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KR

Kroger

$23.37

-0.075 (-0.32%)

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Kroger calls seeing early interest

Kroger calls seeing early interest. The stock flat at $23.44 and 1.4K expiring Aug 11th 23.5 calls changed hands. Small lots of Aug 24, Aug 23.5, and Oct 29 calls also traded. Total volume 6.6K calls and 290 puts. Bullish option flow in Kroger appears to be in reaction to M&A chatter. Costco (COST) mentioned as the possible suitor.

KR Kroger
$23.37

-0.075 (-0.32%)

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LEHM
06/23/17
NO CHANGE
Target $48
LEHM
Overweight
Competing Whole Foods bid of $50 or higher 'not unrealistic,' says Barclays
Barclays analyst Karen Short said a potential strategic bidders for Whole Foods (WFM) can "rationally outbid" Amazon (AMZN) based on the roughly $750M in synergies she estimates for a buyer such as Kroger (KR) or Wal-Mart (WMT). For Kroger, she estimates that a 100% debt-financed bid at $50 could be about 6% accretive, and a Whole Foods bid up to $60 would still be accretive. For Wal-Mart, a 100% debt-financed bid at $50 could be about 2% accretive, though a could still be accretive bid up to $70 per share, she tells investors. Whole Foods was not "shopped," based on public documents, and the math indicates a superior, competing bid is "feasible," said Short, who also notes that Amazon could then outbid any other offer. Short has an Overweight rating and $48 price target on Whole Foods shares.
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06/26/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $20
PIVT
Sell
SpartanNash downgraded to Sell from Hold at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Ajay Jain downgraded SpartanNash (SPTN) to Sell and cut his price target for the shares to $20 from $35. Setbacks at the company's Military Distribution Segment suggest revenue trends for the military commissary business are unlikely to stabilize soon, Jain tells investors in a research note. He believes the stock's valuation premium to Kroger (KR) and Supervalu (SVU) is not warranted.
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Kroger sales likely above Q2 consensus expectatoins, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research analyst Scott Bender said checks indicate Kroger's sales trends improved Q2-to-date versus Q1 driven by reduced fresh food deflation and aggressive promotions increasing tonnage performance. The analyst is forecasting Q2 earnings of 40c, versus consensus of 39c, and maintains a Neutral rating.
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INITIATION
SPHN
Underweight
Kroger initiated with an Underweight at Stephens

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