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Kroger

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Kroger put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Kroger with 13,926 puts trading, or 1.5x expected. Most active are Oct-17 21 puts and 10/13 weekly 21.5 calls, with total volume in those strikes near 11,600 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 2.37, while ATM IV is up over 2 points on the day. Earnings are expected on November 30th.

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KR Kroger
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Kroger upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Ajay Jain upgraded Kroger to Buy with an unchanged price target of $25. The supermarket owner closed yesterday up 28c to $21.34. Continued weakness in investor sentiment following Kroger's latest results presents a near-term buying opportunity, Jain tells investors in a research note. The analyst, while admitting it is difficult to call an absolutely bottom amid an increasingly competitive operating environment, says the stock's risk/reward is "finally improving."
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PIPR
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Kellogg downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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