Holder Centurylink Investment Management Company Has Increased Kroger Co (KR) Stake; As Robert Half Int’l (RHI) Stock Value Declined, Holder Dudley & Shanley Cut by $1.59 Million Its Position

November 14, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Dudley & Shanley Llc decreased its stake in Robert Half Int’l (RHI) by 6.85% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dudley & Shanley Llc sold 33,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.90% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 460,800 shares of the professional services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $22.09M, down from 494,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dudley & Shanley Llc who had been investing in Robert Half Int’l for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.75B market cap company. The stock declined 0.02% or $0.01 reaching $53.53 per share. About 426,483 shares traded. Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has risen 17.82% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.12% the S&P500.

Centurylink Investment Management Company increased its stake in Kroger Co (KR) by 349.1% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Centurylink Investment Management Company bought 19,061 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.05% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 24,521 shares of the food chains company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $572,000, up from 5,460 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Centurylink Investment Management Company who had been investing in Kroger Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.58B market cap company. The stock declined 0.59% or $0.13 reaching $22.01 on the news. About 7.95 million shares traded. Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) has declined 16.08% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.78% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Robert Half International had 31 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura maintained Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) rating on Wednesday, October 25. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $60 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Tuesday, March 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) on Wednesday, February 3 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 25 with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, August 26 by Macquarie Research. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 24 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, July 27 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 13 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 1 by Robert W. Baird.

More important recent Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Robert Half Announces Quarterly Dividend” on October 31, 2017, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Robert Half (RHI) Q3 Earnings Likely to Decline: Here’s Why”, Fool.com published: “Robert Half International third-quarter earnings: The raw numbers” on October 25, 2017. More interesting news about Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Soft Protiviti Revenues Hurt Robert Half’s (RHI) Q3 Earnings” with publication date: October 25, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 30 investors sold RHI shares while 154 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 102.49 million shares or 4.12% less from 106.90 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Creative Planning has 0% invested in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI). Blackrock Incorporated has 9.77 million shares. Sterling Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 1.46M shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems invested in 196,916 shares. Clark Estates has 70,000 shares for 0.58% of their portfolio. Ls Advisors Limited Com holds 8,245 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Moreover, Martingale Asset Management LP has 0.01% invested in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) for 12,284 shares. Chevy Chase Hldgs Incorporated accumulated 109,565 shares. Globeflex LP holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) for 4,102 shares. Pggm holds 711,030 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has 658,304 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Gsa Capital Llp accumulated 23,899 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Company holds 50,887 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Oakworth Cap holds 0.04% or 2,801 shares in its portfolio. Broadview Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.68% in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI).

Analysts await Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.63 EPS, up 3.28% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.61 per share. RHI’s profit will be $79.44M for 21.24 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by Robert Half International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.35% negative EPS growth.

Dudley & Shanley Llc, which manages about $615.98 million and $485.38M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) by 24,000 shares to 544,900 shares, valued at $21.36M in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

More notable recent Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “4 Things Kroger Co Management Wants You to Know” on October 29, 2017, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “See where Kroger ranks in use of toxic chemicals among major retailers” published on November 14, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Kroger: Is It A Must Buy?” on November 09, 2017. More interesting news about Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Kroger plans $19M plant” published on November 13, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Fundamental And Technical Reasons To Consider Kroger” with publication date: October 31, 2017.

Centurylink Investment Management Company, which manages about $18.36B and $296.27 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ingredion Inc (NYSE:INGR) by 4,515 shares to 8,242 shares, valued at $983,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Deere & Co (NYSE:DE) by 5,609 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,255 shares, and cut its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C).

Among 33 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Kroger had 91 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Wednesday, December 14. The stock of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Northcoast. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of KR in report on Wednesday, June 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by BMO Capital Markets. On Monday, June 12 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Tuesday, May 3. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The company was reinitiated on Friday, November 3 by Wells Fargo. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, June 15 to “Peer Perform”. Pivotal Research downgraded Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) on Friday, December 2 to “Hold” rating.

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