Kroger: Exec Insider and Fund Stock Sales in Quarterly Filing

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently decreased stock shares of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR).

SEC data indicate these insiders have sold The Kroger Co.’s stock since 06/30/2011:

Donnelly Michael Joseph: act as Senior Vice President. On 07/01/2011, sold 17,000 shares, worth $420,100.

Perry M Marnette: act as Senior Vice President. On 10/06/2011, sold 5,000 shares, worth $112,000.

Williams R. Pete: act as Senior Vice President. On 07/07/2011, sold 4,000 shares, worth $102,000.

Henderson Scott M: act as Vice President & Treasurer. On 07/05/2011, sold 2,222 shares, worth $55,300.

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly reduced their stock shares of The Kroger Co. in Q3 2011:

ARTISAN PARTNERS HOLDINGS LP: On 06/30/2011, held 10,299,300 shares, worth $252,950,808. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

HIGHFIELDS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP: On 06/30/2011, held 2,000,000 shares, worth $49,120,000. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

GOODMAN & COMPANY, INVESTMENT COUNSEL LTD.: On 06/30/2011, held 969,845 shares, worth $23,819,393. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

CITADEL ADVISORS LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 948,515 shares, worth $23,295,528. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

ALPINE WOODS CAPITAL INVESTORS, LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 823,671 shares, worth $20,229,360. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

About the company: The Kroger Co. operates supermarkets and convenience stores in the United States. The Company also manufactures and processes some of the foods that its supermarkets sell.

Competitors to Watch: Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY), Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU), The Fresh Market Inc (NASDAQ:TFM), Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:WINN), Ingles Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMKTA), Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK), Delhaize Group (NYSE:DEG), Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT) and Arden Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDNA).

(Note: Data regarding The Kroger Co.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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