Kroger Company Profile (NYSE:KR)

About Kroger

Kroger logoThe Kroger Co. (Kroger) operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores and convenience stores across the United States. The Company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates through retail operations segment. The Company operates, either directly or through its subsidiaries, approximately 2,778 retail food stores under a range of local banner names, approximately 1,387 of which have fuel centers. The Company's supermarkets are operated under combination food and drug stores (combo stores), multi-department stores, marketplace stores or price impact warehouses. The Company's corporate brand products are primarily produced and sold in approximately three tiers. Private Selection is the brand designed to beat the gourmet or upscale brands. The banner brand includes Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer and King Soopers. The Company's other brands also include Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Grocery Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Food Retail
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: KR
  • CUSIP: 50104410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $30.45
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $31.90
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $35.21
  • 52-Week Range: $30.06 - $42.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.36
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.08
  • P/E Growth: 1.77
  • Market Cap: $28.60B
  • Outstanding Shares: 944,173,000
  • Beta: 0.72
  • Net Margins: 1.82%
  • Return on Equity: 32.52%
  • Return on Assets: 6.32%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.46%
  • Current Ratio: 0.68%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.23%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Kroger (NYSE:KR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 15 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $39.38 (30.90% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Kroger (NYSE:KR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/23/2016Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$33.00View Rating Details
9/16/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingSector Perform$37.00View Rating Details
9/14/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$40.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetBuy$43.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details
9/11/2016BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$35.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016SunTrust Banks Inc.Set Price TargetHold$39.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$45.00 -> $43.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$46.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
9/9/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$41.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetHold$34.00 -> $29.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingUnderweight$31.00View Rating Details
9/7/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$39.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016Jefferies GroupLower Price TargetHold$39.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Lower Price TargetOutperform$42.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
8/23/2016Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
8/4/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
7/28/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradePeer Perform -> UnderperformView Rating Details
6/23/2016Hilliard LyonsUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$41.00View Rating Details
4/8/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$44.00 -> $43.00View Rating Details
4/6/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/4/2016Pivotal ResearchLower Price TargetBuy$46.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details
3/4/2016MacquarieDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$33.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
2/12/2016Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy$45.00 -> $45.00View Rating Details
12/23/2015GuggenheimBoost Price TargetBuy$45.00 -> $46.00View Rating Details
12/7/2015Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$51.00View Rating Details
12/4/2015BB&T Corp.Boost Price TargetBuy$42.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details
10/21/2015StephensReiterated RatingEqual Weight$43.00View Rating Details
10/15/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingStrong-Buy$47.00View Rating Details
9/14/2015ScotiabankBoost Price Target$41.00 -> $45.00View Rating Details
3/6/2015Cantor FitzgeraldSet Price TargetHold$33.50 -> $36.50View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Kroger (NYSE:KR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
