up approximately 0.31% of Acropolis Investment Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reduced its stake in KR by selling 37,970 shares or 15.8% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 202,400 shares of KR which is valued at $5,837,216. The Kroger Co makes up approx 0.02% of Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa’s portfolio.Washington Trust Bank reduced its stake in KR by selling 3,263 shares or 67.45% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,575 shares of KR which is valued at $45,423. The Kroger Co makes up approx 0.01% of Washington Trust Bank’s portfolio. Eqis Capital Management sold out all of its stake in KR during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 40,037 shares of KR which is valued $1,154,667. Beacon Financial Group sold out all of its stake in KR during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 10,266 shares of KR which is valued $296,071.

The Kroger Co closed down -0.28 points or -0.96% at $29 with 1,11,73,236 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $29.25, the shares hit an intraday low of $28.88 and an intraday high of $29.39 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, The Kroger Co reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Sep 9, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.45. The company had revenue of $26565.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $26719.72 million. The company’s revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.44 EPS.

Investors should note that on Sep 15, 2016, The Kroger Co announced a cash dividend of $0.1200. The company’s management has announced Nov 11, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Nov 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Dec 1, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on The Kroger Co. Shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Sep 12, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $46 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Sep 7, 2016 to “Sector Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 37 from a previous price target of $39 .The Kroger Co was Upgraded by Goldman to ” Buy” on Jul 26, 2016.

The Kroger Co. (Kroger) operates retail food and drug stores multi-department stores jewelry stores and convenience stores throughout the United States. The Company also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets. The Company operated either directly or through its subsidiaries approximately 2625 supermarkets and multi-department stores approximately 1330 of which had fuel centers. Approximately 48% of these supermarkets were operated in Company-owned facilities including some Company-owned buildings on leased land. The Company operates its 2640 supermarket and multi-department stores under banners including Kroger City Market Dillons Food 4 Less Fred Meyer Fry’s Harris Teeter Jay C King Soopers QFC Ralphs and Smith’s. Of these stores 1330 have fuel centers. The Company also operates 782 convenience stores either directly or through franchisees 326 fine jewelry stores and an online retailer.

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