Becker Capital Management Position in Kroger Co (KR) Raised by $30.43 Million; Taro Pharmaceutical Inds LTD (TARO) Share Value Declined While Menta Capital Has Boosted by $717,400 Its Position

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Menta Capital Llc increased its stake in Taro Pharmaceutical Inds Ltd (TARO) by 122.67% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Menta Capital Llc bought 8,440 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.70% . The hedge fund held 15,320 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $1.31 million, up from 6,880 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Menta Capital Llc who had been investing in Taro Pharmaceutical Inds Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.66B market cap company. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $94.9. About 67,355 shares traded. Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TARO) has declined 17.80% since December 4, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.80% the S&P500. Some Historical TARO News: 23/04/2018 – OES: Acting Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono; 17/05/2018 – Taro Pharmaceutical: Pricing Environment Was Challenging, Particularly in U.S; 17/05/2018 – Taro Pharmaceutical Inds 4Q EPS $2.17; 26/03/2018 – TOKYO — Former Japanese Finance Ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa said there were no instructions from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, or the ministry’s top officials regarding doctoring documents related to a heavily discounted sale of state-owned land; 11/03/2018 – Japan’s finance ministry is set to report on Monday that documents were doctored in a suspected cronyism scandal, which if true would add further pressure on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his close ally, Finance Minister Taro Aso; 25/05/2018 – DR.REDDY’S LABORATORIES LTD REDY.NS – UNIT ANTICIPATES LAWSUIT WILL TRIGGER A 30 MONTH STAY OF FDA APPROVAL OF PERRIGO’S AND TARO’S ANDAS; 16/04/2018 – JAPAN FOREIGN MINISTER TARO KONO SPEAKS IN TOKYO; 16/03/2018 – State Dept: Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono Before Their Meeting; 26/03/2018 – Sagawa’s testimony was expected to “bring the truth to light” but the former tax chief dodged questions on doctoring; 17/05/2018 – Taro Pharmaceutical Inds 4Q Net $86.3M

Becker Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Kroger Co (KR) by 96.13% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Becker Capital Management Inc bought 1.45 million shares as the company’s stock declined 17.28% . The institutional investor held 2.96 million shares of the food chains company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $64.17 million, up from 1.51 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Kroger Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $22.09B market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $27.56. About 6.10M shares traded. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 28.80% since December 4, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.80% the S&P500. Some Historical KR News: 23/03/2018 – CincinnatiBusCou: Source denies report that Kroger, Target are discussing merger; 11/05/2018 – Nathan’s Famous® and Kroger Team Up to Make Donation to Mason Youth Organization; 12/04/2018 – Ralphs and Food 4 Less Announce Plans to Hire Hundreds of New Store Associates in Southern California; 17/05/2018 – U.S grocer Kroger signs deal to use Ocado’s home delivery tech; 23/05/2018 – KROGER CO -; 08/03/2018 – BOXED IS SAID TO REJECT KROGER’S $400 MILLION PURCHASE OFFER; 24/05/2018 – lmagination TV Inc. Announces Sponsors for the First Ever “Music Bash at Taste of Cincinnati™” Sunday, May 27, 2018; 08/03/2018 – Kroger Sees 2018 Capital Investments About $3B; 07/03/2018 Kroger Tax Savings, Commodity Costs in Focus — Earnings Preview; 22/05/2018 – Fitch: Ocado-Kroger Partnership Improves Business Profile; Also Strain on Cash Flow

More notable recent Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TARO) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Health Care Sector Update for 11/15/2019: TARO,AMRN,TORC – Nasdaq” on November 15, 2019, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Taro Announces Joining of CEO – Business Wire” published on September 01, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Teva: Tarred And Feathered – Seeking Alpha” on May 14, 2019. More interesting news about Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TARO) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “NXTC Catapults To New High, SUPN Fails Phase 3 Trial, PTLA Delivers Strong Q3 – Nasdaq” published on November 06, 2019 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Taro to Announce Second Quarter Results on November 4, 2019 – Business Wire” with publication date: October 25, 2019.

Menta Capital Llc, which manages about $2.11B and $235.73 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Avangrid Inc by 20,522 shares to 4,222 shares, valued at $213,000 in 2019Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Camtek Ltd (NASDAQ:CAMT) by 73,408 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 26,914 shares, and cut its stake in Six Flags Entmt Corp New (NYSE:SIX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2019. Its down 0.13, from 0.96 in 2019Q1. It turned negative, as 67 investors sold KR shares while 223 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes. 622.19 million shares or 0.93% less from 628.01 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Liability invested in 251 shares. Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Lc stated it has 0.02% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Lpl Ltd Liability Co owns 155,107 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Minneapolis Mgmt Gru Llc accumulated 1.65 million shares. Country Fincl Bank reported 1.02 million shares. Private Management Group holds 720,636 shares or 0.8% of its portfolio. Financial Architects invested in 1,814 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt holds 9,499 shares or 0% of its portfolio. New York State Teachers Retirement holds 1.40M shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Nordea Invest Management holds 0.14% or 2.86M shares in its portfolio. Ameritas Invest Incorporated has 14,059 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 193,076 shares. Boston Ptnrs has invested 0% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). M&T Comml Bank reported 0.01% stake. Moreover, Vident Invest Advisory Lc has 0.13% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR).

Since June 30, 2019, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $107,437 activity.

Becker Capital Management Inc, which manages about $2.76 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) by 10,545 shares to 692,861 shares, valued at $48.52M in 2019Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) by 4,459 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 414,953 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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