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NYSE:KRKroger Stock Price, Forecast & News

$34.61
+0.35 (+1.02 %)
(As of 08/14/2020 10:05 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$34.22
Now: $34.61
$34.79
50-Day Range
$32.42
MA: $34.12
$35.39
52-Week Range
$21.82
Now: $34.61
$36.84
Volume5.19 million shs
Average Volume10.41 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.92 billion
P/E Ratio13.26
Dividend Yield1.85%
Beta0.37
The Kroger Co. operates as a retailer in the United States. The company operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and price impact warehouse stores. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; and multi-department stores provide apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, and toys. The company's marketplace stores offer full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty care departments, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys; and price impact warehouse stores provides grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. It also manufactures and processes food products for sale in its supermarkets; and sells fuel through 1,537 fuel centers. As of March 7, 2019, the company operated 2,764 retail food stores under various banner names, as well as an online retail store. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.22 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Grocery stores
Sub-IndustryFood Retail
CUSIP50104410
Phone513-762-4000

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$122.29 billion
Cash Flow$6.22 per share
Book Value$10.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees435,000
Market Cap$26.92 billion
Next Earnings Date9/10/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$34.61
+0.35 (+1.02 %)
(As of 08/14/2020 10:05 AM ET)
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Kroger (NYSE:KR) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Kroger's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Kroger's stock was trading at $30.59 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, KR stock has increased by 13.1% and is now trading at $34.61.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Kroger?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kroger in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 13 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Kroger's next earnings date?

Kroger is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, September 10th 2020.
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How were Kroger's earnings last quarter?

Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June, 18th. The company reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.10. The firm earned $41.55 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.92 billion. Kroger had a return on equity of 24.62% and a net margin of 1.66%. Kroger's revenue for the quarter was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.72 earnings per share.
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How often does Kroger pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kroger?

Kroger announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 25th. Investors of record on Friday, August 14th will be given a dividend of $0.72 per share on Tuesday, September 1st. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.32%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 13th. This is a boost from Kroger's previous quarterly dividend of $0.16.
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When did Kroger's stock split? How did Kroger's stock split work?

Kroger's stock split before market open on Tuesday, July 14th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, June 25th 2015. The newly issued shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Monday, July 13th 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of Kroger stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

What price target have analysts set for KR?

25 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Kroger's shares. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $42.00. On average, they expect Kroger's share price to reach $34.09 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.5%.
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What are Wall Street analysts saying about Kroger stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Kroger stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Kroger have risen and outperformed the industry in the past six months. The company has been benefiting from coronavirus-induced demand as evident from better-than-expected first-quarter fiscal 2020 results, wherein both top and bottom lines grew year over year. Kroger, which operates in the thin-margin grocery industry, has been making every effort to strengthen position not only with respect to products but also in terms of the way consumers prefer shopping grocery. Notably, the company’s “Restock Kroger” program involving investments in omni-channel platform, identifying margin-rich alternative profit streams, merchandise optimization, and lowering of expenses has been gaining traction. However, management expects that incremental investments and pressure on fuel business may weigh on second-quarter profitability." (8/11/2020)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We’re in line with consensus for in EPS. Following a tentative deal to avoid a strike in Southern California, Kroger appears to have dodged a major bullet within the past few days. However, the resolution of that contract comes as Kroger is still dealing with ongoing labor issues and the threat of a strike at Southwest Washington. VALUATION – Our price target of $26 PT is unchanged reflects a forward PE multiple of 13x our FY19 EPS estimate which is line with Kroger’s historical average. A target EV/EBITDA level of 6.7x is also in line with historical levels and with Ahold/Delhaize. RISKS – If Kroger needs to respond to incremental competitive threats, industry-wide deflationary (or inflationary) pressures, or if there is a significant contraction in the employment cycle, Kroger’s valuation metrics could be at risk." (9/11/2019)

Has Kroger been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about KR stock have trended positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Kroger earned a news sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting Kroger?

Kroger saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 57,150,000 shares, an increase of 8.9% from the July 15th total of 52,480,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 10,780,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.3 days. Currently, 7.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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Who are some of Kroger's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Kroger own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kroger investors own include Intel (INTC), Walt Disney (DIS), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Cisco Systems (CSCO), NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), AT&T (T), General Electric (GE), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Walmart (WMT).

Who are Kroger's key executives?

Kroger's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. William Rodney McMullen, Chairman & CEO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Michael J. Donnelly, Exec. VP & COO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Christopher T. Hjelm, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. John Michael Schlotman, Exec. VP (Age 61)
  • Mr. Stuart W. Aitken, Sr. VP (Age 47)

What is Kroger's stock symbol?

Kroger trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KR."

Who are Kroger's major shareholders?

Kroger's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (3.22%), LSV Asset Management (2.28%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.04%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.85%), Coho Partners Ltd. (0.82%) and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.58%). Company insiders that own Kroger stock include Bobby S Shackouls, Calvin J Kaufman, Carin L Fike, Christine S Wheatley, Christopher T Hjelm, Clyde R Moore, Erin S Sharp, J Michael Schlotman, Joseph A Grieshaber Jr, Mark C Tuffin, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Robert D Beyer, Robert W Clark, Ronald Sargent, Stephen M Mckinney, Susan J Kropf, Timothy A Massa, Todd A Foley and W Rodney Mcmullen.
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Which institutional investors are selling Kroger stock?

KR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Prudential PLC, LSV Asset Management, Victory Capital Management Inc., Vaughan David Investments LLC IL, First Trust Advisors LP, WINTON GROUP Ltd, and Ziegler Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Kroger company stock in the last year include Bobby S Shackouls, Carin L Fike, Clyde R Moore, J Michael Schlotman, Joseph A Grieshaber Jr, Mark C Tuffin, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Susan J Kropf, Timothy A Massa, Todd A Foley, and W Rodney Mcmullen.
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Which institutional investors are buying Kroger stock?

KR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AJO LP, California Public Employees Retirement System, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Retirement Systems of Alabama, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ .
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How do I buy shares of Kroger?

Shares of KR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Kroger's stock price today?

One share of KR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $34.61.

How big of a company is Kroger?

Kroger has a market capitalization of $26.92 billion and generates $122.29 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.66 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.20 on an earnings per share basis. Kroger employs 435,000 workers across the globe.

What is Kroger's official website?

The official website for Kroger is www.thekrogerco.com.

How can I contact Kroger?

Kroger's mailing address is 1014 VINE STREET, CINCINNATI OH, 45202. The company can be reached via phone at 513-762-4000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 8/14/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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