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KR

Kroger

$23.79

0.31 (1.32%)

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Bearish option flow in Kroger as in the money puts are bought

Bearish option flow in Kroger as in the money puts are bought. The stock up 30c to $23.78 and Jul 25 puts trade across the exchanges from $2.44 to 2.55 per contract. 11.5K trade total at VWAP of $2.50 ($2.88M in premium) against 7.1K open interest. The strike is 5% above spot and hedges one earnings report in mid-June.

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KR Kroger
$23.79

0.31 (1.32%)

03/12/18
BMOC
03/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $27
BMOC
Market Perform
Kroger price target lowered to $27 from $31 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Kelly Bania lowered her price target on Kroger to $27, citing the company's weaker Q4 gross margins amid a more constructive overall retail environment in the quarter. Bania adds that incremental investments by the company are small and "primarily pulled forward", which offsets the positive impact of tax changes. The analyst keeps her Market Perform rating on Kroger, noting that the stock remains faced with a "risk of heightened volatility and weak earnings during this investment phase".
03/12/18
JEFF
03/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $31
JEFF
Buy
Kroger 10% selloff last week overdone, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Christopher Mandeville views the 10% selloff last week in shares of Kroger as overdone. The company is making the right moves by pulling forward Restock investment post tax reform to better position it for long-term success, Mandeville tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees an attractive risk/reward for Kroger shares and keeps a Buy rating on the name. He trimmed his price target for the stock to $31 from $33.
03/26/18
LOOP
03/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $25
LOOP
Hold
Kroger merger with Target 'could make sense', says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf speculates that while "unlikely" in the near term, a merger between Kroger (KR) and Target (TGT) could make sense. Wolf notes that Kroger has been looking at digital commerce acquisitions and partnerships to maximize its delivery and merchandise, while Target has been an underperformer in the grocery segment. The analyst keeps his Hold rating and $25 price target on Kroger, but adds that its multiple could expand "modestly" as its comps improve this year.
04/09/18
RHCO
04/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
RHCO
Buy
Central Garden & Pet price target raised to $50 from $45 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst William Chappell raised his price target on Central Garden & Pet (CENT) to $50, saying the company is "better positioned in the pet and garden segments than it has ever been". Chappell attributes his expectations of strong business momentum for the next few years to the margin expansion trends from the operating initiatives taken by the new management, the company's increasing focus on private label distribution growth, the expansion into Live Pets segment, and February's launch of a partnership with Kroger (KR). The analyst keeps his Buy rating on Central Garden & Pet.

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