NYSE:KR - Kroger Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$30.13 -0.32 (-1.05 %)
(As of 08/15/2018 12:55 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.27
Today's Range$29.79 - $30.40
52-Week Range$19.69 - $31.45
Volume336,682 shs
Average Volume10.66 million shs
Market Capitalization$24.01 billion
P/E Ratio14.74
Dividend Yield1.66%
Beta0.95
Kroger logoThe Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. It also manufactures and processes food products for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. The company's marketplace stores comprise full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty care departments, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys; and convenience stores comprise a limited assortment of staple food items and general merchandise, as well as sells fuel. It operates under the banner brands, such as Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, etc., as well as Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. As of March 8, 2018, the company operated 2,800 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Grocery stores
Sub-IndustryFood Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
SymbolNYSE:KR
CUSIP50104410
Phone513-762-4000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.74
Current Ratio0.76
Quick Ratio0.29

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio14.74
Forward P/E Ratio14.21
P/E Growth2.12

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$122.66 billion
Price / Sales0.20
Cash Flow$4.9967 per share
Price / Cash6.03
Book Value$7.83 per share
Price / Book3.85

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.04
Net Income$1.91 billion
Net Margins2.93%
Return on Equity29.59%
Return on Assets5.26%

Miscellaneous

Employees449,000
Outstanding Shares796,680,000
Market Cap$24.01 billion

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 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.14 per share on Saturday, September 1st. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th. This is a boost from Kroger's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. View Kroger's Dividend History.

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

Kroger shares split on Tuesday, July 14th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, June 25th 2015. The newly minted shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell 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 declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Friday, March 16th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Kroger's earnings last quarter?

Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June, 21st. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.10. The firm earned $37.53 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $37.25 billion. Kroger had a return on equity of 29.59% and a net margin of 2.93%. Kroger's revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.58 earnings per share. View Kroger's Earnings History.

When is Kroger's next earnings date?

Kroger is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, September, 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Kroger.

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

Kroger issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, June, 21st. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.00-2.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.07.

What price target have analysts set for KR?

22 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Kroger's shares. Their predictions range from $22.00 to $36.00. On average, they expect Kroger's share price to reach $29.10 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Kroger.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kroger?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kroger in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 14 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Kroger have outpaced the industry in the past three months. The stock got a major boost after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results, prompting management to raise the lower end of fiscal 2018 earnings view. Kroger is trying all means to overcome competition in the grocery space, which is undergoing a fundamental change with technology playing a key role and focus shifting to online shopping. Kroger has taken stock of the situation. It is introducing digital coupons, order online pick up in store and smart shopping lists. The “Restock Kroger” program is also gaining traction. Certainly, the grocery industry is no longer shielded from the e-commerce war. Given this scenario, the Ocado deal along with the acquisition of Home Chef is definitely a good move. However, higher investments in new services may strain margins. Additionally, a high debt load may impact credit worthiness." (8/10/2018)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We expect management will also provide tax rate guidance on Thursday and more color on the after-tax proceeds from the c- store sale. We’ve assumed roughly $1.4-$1.5 billion of debt reduction in FY18 based on the sale. We’ve further refined our revenue, share count, rent, D&A, and margin assumptions based on the c-store sale to EG Group. Our 4Q17 EPS est. is unchanged at $0.61 and this assumes ID sales growth (ex. fuel) of +1.3% based on strong execution in the latest quarter. As summarized in this note, we estimate that Kroger comped positively in 80% of its markets during the latest quarter. That said, it’s also clear that the pricing environment remains extremely competitive. We’re also seeing very strong top-line performance by Aldi and WMT based on analysis of our data. Following the recent 50 bps decline in Walmart’s U.S." (3/6/2018)

Are investors shorting Kroger?

Kroger saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 47,835,286 shares, an increase of 1.2% from the July 13th total of 48,419,072 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,312,793 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.8 days. Approximately 6.1% of the company's shares are sold short. View Kroger's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Kroger's key competitors?

Who are Kroger's key executives?

Kroger's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. William Rodney McMullen, Chairman & CEO (Age 57)
  • Mr. John Michael Schlotman, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Michael J. Donnelly, Exec. VP & COO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Christopher T. Hjelm, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Stuart W. Aitken, Group VP (Age 46)

Has Kroger been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about KR stock has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kroger earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 44.35 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Kroger.

Who are Kroger's major shareholders?

Kroger's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.22%), LSV Asset Management (1.99%), FMR LLC (1.44%), Sanders Capital LLC (1.23%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.07%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.02%). Company insiders that own Kroger stock include Carin L Fike, Christopher T Hjelm, J Michael Schlotman, Jorge P Montoya, Kevin M Dougherty, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Oflen Mary Elizabeth Van, Robert W Clark, Ronald Sargent, Susan J Kropf, Susan M Phillips 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 FMR LLC, Canyon Capital Advisors LLC, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Strs Ohio, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA and First Quadrant L P CA. Company insiders that have sold Kroger company stock in the last year include Carin L Fike, Christopher T Hjelm, Jorge P Montoya, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Robert W Clark, Susan J Kropf and Todd A Foley. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kroger.

Which major investors are buying Kroger stock?

KR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., BlackRock Inc., Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, LSV Asset Management and Morgan Stanley. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Kroger's stock price today?

One share of KR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.21.

How big of a company is Kroger?

Kroger has a market capitalization of $24.01 billion and generates $122.66 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.91 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.04 on an earnings per share basis. Kroger employs 449,000 workers across the globe.

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:  848 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  781 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,629
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 8/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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