9/9/2016Q216$0.45$0.47$26.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/16/2016Q116$0.69$0.70$34.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2016Q415$0.54$0.57$26.29 billion$26.17 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/3/2015Q315$0.39$0.43$25.24 billion$25.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/11/2015Q215$0.40$0.44$25.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/18/2015Q115$1.22$1.25$33.42 billion$33.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/5/2015Q414$0.90$1.04$25.19 billion$25.21 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/4/2014Q414$0.61$0.69$24.81 billion$25.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/11/2014Q314$0.69$0.70$24.92 billion$25.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/19/2014Q214$1.05$1.09$32.59 billion$32.96 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2014Q413$0.72$0.78$23.14 billion$23.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/5/2013Q3$0.53$0.53$22.77 billion$22.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/12/2013Q2 2013$0.60$0.60$22.67 billion$22.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/20/2013Q1 2013$0.88$0.92$30.17 billion$30.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/7/2013Q4 2012$0.69$0.77$24.01 billion$24.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/29/20120.46$0.46$21.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/7/2012Q212$0.49$0.51$21.94 billion$21.73 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/14/2012$0.73$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2012$0.49$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/1/2011$0.31$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/9/2011$0.43$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/16/2011$0.64$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2011$0.44$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Kroger (NYSE:KR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.14 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.30 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.54$0.55$0.55
Q2 20165$0.68$0.71$0.69
Q3 20168$0.44$0.48$0.47
Q4 20169$0.44$0.48$0.46
Q1 20179$0.58$0.70$0.61
Q2 20174$0.44$0.46$0.45
Q3 20175$0.41$0.49$0.44
Q4 20175$0.52$0.60$0.56
Q1 20182$0.70$0.73$0.72
Q2 20181$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q3 20181$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q4 20181$0.77$0.77$0.77
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Kroger (NYSE:KR)
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:1.60%
Dividend Growth:16.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:22.86% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.43% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
20.87% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Kroger (NYSE:KR)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Kroger (NYSE:KR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.85%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.18%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/15/2016Kevin M DoughertyInsiderSell31,000$31.05$962,550.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2016Oflen Mary Elizabeth VanVPSell12,000$37.85$454,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Christopher ConlonEVPSell15,000$35.43$531,450.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2016Ronald SargentDirectorSell3,000$38.09$114,270.00View SEC Filing  
4/6/2016Michael Joseph DonnellyEVPSell10,000$39.00$390,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/6/2016Oflen Mary Elizabeth VanVPSell12,000$38.75$465,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016J Michael SchlotmanEVPSell17,230$38.48$663,010.40View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Susan M PhillipsDirectorSell3,117$37.01$115,360.17View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Michael Joseph DonnellyEVPSell1,547$39.00$60,333.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Michael Joseph DonnellyEVPSell8,453$39.00$329,667.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Michael Joseph DonnellyEVPSell10,000$39.00$390,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/29/2016Clyde R. MooreDirectorSell10,000$38.00$380,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/28/2015Lynn MarmerVPSell16,002$42.41$678,644.82View SEC Filing  
12/22/2015Timothy A MassaVPSell5,030$41.89$210,706.70View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015J Michael SchlotmanEVPSell6,623$41.31$273,596.13View SEC Filing  
12/17/2015Bobby S. ShackoulsDirectorSell18,200$42.22$768,404.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Lynn MarmerVPSell4,698$42.10$197,785.80View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015M Marnette PerrySVPSell3,409$42.37$144,439.33View SEC Filing  
12/14/2015Michael Joseph DonnellyEVPSell10,750$41.80$449,350.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Bobby S. ShackoulsDirectorSell2,600$41.07$106,782.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2015M Marnette PerrySVPSell5,245$41.08$215,464.60View SEC Filing  
12/8/2015Michael Joseph DonnellyEVPSell36,000$41.09$1,479,240.00View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015Bobby S. ShackoulsDirectorSell10,400$41.34$429,936.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Christopher T. HjelmEVPSell12,400$40.48$501,952.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Kevin M. DoughertyVPSell30,000$40.02$1,200,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015M Marnette PerrySVPSell40,000$40.17$1,606,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2015Robert W ClarkVPSell7,000$38.70$270,900.00View SEC Filing  
4/13/2015Oflen Mary Elizabeth VanVPSell3,000$77.40$232,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/9/2015Oflen Mary Elizabeth VanVPSell3,000$77.07$231,210.00View SEC Filing  
4/6/2015Geoffrey J CovertSVPSell5,714$76.81$438,892.34View SEC Filing  
3/25/2015Michael L EllisCOOSell5,000$77.50$387,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2015M Marnette PerrySVPSell5,000$75.63$378,150.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Robert W ClarkVPSell7,200$75.50$543,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Jorge P MontoyaDirectorSell7,000$74.50$521,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Clyde R MooreDirectorSell10,000$74.03$740,300.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Kevin M DoughertyVPSell45,000$74.40$3,348,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Mark C TuffinSVPSell24,200$74.00$1,790,800.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015David B LewisDirectorSell5,000$64.62$323,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Todd A FoleyVPSell7,000$64.35$450,450.00View SEC Filing  
