Waratah Capital Advisors LTD Has Cut Apple (AAPL) Stake By $3.24 Million; Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Has Trimmed By $460,000 Its Kroger Co (Call) (KR) Stake

June 19, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 43.94% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd sold 19,410 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 5.37%. The Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd holds 24,759 shares with $4.15M value, down from 44,169 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $912.69 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.62% or $3.05 during the last trading session, reaching $185.69. About 29.26 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 22.56% since June 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.99% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: ; 04/04/2018 – Apple reportedly working on an iPhone with a curved screen and touchless gesture control; 08/05/2018 – Here’s everything Buffett has said about Apple over the years; 28/04/2018 – Apple’s Big Payday Will Only Go So Far — Heard on the Street; 17/04/2018 – Apple has an iPhone design problem it’s getting harder to solve; 05/04/2018 – Apple CEO Tim Cook To Be Deposed In Qualcomm Lawsuit — MarketWatch; 10/05/2018 – Apple abandons €850m data centre project in Ireland; 24/03/2018 – Christian Post: iPhone X 2018 Release Date, Rumors: Apple to Reportedly Begin Trial Production Early, Plans to Scrap LCD; 10/05/2018 – Apple and Goldman Sachs are planning an Apple Pay-branded credit card to be introduced as early as next year; 01/05/2018 – Apple’s massive cash pile shrank by $17.9B to $267.2B last quarter; 10/05/2018 – Apple hits record high amid lengthy winning streak

Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp decreased Kroger Co (Call) (KR) stake by 21.05% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp sold 20,000 shares as Kroger Co (Call) (KR)’s stock declined 11.63%. The Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp holds 75,000 shares with $1.80 million value, down from 95,000 last quarter. Kroger Co (Call) now has $20.90 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $25.99. About 10.05M shares traded. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 15.83% since June 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.40% the S&P500. Some Historical KR News: ; 15/03/2018 – Kroger Board Of Directors Approves $1 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization, Declares Quarterly Dividend; 15/03/2018 – Kroger Declares Regular 12.5c Di; 23/03/2018 – Nareit: Sources: Kroger, Target in ongoing merger talks -; 09/05/2018 – Kroger Short-Interest Ratio Rises 42% to 7 Days; 15/03/2018 – KROGER CO – BOARD OF DIRECTORS TODAY DECLARED A QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF 12.5 CENTS PER SHARE; 08/03/2018 – KROGER CO – EXPECTS CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, EXCLUDING MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND PURCHASES OF LEASED FACILITIES, TO BE APPROXIMATELY $3.0 BILLION IN 2018; 23/03/2018 – TGT: Target, Kroger discussing potential merger, Fast Company re; 23/03/2018 – Supermarket News: No truth to Kroger-Target merger talks; 23/03/2018 – Clay Eltzroth: #BREAKING: Now @CNBC is saying there’s ‘no truth’ to the Target-Kroger merger report, according to source…; 08/03/2018 – Kroger 4Q Net $854M

Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp increased Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) stake by 7,159 shares to 18,000 valued at $4.84 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Pan American Silver Corp (NASDAQ:PAAS) stake by 78,214 shares and now owns 232,264 shares. Social Cap Hedosophia Hldgs was raised too.

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. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by UBS. On Friday, June 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, May 3. Wells Fargo maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Monday, June 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, December 2 by Pivotal Research. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, December 1. The firm has “Neutral” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, May 3. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, September 3. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of KR in report on Friday, March 9 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Monday, September 12.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $2.36 million activity. The insider Clark Robert W sold $325,292. Foley Todd A also sold $471,200 worth of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Tuesday, January 30. $1.23M worth of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) was sold by DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH on Monday, January 29. Shares for $245,120 were sold by HJELM CHRISTOPHER T.

Analysts await The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) to report earnings on June, 21 before the open. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 10.34% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.58 per share. KR’s profit will be $514.56 million for 10.15 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by The Kroger Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.59% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 83 investors sold KR 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. Artisan Ptnrs Limited Partnership reported 6.33 million shares. M&R Capital owns 387 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Amica Mutual Insur has 0.23% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 77,574 shares. The New Jersey-based Private Advisor Grp Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh holds 133,962 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Proshare Llc stated it has 200,865 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. King Luther Capital Management accumulated 36,400 shares. Norinchukin Bancorporation The invested 0.03% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Fjarde Ap stated it has 0.09% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt invested in 78,865 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Tyvor Cap owns 695,092 shares for 3.29% of their portfolio. Majedie Asset Management Ltd holds 0.18% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 84,742 shares. Amp Cap Investors Ltd invested in 0.05% or 345,407 shares. Trust Of Vermont holds 0% or 344 shares in its portfolio. Shell Asset Mngmt Co reported 0.04% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR).

More notable recent The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Worried About Tariffs? 4 Stocks to Buy That Do Almost 100% US Business” on June 19, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Kroger Helps Customers Prepare for Hurricane Season” published on June 19, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Kroger (KR) PT Raised to $27 at Loop Capital” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kroger: Investment Drive Should Fuel Profits” published on May 31, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Kroger Technology Named to Computerworld’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT” with publication date: June 18, 2018.

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 421 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, May 2, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, February 2. Citigroup maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, September 30 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 25 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, August 31. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 27 by CLSA. On Monday, October 9 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 17 by Zacks. J.P. Morgan maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 13 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Monday, January 11.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.04, from 0.73 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 69 investors sold AAPL shares while 1039 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 2.86 billion shares or 3.74% less from 2.98 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas stated it has 2.68% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Crestwood Gp Limited Liability Corporation holds 251,593 shares or 3.31% of its portfolio. First Commonwealth Fincl Pa holds 42,643 shares. Marsico Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 5.33% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 844,933 shares. Marshall And Sullivan Wa has 0.4% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 2,949 shares. Massachusetts-based Aureus Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc has invested 2.48% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Pennsylvania Trust accumulated 2.27% or 290,407 shares. Signature Financial Incorporated owns 0.39% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 11,238 shares. Brown Cap Management Ltd holds 0.05% or 26,782 shares. Heritage Wealth owns 21,964 shares. Oakbrook Invests Ltd Liability Co holds 3.54% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 339,873 shares. Scharf Limited Liability Com has invested 2.34% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Griffin Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 2.55% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 83,349 shares. Driehaus Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 5,979 shares. Winslow Cap Mngmt Ltd holds 0% or 539 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $2.19 earnings per share, up 31.14% or $0.52 from last year’s $1.67 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $10.76 billion for 21.20 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.73 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.78% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “My #1 Stock In The World: Apple” on June 19, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Apple: Conservative Price Target Of $240 (Mark Hibben)” published on June 18, 2018, Livetradingnews.com published: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Ramping up Content Deals” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “When FAANGs Sink Their Teeth Into You” published on June 18, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Friday Apple Rumors: Leak May Reveal 2018 iPhone Display Sizes” with publication date: June 15, 2018.

Since January 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 sales for $51.10 million activity. 15,641 shares were sold by Riccio Daniel J., worth $2.73M on Friday, January 5. Maestri Luca had sold 39,122 shares worth $6.83M on Thursday, April 12. On Wednesday, May 9 the insider LEVINSON ARTHUR D sold $6.51M. Srouji Johny sold $2.81 million worth of stock. On Thursday, May 3 AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $6.75 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 38,228 shares. 4,867 shares were sold by KONDO CHRIS, worth $910,129. WILLIAMS JEFFREY E also sold $2.90 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, May 8.

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