Michael Joseph Donnelly, Senior Vice President of the Kroger Co. (KR), unloaded 13,153 shares of Common Stock, directly, on Thursday, exercising a stock option and paying a price of $49.9 per share. Following the insider’s first sale of this fiscal year, he now owns a total of 87,354 company holdings. Other company insiders have also been unloading shares this quarter, such as Senior Vice President Marnette Perry, who sold 20,000 shares of Common Stock in June, paying $49.52 per share.

On another note, Q1 showed some changes amongst hedge funds, as Bruce Kovner’s Caxton Associates Lp entered a new shareholder position by acquiring 863,700 shares, worth $37.7 million and accounting for 2.31% of the portfolio. Furthermore, Winton Capital Management, David Harding’s hedge fund, increased Kroger Co.’s portfolio participation by 54% this quarter, and now holds a total of over 2.3 million company holdings, with a value of $102.9 million. However, the largest shareholder remains Steven Richman’s East Side Capital (Rr Partners), with 4.9 million shares, worth $214.8 million.

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