Read Before Bet on The Kroger Co. (KR) and The Western Union Company (WU)

SCHLOTMAN J MICHAEL, Executive Vice President, sold 20,546 shares of the The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) in an exchange that happened on December 18th, 2018. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.86 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $592,999. The sale was made public in a document filed with the SEC. Additionally, Executive VP and COO DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH sold 27,400 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place on December 13th, 2018. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.60 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $811,040. After the transaction, the Executive VP and COO DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH currently holds 287,726 shares of the company’s stock, which is worth approximately $7883692.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -16.31% away from its 1-year high and 19.91% higher than its 1-year low price. In the past seven days, the stock price volatility for The Kroger Co. was 3.52%, whereas its volatility in the past 30 days has been 3.00%. This public company’s stock also has a beta score of 0.78. When the beta value is less/more than 1, it can imply that the stock is less/more volatile than the wider stock market – a metric that traders will surely be keeping tabs on.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) most recently published its quarterly earnings results. The firm posted $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05. The publicly-traded organization reported revenue of $27,672.00 million for the quarter, compared to the average analyst forecast calling for $27,655.10 million, which was surpassing the analyst consensus estimate.

Shares of The Kroger Co. (KR) plunged -1.01%, amounting to a loss of -$0.28 per share, to finish the regular trading session at $27.40 on Friday 12/21/2018. After beginning the session at $27.57, shares of The Kroger Co. reached as high as $28.57 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $27.37. Trade volume reached 10,962,374 shares against this stock’s average daily volume of 8.31M shares, with a total float of 791.55M. As a consequence of the price decrease, The Kroger Co. now has a current market value of 22.00B.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) subtracted -1.17% to its trading price by the close of the most recent session, dropping from its previous closing price of $17.03 to $16.83. This stock decreased in value by -7.43% during the last 7-day period, and experienced a loss of -9.61% over the past 30-day period. In the past three months, this stock’s price lost by -11.56% , and subtracted -20.39% to its price during the last six months of trading. WU demonstrated a yearly price loss of -13.56% , while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance has been down -11.47% . This stock’s price changed by +0.60% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -13.16% comparing to its 90-day high price.

Have a quick look on short, medium and long-term indicators. According to the Composite Indicator, Trendspotter rated the WU stock as “Sell”. In the short-term, The Western Union Company (WU) has a 20-day average volume of 5,506,360 shares and short-term indicators sets the WU stock as “ 100% Sell ” on average basis. In the medium-term, WU stock has a 50-Day average volume of 5,515,520 shares and medium-term indicators gave the average rating of “ 100% Sell ”, while in the long-term period the FB stock has a 100-Day average volume of 5,318,666 shares. On average, long-term indicators rated the stock as “100% Sell ”. The overall picture from all short, medium and long-term indicators sets the WU stock as “100% Sell ” on average basis.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on WU. Keefe Bruyette, for example, Initiated its rating on shares of The Western Union Company to a “Mkt Perform”according to a research note from Friday December 7th, 2018. while giving the stock a “ Market Perform” from “Outperform ” rating, as stated in a research report from Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Susquehanna, on the other hand, Upgrade a from “Negative ” to “ Neutral” rating on this stock in a research note dated Monday, January 8th, 2018.

In other news related to The Western Union Company stock, 0.00% shares of WU held by institutions. The total number of institutions who held the WU shares was 810, according to most recent SEC filling. During the past quarter, total 488,620,748 shares held by institutions with the net change of -10,886,030 shares. In the meantime, 58 new institutions bought the shares of The Western Union Company for the first time and 57 institutions sold all their holdings in the company’s common stock. 311 institutions increased their investment in the WU stock and 315 institutions decreased their investment in the The Western Union Company (WU)’s stock during the last quarter.