The Kroger Co (KR) Gets Goldman Sachs Lower Rating; Party City Holdco (PRTY) Covered By 3 Bullish Analysts Last Week

June 19, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Among 29 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Kroger has $48 highest and $25 lowest target. $38.69’s average target is 73.58% above currents $22.29 stock price. Kroger had 57 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, September 3 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. Hilliard Lyons upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Northcoast given on Monday, December 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Vetr. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 14 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by BMO Capital Markets. On Monday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of KR in report on Friday, December 4 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Credit Suisse maintained Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) on Friday, January 22 with “Neutral” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of KR in report on Thursday, September 17 with “Buy” rating.

Among 7 analysts covering Party City Holdco Inc (NYSE:PRTY), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Party City Holdco Inc had 13 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Friday, December 11. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 19 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Friday, November 13 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 26 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, August 5. The stock of Party City Holdco Inc (NYSE:PRTY) earned “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday, May 12. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 13 by Telsey Advisory Group. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $15 target in Friday, March 11 report. See Party City Holdco Inc (NYSE:PRTY) latest ratings:

The stock decreased 3.16% or $0.5 on June 16, reaching $15.3. About shares traded. Party City Holdco Inc (NYSE:PRTY) has risen 24.80% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.10% the S&P500.

Party City Holdco Inc. is a holding firm with no operating assets or operations. The company has market cap of $1.77 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned PC Nextco Holdings, LLC , which owned PC Intermediate Holdings, Inc. (PC Intermediate). It has a 16.29 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, PC Intermediate owned Party City Holdings Inc. (PCHI).

The Kroger Co. manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company has market cap of $18.46 billion. The Firm operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, jewelry stores and convenience stores throughout the United States. It has a 13.43 P/E ratio. As of January 28, 2017, it had operated approximately 4,000 owned or leased supermarkets, convenience stores, fine jewelry stores, distribution warehouses and food production plants through divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.01, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 76 investors sold Kroger Co shares while 273 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. 705.18 million shares or 1.32% more from 696.00 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co New York owns 515,696 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Synovus Fin Corporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc owns 67,323 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Chicago Equity Prtn Ltd Com has 0.06% invested in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) for 63,335 shares. Utah Retirement has invested 0.15% in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Piedmont Investment Advsr Ltd Liability Com accumulated 200,006 shares or 0% of the stock. Pggm Invests has 0.16% invested in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Fdx Advsr owns 80,078 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag has invested 0.06% in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Arizona State Retirement System invested in 0.12% or 233,420 shares. Tompkins Fincl has 550 shares. Moreover, Goldman Sachs Gp has 0.04% invested in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR). Menta Cap accumulated 60,000 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Co, a Minnesota-based fund reported 44,370 shares. Exxonmobil Inv Mgmt Tx reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR).

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