Pettyjohn Wood & White Lowered Its Kroger Co (KR) Holding; S&T Bank Increased J2 Global (JCOM) Stake By $404,325

May 23, 2018 - By Michael Leger

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Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc decreased Kroger Co (KR) stake by 46.08% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc sold 22,275 shares as Kroger Co (KR)’s stock declined 16.92%. The Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc holds 26,066 shares with $716,000 value, down from 48,341 last quarter. Kroger Co now has $19.75B valuation. The stock decreased 0.53% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $24.57. About 11.57M shares traded or 8.41% up from the average. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 18.87% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.42% the S&P500.

S&T Bank increased J2 Global Inc (JCOM) stake by 4.31% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. S&T Bank acquired 5,391 shares as J2 Global Inc (JCOM)’s stock rose 4.01%. The S&T Bank holds 130,349 shares with $9.78M value, up from 124,958 last quarter. J2 Global Inc now has $4.26B valuation. The stock increased 1.76% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $86.73. About 166,069 shares traded. j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) has declined 7.68% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.23% the S&P500.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $2.81 million activity. 16,530 The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) shares with value of $446,327 were sold by HJELM CHRISTOPHER T. The insider DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH sold 40,000 shares worth $1.23 million. 11,000 shares were sold by Clark Robert W, worth $325,292 on Monday, January 22. Foley Todd A sold $92,844 worth of stock or 3,800 shares.

More notable recent The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Kroger CFO: Ocado will help grocer expand ‘in parts of the country where we aren’t today'” on May 23, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Kroger (KR) to Acquire Home Chef for $200 Upfront, $500M in Potential Earnouts” published on May 23, 2018, Fool.com published: “Kroger Finally Addresses Its Biggest Weakness” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Walmart: Furious Battle Pending In Grocery” published on May 23, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Kroger rival Amazon sweetens deal for Whole Foods’ Prime customers” with publication date: May 22, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Gofen And Glossberg Ltd Liability Il reported 9,888 shares stake. New York-based Laurion Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Benedict Advsr holds 21,501 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv has 808,380 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Crestpoint Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 10,600 shares. 1.80M are held by Minneapolis Port Management Ltd Com. Teacher Retirement Of Texas holds 969,046 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Barrett Asset Limited Com holds 0% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 300 shares. Eqis Capital reported 0.3% stake. First Fincl Corporation In has invested 0% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Aurora Inv Counsel holds 57,694 shares. Bokf Na holds 24,021 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Comerica Bancshares accumulated 0.04% or 221,133 shares. Us-based Ancora Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.06% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Amica Retiree Trust holds 11,665 shares.

Analysts await The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) to report earnings on June, 21. They expect $0.64 earnings per share, up 10.34% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.58 per share. KR’s profit will be $514.55 million for 9.60 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual earnings per share reported by The Kroger Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.59% EPS growth.

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 firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, December 14 by Piper Jaffray. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, March 7 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, December 1. As per Monday, June 12, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Hold” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, January 16. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, November 14. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $19 target in Monday, September 11 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, June 19 by Morgan Stanley. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of KR in report on Tuesday, August 15 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 12 insider sales for $6.49 million activity. $518,443 worth of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) was sold by KRETZMER W BRIAN. FAY SARAH ANN had bought 296 shares worth $24,904. $254,884 worth of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) was sold by Shah Vivek. $1.75M worth of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) was sold by TURICCHI R SCOTT on Monday, March 12. $254,318 worth of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) was sold by Dunn Steve P. on Wednesday, May 9. BECH DOUGLAS Y sold $877,143 worth of stock. ROSSEN JEREMY sold $80,631 worth of stock or 925 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering j2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. j2 Global had 13 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, December 18, the company rating was initiated by JMP Securities. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital given on Wednesday, August 5. The firm has “Positive” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Susquehanna. The stock of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, August 7. Robert W. Baird initiated j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) on Wednesday, August 31 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Robert W. Baird. Citigroup maintained j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) on Wednesday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 1 by Citigroup. FBR Capital maintained j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) on Wednesday, November 4 with “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, January 25.

More news for j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “j2 Global (JCOM) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 08, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “j2 Global to Participate at Six Conferences in May and June 2018” and published on May 03, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 27 investors sold JCOM shares while 85 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 45.83 million shares or 0.99% less from 46.29 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Aqr Cap Management Ltd accumulated 0.01% or 163,053 shares. Anderson Hoagland & Co holds 0.7% in j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) or 15,793 shares. Asset Mgmt owns 0.01% invested in j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) for 2,879 shares. Rhumbline Advisers owns 106,906 shares. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested in 15,900 shares or 0% of the stock. Parametric Portfolio Associates Ltd Liability Company invested in 144,749 shares. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 16,483 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Morgan Stanley reported 230,626 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Smithfield Trust invested 0% of its portfolio in j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM). Renaissance Grp Limited Liability Com owns 4,418 shares. 30,139 were accumulated by Ubs Asset Americas. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 0.01% or 17,400 shares. Brookstone Mngmt stated it has 0.03% in j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM). Penobscot Mngmt Comm owns 4,310 shares. Riggs Asset Managment Incorporated invested 0.01% in j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM).

S&T Bank decreased Huron Consulting Group Inc (NASDAQ:HURN) stake by 14,937 shares to 198,238 valued at $8.02M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Polaris Industries Inc (NYSE:PII) stake by 3,252 shares and now owns 98,633 shares. Fmc Corp (NYSE:FMC) was reduced too.

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