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KR

Kroger

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Vote of confidence in Kroger after last week's sell off

Vote of confidence in Kroger after last week's sell off. The stock up 33c to $22.62 Monday and 9.9K Jul 20 puts sold at 10c per contract, to open, untied. The put write comes after a rough week for shareholders. The stock suffered back to back losses Thursday and Friday after the company issued guidance and after Whole Foods (WFM) agreed to be acquired by Amazon (AMZN). Shares at 52-week lows and 30-day implied volatility in KR at 52-week highs in the wake of the events.

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KR Kroger
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Costco (COST) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Paul Trussell saying positive pipeline catalysts have played out while competition is intensifying with Amazon.com (AMZN) and Wal-Mart (WMT) accelerating in-store and online efforts. The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to $172 from $187. 2. Kroger (KR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Vincent Sinisi saying there is increased structural margin risk within the Food Retail sector following Amazon's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) and said stocks are now appropriately pricing in flat medium-term growth. 3. Wayfair (W) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim with analyst Tom Forte saying he views the current share price as fully reflecting its revenue growth opportunity over the next three years and his expectation that the company can meet the top-end of its long-term adjusted EBITDA margin target of 8%-10%. 4. Travelers (TRV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst Jay Cohen citing valuation. 5. TripAdvisor (TRIP) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Paul Bieber citing raised expectations for TV ad spending in 2018 paired with uncertainty regarding the return on TV advertising investment given the crowded ad market for online travel. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Kroger price target lowered to $30 from $40 at Argus
Argus analyst Chris Graja cut his price target on Kroger after the company reported a decline in identical supermarket sales and Amazon (AMZN) bought Whole Foods (WFM). However, the analyst says that the company is "winning more customers and increasing the number of loyal customers," while it has committed to cutting costs and the sales of its organic brand are increasing rapidly. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
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Kroger could acquire Ahold, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Bruno Monteyne says that consolidation could pick up in the U.S. food grocery market in the wake of the Whole Foods deal. The analyst thinks that Kroger (KR) could buy Ahold's U.S. business, which includes the Food Lion and Stop & Shop brands. He says that the deal could create $1.2B in synergies, while Ahold's low leverage could facilitate the deal.
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Food retailers, distributors weakness overdone, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Bill Kirk says that the weakness in food retailers and distributors in reaction to Amazon's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) was overdone. The analyst says he doesn't expect Amazon to "drastically change" the prices in Whole Foods' physical stores. Instead, he expects it to exploit the company's brand through Prime and its "high-population density real estate." Other food retailers include Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) and Kroger (KR), while Smart & Final Stores (SFS) and Supervalu (SVU) are food distributors.

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