NYSE:KR - Kroger Stock Price, News & Analysis

$25.87
+0.65 (+2.58 %)
(As of 09/19/2019 01:04 PM ET)
Today's Range
$25.1150
Now: $25.87
$26.04
50-Day Range
$21.22
MA: $23.62
$26.23
52-Week Range
$20.70
Now: $25.87
$31.98
Volume5.91 million shs
Average Volume9.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$20.66 billion
P/E Ratio12.26
Dividend Yield2.46%
Beta0.56
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Grocery stores
Sub-IndustryFood Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP50104410
Phone513-762-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$121.16 billion
Cash Flow$5.2581 per share
Book Value$10.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.11 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees453,000
Market Cap$20.66 billion
Next Earnings Date12/5/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Kroger (NYSE:KR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kroger's stock symbol?

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

How often does Kroger pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kroger?

Kroger announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Sunday, September 1st. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 14th. This is a positive change from Kroger's previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. View Kroger's Dividend History.

When did Kroger's stock split? How did Kroger's stock split work?

Shares of Kroger split on the morning of Tuesday, July 14th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, June 25th 2015. The newly issued shares were issued 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.

How will Kroger's stock buyback program work?

Kroger announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Friday, March 16th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Kroger's earnings last quarter?

Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) released its earnings results on Thursday, September, 12th. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.03. The business earned $28.17 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.34 billion. Kroger had a net margin of 1.36% and a return on equity of 21.17%. The firm's revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.41 EPS. View Kroger's Earnings History.

When is Kroger's next earnings date?

Kroger is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, December 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Kroger.

What guidance has Kroger issued on next quarter's earnings?

Kroger updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, September, 12th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.30-2.40 for the period.

What price target have analysts set for KR?

17 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Kroger's stock. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate Kroger's share price to reach $28.1765 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Kroger.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kroger?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kroger in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Kroger.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Kroger stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Kroger stock:
  • 1. 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)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Although shares of Kroger lagged the industry in the past three months, it is likely to witness an above average performance in the near term. Kroger is introducing digital coupons; order online pick up in store and smart shopping lists. The “Restock Kroger” program is also gaining traction. Given this scenario, the Ocado deal along with the buyout of Home Chef and using of Nuro’s self-driven car for grocery delivery services are good moves. Kroger also remains committed to improve identical supermarket sales and margins. However, the company’s fourth-quarter fiscal 2018 results, wherein the bottom line not only missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate but also declined year over yearAlthough, total sales came ahead of the consensus mark, it fell year over year. Management also provided muted earnings view for fiscal 2019." (5/31/2019)

Has Kroger been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about KR stock have trended negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Kroger earned a news sentiment score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Kroger.

Are investors shorting Kroger?

Kroger saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 46,565,200 shares, an increase of 10.4% from the July 31st total of 42,182,800 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,810,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.7 days. Currently, 5.9% of the company's stock are sold short. View Kroger's Current Options Chain.

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 General Electric (GE), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Walt Disney (DIS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AT&T (T), Ford Motor (F), CVS Health (CVS), Starbucks (SBUX) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are Kroger's key executives?

Kroger's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Kroger's major shareholders?

Kroger's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.46%), BlackRock Inc. (7.10%), BlackRock Inc. (7.10%), LSV Asset Management (2.53%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.26%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.34%). Company insiders that own Kroger stock include Calvin J Kaufman, Carin L Fike, Christine S Wheatley, Christopher T Hjelm, Clyde R Moore, Erin S Sharp, J Michael Schlotman, Jorge P Montoya, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Robert D Beyer, Robert W Clark, Ronald Sargent, Stephen M Mckinney, Susan J Kropf and Todd A Foley. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kroger.

Which major investors are selling Kroger stock?

KR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. and Retirement Systems of Alabama. Company insiders that have sold Kroger company stock in the last year include Calvin J Kaufman, Carin L Fike, Christine S Wheatley, Christopher T Hjelm, Clyde R Moore, J Michael Schlotman, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Robert D Beyer, Robert W Clark, Ronald Sargent, Stephen M Mckinney and Susan J Kropf. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kroger.

Which major investors are buying Kroger stock?

KR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Coho Partners Ltd., Becker Capital Management Inc., Invesco Ltd., Toronto Dominion Bank and Toronto Dominion Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kroger.

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 $25.80.

How big of a company is Kroger?

Kroger has a market capitalization of $20.61 billion and generates $121.16 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $3.11 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.11 on an earnings per share basis. Kroger employs 453,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Kroger.

What is Kroger's official website?

The official website for Kroger is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Kroger (NYSE KR)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  985 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  901 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,886
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kroger and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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