Choate Investment Advisors Has Cut By $307,700 Its Kroger Co (KR) Position, Eagle Asset Management Has Raised By $5.30 Million Its Wabco Holdings (WBC) Position

July 17, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Choate Investment Advisors decreased Kroger Co (KR) stake by 10.14% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Choate Investment Advisors sold 9,050 shares as Kroger Co (KR)’s stock declined 14.05%. The Choate Investment Advisors holds 80,210 shares with $2.77 million value, down from 89,260 last quarter. Kroger Co now has $20.74B valuation. The stock rose 0.04% or $0.01 reaching $23.02. About 3.73M shares traded. Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) has declined 16.08% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.78% the S&P500.

Eagle Asset Management Inc increased Wabco Holdings Inc (WBC) stake by 7.52% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Eagle Asset Management Inc acquired 50,003 shares as Wabco Holdings Inc (WBC)’s stock rose 2.31%. The Eagle Asset Management Inc holds 715,371 shares with $75.94 million value, up from 665,368 last quarter. Wabco Holdings Inc now has $6.98 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.04% or $0.05 reaching $129.1 on the news. About 113,506 shares traded. WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) has risen 17.28% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.58% the S&P500.

Eagle Asset Management Inc decreased Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) stake by 24,685 shares to 631,182 valued at $52.82 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Now Inc (NYSE:DNOW) stake by 294,337 shares and now owns 409,256 shares. Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) was reduced too.

Among 14 analysts covering WABCO Holdings (NYSE:WBC), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. WABCO Holdings had 33 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital initiated WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) rating on Friday, September 25. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $114 target. JP Morgan maintained WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) rating on Monday, August 15. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and $100 target. The stock of WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 23. The stock of WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) earned “Buy” rating by Seaport Global on Thursday, April 6. Goldman Sachs downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $105 target in Tuesday, June 28 report. The stock of WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Monday, March 14. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of WBC in report on Wednesday, October 12 with “Hold” rating. The stock of WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 24. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 6 by BMO Capital Markets. On Tuesday, June 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral”.

Since February 24, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 selling transactions for $409,102 activity. GROSS THOMAS bought 15 shares worth $1,751. Shares for $113,810 were sold by Rens Nick. $297,043 worth of stock was sold by Bardot Nicolas on Friday, March 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.03, from 0.97 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold WBC shares while 93 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 51.89 million shares or 0.87% less from 52.34 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Barclays Public Ltd Com owns 12,075 shares. Next Financial Group Inc invested in 130 shares. Strategic Global Lc stated it has 11,170 shares. Finemark National Bank & Trust Tru has invested 0.01% in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC). Washington Fincl Bank reported 7 shares stake. State Of Wisconsin Board invested in 0.09% or 203,508 shares. Principal Financial Grp holds 0% of its portfolio in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) for 10,125 shares. Panagora Asset reported 0.01% of its portfolio in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC). Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 31,033 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Findlay Park Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 1.34% or 1.03M shares. Invesco Ltd reported 587,308 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Timessquare Cap Lc accumulated 1.28M shares. First Manhattan Company reported 592,970 shares. First Mercantile Tru Company invested 0.02% of its portfolio in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC). New Jersey-based Harding Loevner Limited Partnership has invested 0.78% in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC).

Since March 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $1.90 million activity. Clark Robert W also sold $489,835 worth of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) on Tuesday, March 7. Another trade for 17,600 shares valued at $528,176 was made by DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH on Wednesday, May 10. Shares for $298,950 were sold by KROPF SUSAN J. The insider PHILLIPS SUSAN M sold $131,235. SARGENT RONALD sold $131,057 worth of stock. 11,000 shares were sold by Foley Todd A, worth $324,832.

Analysts await Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) to report earnings on September, 8 before the open. They expect $0.41 EPS, down 12.77% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.47 per share. KR’s profit will be $369.39M for 14.04 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.58 actual EPS reported by Kroger Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.31% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 76 investors sold KR shares while 273 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. 705.18 million shares or 1.32% more from 696.00 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Boston Advsrs Lc has invested 0.5% in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe) Ltd has invested 0.16% in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Curbstone Fincl Mgmt reported 0.19% stake. Moreover, Td Asset Incorporated has 0.02% invested in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) for 336,183 shares. Next Financial Grp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Calvert Inv holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) for 196,726 shares. Bnp Paribas Invest Sa stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Dreman Value Mngmt L L C stated it has 0.35% of its portfolio in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Ing Groep Nv holds 0.07% or 104,222 shares. Corbyn Inv Incorporated Md stated it has 2.98% in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). 328,234 were reported by Stock Yards Bank & Trust And Trust. Central Bancorp & owns 73,722 shares. Fincl holds 1,183 shares. Crossvault Mgmt Ltd Co invested 1.63% in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Estabrook Capital Mngmt accumulated 100 shares.

Among 31 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. Kroger had 73 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cleveland downgraded Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) on Tuesday, August 23 to “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, March 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Northcoast to “Neutral”. Hilliard Lyons upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 23 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, June 26. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 24. Pivotal Research maintained Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) rating on Friday, September 11. Pivotal Research has “Buy” rating and $46 target. As per Tuesday, May 3, the company rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson. The company was downgraded on Friday, June 16 by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 16 by BMO Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 17 report.

Choate Investment Advisors increased Ishares Core S&P Small (IJR) stake by 21,240 shares to 217,862 valued at $29.96 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Goldman Sachs Activebeta Em stake by 583,835 shares and now owns 2.79 million shares. Ishares Core Msci Emerging (IEMG) was raised too.

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