As Kroger Co (KR) Market Value Declined, Evanston Investments Dba Evanston Advisors Boosted Position by $679,900; Par Capital Management Increased Stamps Com (STMP) Holding by $27.88 Million

January 16, 2018 - By reb123z

Evanston Investments Inc Dba Evanston Advisors increased its stake in Kroger Co (KR) by 13.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Evanston Investments Inc Dba Evanston Advisors bought 33,995 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.05% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 289,607 shares of the food chains company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.81M, up from 255,612 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Evanston Investments Inc Dba Evanston Advisors who had been investing in Kroger Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.80 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $28.14. About 10.08 million shares traded. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 16.08% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.78% the S&P500.

Paul Reeder increased its stake in Stamps Com Inc (STMP) by 209.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Par Capital Management Inc bought 138,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.10% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Paul Reeder held 203,717 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $41.28M, up from 65,717 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Par Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Stamps Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.37B market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $192.8. About 662,158 shares traded or 51.34% up from the average. Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) has risen 54.88% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 94 investors sold KR shares while 232 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 688.12 million shares or 3.98% more from 661.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 92,444 shares. 250,286 are held by Baker Ellis Asset Mgmt Llc. Millennium Ltd Limited Liability Company has 6.05M shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Wealthfront has invested 0.01% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Evermay Wealth Management Lc owns 12,125 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Peapack Gladstone invested in 10,307 shares. James holds 0.01% or 16,020 shares. Swiss Bancorp has invested 0.08% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Bronson Point Management has invested 1.93% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). First In, Indiana-based fund reported 151 shares. Investec Asset Management Limited has invested 0.01% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Hutchin Hill Capital Limited Partnership holds 0.19% or 249,300 shares. Geode Management Limited Liability holds 9.78M shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Kepos Cap Lp holds 58,539 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Cornerstone reported 39,000 shares.

Among 34 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Kroger had 97 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 6 by Oppenheimer. On Monday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Monday, May 15. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, December 4. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 28 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) rating on Friday, December 1. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $28 target. Wells Fargo initiated The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Friday, December 18 with “Outperform” rating. Loop Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, May 25 report. Wells Fargo reinitiated The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) rating on Friday, June 16. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $2700 target.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $446,327 activity.

Par Capital Management Inc, which manages about $3.46B and $8.80B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (NYSE:WMB) by 1.05M shares to 2.34M shares, valued at $70.07 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mgm Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) by 982,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.96M shares, and cut its stake in Grubhub Inc (NYSE:GRUB).

Among 9 analysts covering Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Stamps.com had 25 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, December 1. The stock of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 9 by Singular Research. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Sidoti. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Friday, August 25. On Monday, November 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy” on Friday, July 28. Singular Research initiated Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) rating on Monday, October 19. Singular Research has “Buy” rating and $93 target. The stock of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) earned “Buy” rating by Singular Research on Monday, February 27. The stock of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) earned “Buy” rating by Northland Capital on Wednesday, October 11. Prescience Point initiated the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, July 14 report.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 25 selling transactions for $118.44 million activity. $178,860 worth of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) was sold by Khechfe Amine. Biswas Michael John sold $6.71 million worth of stock or 29,288 shares. 27,000 Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) shares with value of $5.64M were sold by JONES G BRADFORD. MILLER LLOYD I III sold $4.73M worth of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) on Thursday, September 7. 800 shares valued at $176,000 were sold by Clem John Roland on Tuesday, October 3. Shares for $13.41 million were sold by Carberry Jeffrey.

Investors sentiment is 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 26 investors sold STMP shares while 92 reduced holdings. only 60 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 16.25 million shares or 8.57% less from 17.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Shannon River Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 68,101 shares or 4.52% of its portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems reported 6,400 shares. Redwood Investments Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1.1% of its portfolio in Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP). Oz Management Ltd Partnership accumulated 10,200 shares. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 33 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Light Street Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 380,000 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Co New York holds 10,492 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 42,781 were accumulated by Dsam Partners (London). P2 Capital Ltd Com reported 440,000 shares. Trexquant Investment LP has 1,117 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Royal Bancorp Of Canada reported 11,699 shares. Advisory Svcs Networks Lc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP). Tiaa Cref Mngmt Lc reported 47,524 shares. Newbrook Cap Ltd Partnership owns 188,733 shares. Citadel Llc has 82,157 shares.

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