EPS for The Kroger Co. (KR) Expected At $0.64; Suntrust Banks Decreased By $3.17 Million Its Wsfs Finl (WSFS) Position

June 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Suntrust Banks Inc decreased Wsfs Finl Corp (WSFS) stake by 88.12% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Suntrust Banks Inc sold 67,500 shares as Wsfs Finl Corp (WSFS)’s stock rose 6.57%. The Suntrust Banks Inc holds 9,102 shares with $435,000 value, down from 76,602 last quarter. Wsfs Finl Corp now has $1.75 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $55.4. About 139,169 shares traded or 66.53% up from the average. WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) has risen 19.48% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.91% the S&P500. Some Historical WSFS News: ; 07/05/2018 – WSFS Financial: Peggy Eddens’ Role Expands to Exec VP, Chief Associate and Customer Experience Officer; 29/05/2018 – Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for WSFS Financial, Universal Electronics, Quanex Building Products, Envestnet; 23/04/2018 – WSFS Financial 1Q Rev $105.2; 23/04/2018 – WSFS Financial 1Q Net $37.4M; 23/04/2018 – WSFS Financial Boosts Di; 23/04/2018 – WSFS Financial Raises Dividend to 11c Vs. 9c; 03/05/2018 – WSFS Financial Presenting at Conference May 9; 21/04/2018 – DJ WSFS Financial Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (WSFS); 05/04/2018 WSFS Financial Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/04/2018 – WSFS Financial 1Q EPS $1.16

Analysts expect The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) to report $0.64 EPS on June, 21 before the open.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 10.34% from last quarter’s $0.58 EPS. KR’s profit would be $514.56M giving it 10.15 P/E if the $0.64 EPS is correct. After having $0.63 EPS previously, The Kroger Co.’s analysts see 1.59% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $25.99. About 10.29M shares traded or 0.00% up from the average. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 15.83% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.40% the S&P500. Some Historical KR News: ; 03/05/2018 – Kroger Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 20/04/2018 – Kroger Announces $1.2 B Accelerated Shr Repurchase Program; 24/05/2018 – lmagination TV Inc. Announces Sponsors for the First Ever “Music Bash at Taste of Cincinnatiā„¢” Sunday, May 27, 2018; 20/04/2018 – Kroger: Transition Services Pact With EG Group Won’t Have Material Effect on 2018 Results; 23/03/2018 – Supermarket News: No truth to Kroger-Target merger talks; 15/03/2018 – Aim Exploration (AEXE) and US Highland, Inc. Raised $32M Investment From Kroger; 08/03/2018 – Kroger 4Q Gross Margin 21.9%; 16/04/2018 – Kroger is introducing a program to support continuing education for all part-time and full-time associates following six months of employment; 08/03/2018 – KROGER CO – 2018 NET EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE GROWTH GUIDANCE OF $1.95 TO $2.15; 04/04/2018 – The Kroger Co. Announces Second Kitchen 1883 Restaurant

More recent WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Photo Release — WSFS Bank Announces a New Commercial Real Estate Leadership Team” on June 11, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “WSFS’ Above Average Earnings and Revenue from Stable and Diversified Noninterest Sources Noted in A- Senior …” on June 04, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for WSFS Financial, Universal Electronics, Quanex Building …” with publication date: May 29, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.07, from 1 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 15 investors sold WSFS shares while 41 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 23.05 million shares or 1.61% more from 22.69 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 192,003 were accumulated by Jennison Associates Lc. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 44,011 shares. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag holds 0% in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) or 88,851 shares. Skyline Asset Mgmt LP has invested 1.5% in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). 6,300 are held by Art Advisors Ltd Liability. Nuveen Asset Ltd holds 0.19% or 605,987 shares in its portfolio. Citigroup invested 0% of its portfolio in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). Federated Invsts Pa stated it has 206,586 shares. Qs Investors Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). Wells Fargo & Company Mn, a California-based fund reported 68,216 shares. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% of its portfolio in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) for 344 shares. The Maryland-based Brown Advisory Secs Ltd Liability has invested 0.04% in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). 94,395 are held by Stifel. Alphaone Investment Ltd Company has invested 1.39% in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). Wellington Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership owns 513,078 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

Among 6 analysts covering WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. WSFS Financial has $5800 highest and $29 lowest target. $51.67’s average target is -6.73% below currents $55.4 stock price. WSFS Financial had 15 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Merion Capital with “Neutral” on Friday, January 26. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $50.0 target in Tuesday, October 24 report. The rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood on Wednesday, February 28 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 28 by Boenning & Scattergood. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 25 by Stephens. The stock of WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood with “Buy” on Tuesday, April 24. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy”.

Suntrust Banks Inc increased Manpowergroup Inc (NYSE:MAN) stake by 5,336 shares to 23,591 valued at $2.72 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Prudential Finl Inc (NYSE:PRU) stake by 7,902 shares and now owns 52,746 shares. Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) was raised too.

Analysts await WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.81 EPS, up 28.57% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.63 per share. WSFS’s profit will be $25.54M for 17.10 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual EPS reported by WSFS Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.58% EPS growth.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 selling transactions for $8.89 million activity. 1,050 shares valued at $55,125 were sold by TURNER MARK A on Wednesday, May 23. $519,572 worth of stock was sold by Geraghty Paul D on Monday, March 12. The insider WRIGHT RICHARD sold 2,681 shares worth $137,884. 1,534 shares were sold by MAZARAKIS S JAMES, worth $79,216 on Wednesday, April 25. KEARNEY THOMAS W also sold $63,677 worth of WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) on Thursday, March 8. Shares for $102,750 were sold by Ward Patrick Joseph on Friday, May 4.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 83 investors sold The Kroger Co. shares while 232 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 199 raised stakes. 632.13 million shares or 0.63% less from 636.15 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Jacobs Levy Equity Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 29,300 shares. Field And Main Financial Bank reported 12,075 shares. Stephens Ar has 0.1% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 108,148 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 0.03% or 1.29M shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv invested 0% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). 7.21 million were reported by Prudential Financial. 24,060 were reported by Diligent Invsts Lc. Royal National Bank Of Canada invested in 0.01% or 1.37M shares. Chevy Chase Tru invested in 745,205 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Park Natl Oh holds 38,738 shares. Tradewinds Capital Management invested in 0.06% or 5,849 shares. Greenleaf holds 0.01% or 16,383 shares in its portfolio. 344 are held by Tru Company Of Vermont. 264,210 were accumulated by Fisher Asset Ltd Liability Corporation. Baker Ellis Asset Management Ltd Co holds 1.56% or 248,389 shares in its portfolio.

Among 37 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 49% are positive. Kroger has $48 highest and $19.0 lowest target. $31.44’s average target is 20.97% above currents $25.99 stock price. Kroger had 112 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Friday, December 18. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, May 3 by Suntrust Robinson. Northcoast downgraded the shares of KR in report on Tuesday, March 7 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, December 4. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Tuesday, September 12. Jefferies maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Monday, July 24 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, September 11. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, March 12 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, July 26. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by S&P Research on Monday, September 14.

More recent The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Kroger: Investment Drive Should Fuel Profits” on May 31, 2018. Also 247Wallst.com published the news titled: “Worried About Tariffs? 4 Stocks to Buy That Do Almost 100% US Business” on June 19, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Kroger Helps Customers Prepare for Hurricane Season” with publication date: June 19, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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