Analysts See $0.41 EPS for Kroger Co (KR); Quaker Chemical (KWR) Sellers Increased By 6.18% Their Shorts

November 15, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) had an increase of 6.18% in short interest. KWR’s SI was 314,500 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 6.18% from 296,200 shares previously. With 49,800

avg volume, 6 days are for Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR)’s short sellers to cover KWR’s short positions. The SI to Quaker Chemical Corporation’s float is 2.45%. The stock decreased 0.77% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $155.89. About shares traded. Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) has risen 66.07% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.37% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) to report $0.41 EPS on November, 30 before the open.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.41 EPS. KR’s profit would be $364.75 million giving it 13.43 P/E if the $0.41 EPS is correct. After having $0.39 EPS previously, Kroger Co’s analysts see 5.13% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $22.02. About shares traded. Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) has declined 16.08% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.78% the S&P500.

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a range of industries, including steel, aluminum, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans and others. The company has market cap of $2.07 billion. The Company’s divisions include North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa , Asia/Pacific and South America. It has a 43.57 P/E ratio. It develops, produces, and markets a range of formulated chemical specialty products and offers chemical management services.

Since May 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $551,671 activity. $138,600 worth of Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) was sold by CALDWELL DONALD R on Friday, May 26. 3,000 shares valued at $413,071 were sold by BENOLIEL D JEFFRY on Monday, May 22.

Among 5 analysts covering Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Quaker Chemical Corp had 13 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wunderlich maintained Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) on Thursday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 19. Seaport Global upgraded Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) on Wednesday, January 13 to “Accumulate” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 15 report. The stock of Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Zacks. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global on Monday, May 2. Jefferies maintained the shares of KWR in report on Friday, April 7 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, February 16, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 16 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $153.0 target in Thursday, August 31 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.22, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 12 investors sold Quaker Chemical Corp shares while 50 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 10.93 million shares or 0.17% less from 10.95 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky owns 3,900 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Vanguard Group has invested 0.01% in Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR). Prudential owns 0.01% invested in Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) for 23,412 shares. Driehaus Capital Ltd Llc holds 16,488 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Ny State Teachers Retirement System owns 31,292 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag owns 16,169 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Pettee Investors reported 1,800 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York owns 0.01% invested in Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) for 8,591 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 57,496 shares. Parametric Port Assoc Ltd Liability Corporation holds 24,982 shares. Voya Invest Management Ltd holds 0% or 6,137 shares. Moreover, Sei Invs Com has 0% invested in Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR). Archford Cap Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0% in Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR). Retail Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR). Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.01% in Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR).

Since June 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $131,235 activity. The insider PHILLIPS SUSAN M sold 6,200 shares worth $131,235.

The Kroger Co. manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company has market cap of $19.59 billion. The Firm operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, jewelry stores and convenience stores throughout the United States. It has a 13.33 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.

Among 33 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Kroger had 92 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) on Thursday, June 8 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, August 29. The stock has “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, May 3. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, January 22. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of KR in report on Tuesday, July 26 to “Buy” rating. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, September 12 report. The rating was downgraded by Telsey Advisory Group to “Market Perform” on Friday, June 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) on Friday, October 13 with “Outperform” rating. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $46 target in Friday, December 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, June 6.

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