12/30/2014Geoffrey J CovertSVPSell31,111$64.61$2,010,081.71View SEC Filing  
12/18/2014Christopher T HjelmSVPSell6,000$63.34$380,040.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014M Marnette PerrySVPSell5,015$61.81$309,977.15View SEC Filing  
12/11/2014Robert W ClarkVPSell6,000$62.00$372,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Kevin M DoughertyVPSell15,000$60.88$913,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Michael Joseph DonnellySVPSell10,000$60.94$609,400.00View SEC Filing  
10/10/2014M Marnette PerrySVPSell4,685$54.14$253,645.90View SEC Filing  
10/9/2014Steven R RogelDirectorSell10,000$54.00$540,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/7/2014Robert D BeyerDirectorSell3,145$52.74$165,867.30View SEC Filing  
9/24/2014Reuben V AndersonDirectorSell47,100$52.12$2,454,852.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014M Marnette PerrySVPSell20,000$52.36$1,047,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014J Michael SchlotmanSVPSell80,000$51.74$4,139,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2014Kathleen S BarclaySVPSell2,282$49.50$112,959.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2014Michael Joseph DonnellySVPSell6,847$49.39$338,173.33View SEC Filing  
7/16/2014M Marnette PerrySVPSell4,563$49.17$224,362.71View SEC Filing  
7/14/2014Geoffrey J CovertSVPSell6,567$49.24$323,359.08View SEC Filing  
7/10/2014Susan M PhillipsDirectorSell7,500$48.99$367,425.00View SEC Filing  
7/9/2014Lynn MarmerVPSell6,098$49.25$300,326.50View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014Michael Joseph DonnellySVPSell13,153$49.90$656,334.70View SEC Filing  
6/23/2014M Marnette PerrySVPSell20,000$49.52$990,400.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2014M Marnette PerrySVPSell20,000$45.36$907,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/3/2014M Marnette PerrySVPSell4,500$45.39$204,255.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014R. Pete WilliamsSVPSell23,216$44.46$1,032,183.36View SEC Filing  
3/27/2014Geoffrey CovertSVPSell13,000$43.23$561,990.00View SEC Filing  
1/21/2014David LewisDirectorSell5,000$37.00$185,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2013Christopher HjelmSVPSell8,000$39.77$318,160.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013Kevin DoughertyVPSell30,000$40.50$1,215,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013M Marnette PerrySVPSell10,000$40.36$403,600.00View SEC Filing  
10/11/2013Geoffrey CovertSVPSell78,216$41.30$3,230,320.80View SEC Filing  
9/26/2013Paul HeldmanEVPSell80,000$40.92$3,273,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2013Lynn MarmerVPSell3,675$40.80$149,940.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2013J Michael SchlotmanSVPSell57,250$40.67$2,328,357.50View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013Robert ClarkVPSell9,000$40.91$368,190.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013R. Pete WilliamsSVPSell20,000$40.50$810,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/19/2013M Marnette PerrySVPSell40,000$38.67$1,546,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2013Michael Joseph DonnellySVPSell10,000$38.45$384,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/16/2013Kevin M DoughertyVPSell30,000$37.75$1,132,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2013Oflen Mary Elizabeth VanVPSell6,000$37.89$227,340.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2013R. Pete WilliamsSVPSell18,000$37.38$672,840.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013Geoffrey J CovertSVPSell34,000$37.70$1,281,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Lynn MarmerVPSell5,300$37.78$200,234.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Michael L EllisSVPSell42,000$37.75$1,585,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/10/2013Kathleen S BarclaySVPSell11,110$37.53$416,958.30View SEC Filing  
4/11/2013Bobby S ShackoulsDirectorSell15,000$33.18$497,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2013Paul W HeldmanEVPSell100,000$31.00$3,100,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012R. Pete WilliamsSVPSell60,000$26.72$1,603,200.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Kroger (NYSE:KR)
DateHeadline logoKroger Co 7.2% Potential Upside Now Implied by Barclays - DirectorsTalk Interviews (NYSE:KR) - September 26 at 10:31 AM logoKroger: Moving Ahead Despite Challenges - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:KR) - September 26 at 10:31 AM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Wal-Mart Stores, Target, Home Depot, Kroger and Whole Foods Market (NYSE:KR) - September 26 at 10:31 AM logoBRIEF-Kroger files for potential senior notes offering (NYSE:KR) - September 26 at 10:06 AM
News IconFree Bush’s Hummus Made Easy for Kroger & Affiliates (NYSE:KR) - September 25 at 5:16 PM
News IconCar stolen with dog inside at Jeffersontown grocery store (NYSE:KR) - September 25 at 5:16 PM
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News IconBe alert, store staff, for the shopping card switcheroo (NYSE:KR) - September 24 at 5:25 PM
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Kroger (NYSE:KR) Chart for Monday, September, 26, 2016

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