Peel Hunt Reiterates Faroe Petroleum PLC (LON:FPM) As “Buy”; Has Price Objective Of GBX 125.00; Kroger Co Has 0.88 Sentiment

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $24.65 billion. It also makes and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It has a 16.6 P/E ratio. The firm operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores.

Stock analysts at Peel Hunt have GBX 125.00 price target on Faroe Petroleum PLC (LON:FPM). Peel Hunt’s price target gives a potential upside of 15.74% from the company’s last price. The rating was revealed in a research report on Monday, 8 January.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $446,327 activity.

The stock increased 2.38% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $27.97. About 12.32 million shares traded. The Kroger Co. (KR) has declined 16.08% since January 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.78% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 20% of Kroger’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Kroger, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $33.0 while the high is $40.0. The stock’s average target of $35.80 is 27.99% above today’s ($27.97) share price. KR was included in 5 notes of analysts from September 7, 2016. As per Monday, September 12, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory. Pivotal Research downgraded The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) on Friday, December 2 to “Hold” rating. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 23. Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, December 14 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, September 7 by RBC Capital Markets.

Kopernik Global Investors Llc holds 4.75% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. for 1.13 million shares. Westend Advisors Llc owns 2.11 million shares or 3.72% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Harber Asset Management Llc has 3.09% invested in the company for 419,398 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Coho Partners Ltd. has invested 3.05% in the stock. Waterstone Capital Management L.P., a Minnesota-based fund reported 225,000 shares.

Analysts await The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $0.60 EPS, up 13.21% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.53 per share. KR’s profit will be $528.82M for 11.65 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual EPS reported by The Kroger Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.36% EPS growth.

Among 13 analysts covering Faroe Petroleum (LON:FPM), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Faroe Petroleum has GBX 142 highest and GBX 58 lowest target. GBX 106.18’s average target is 0.17% above currents GBX 106 stock price. Faroe Petroleum had 116 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 24 by Peel Hunt. The company was maintained on Friday, December 18 by Beaufort Securities. As per Monday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. The rating was maintained by GMP Securities on Wednesday, March 15 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained Faroe Petroleum plc (LON:FPM) on Monday, February 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 17. The stock has “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, February 2. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Faroe Petroleum plc (LON:FPM) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 18 by Peel Hunt. Barclays Capital maintained Faroe Petroleum plc (LON:FPM) on Wednesday, March 30 with “Equal Weight” rating.

Faroe Petroleum plc, an independent gas and oil company, engages in the exploration, appraisal, development, and production of gas and oil fields in Northwest Europe. The company has market cap of 388.64 million GBP. It has interests in the Schooner and Ketch gas fields, and the Blane oil field in the United Kingdom; and the Brage, Ringhorne East, Ula, Tambar, Oselvar, and Trym fields in Norway. It currently has negative earnings. As of January 1, 2017, it had proven and probable reserves of 81.3 million barrels of oil equivalent.

The stock decreased 0.93% or GBX 1 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 106. About 90,622 shares traded. Faroe Petroleum plc (LON:FPM) has 0.00% since January 9, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.