The Kroger Stock Forecast, Price & News

$40.03
+0.24 (+0.60 %)
(As of 07/27/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$39.48
$40.10
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$36.29
$41.07
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$30.35
$42.99
Volume4.00 million shs
Average Volume9.53 million shs
Market Capitalization$29.91 billion
P/E Ratio20.96
Dividend Yield1.81%
Beta0.36
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About The Kroger

The Kroger Co. operates as a retailer in the United States. The company operates combination food and drug stores, multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and price impact warehouses. 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 provide 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 1,596 fuel centers. As of January 30, 2021, the company operated 2,742 retail food stores under various banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia as well as an online retail store. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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2.59 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

14th out of 412 stocks

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1st out of 30 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.9Community Rank: 3.3Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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The Kroger (NYSE:KR) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Kroger a buy right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Kroger in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" The Kroger stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in KR, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than The Kroger?

Wall Street analysts have given The Kroger a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but The Kroger wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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When is The Kroger's next earnings date?

The Kroger is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, September 10th 2021.
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How were The Kroger's earnings last quarter?

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June, 16th. The company reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $41.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $39.87 billion. The Kroger had a net margin of 1.14% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 27.82%. The firm's revenue was down .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.22 earnings per share.
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How has The Kroger's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

The Kroger's stock was trading at $30.59 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, KR shares have increased by 30.9% and is now trading at $40.03.
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How often does The Kroger pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Kroger?

The Kroger announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share on Wednesday, September 1st. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 12th. This is a positive change from The Kroger's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18.
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Is The Kroger a good dividend stock?

The Kroger pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.81%. The Kroger has been increasing its dividend for 14 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of The Kroger is 20.75%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, The Kroger will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.86% next year. This indicates that The Kroger will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did The Kroger's stock split? How did The Kroger's stock split work?

The Kroger shares 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 payable to shareholders after the market closes on Monday, July 13th 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of The Kroger stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will The Kroger's stock buyback program work?

The Kroger declared that its board has initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, June 17th 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 3.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

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

The Kroger issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 15th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.950-$3.100 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.850. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for KR?

17 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for The Kroger's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $46.00. On average, they anticipate The Kroger's share price to reach $36.18 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.6%.
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Who are The Kroger's key executives?

The Kroger's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. William Rodney McMullen, Chairman & CEO (Age 60, Pay $7.58M)
  • Mr. Gary Millerchip, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 49, Pay $2.13M)
  • Mr. Yael Cosset, Sr. VP of Alternative Bus. & Chief Information Officer (Age 47, Pay $2.46M)
  • Mr. Stuart W. Aitken, Sr. VP and Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer (Age 49, Pay $2.94M)
  • Ms. Rebekah Manis, Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Christine S. Wheatley, Group VP, Sec. & Gen. Counsel (Age 50)
  • Ms. Kristal Howard, Head of Corp. Communications & Media Relations
  • Mr. Timothy A. Massa, Sr. VP of HR & Labor Relations (Age 54)
  • Mr. Calvin J. Kaufman, Sr. VP of Retail Divisions (Age 58)
  • Mr. Keith Dailey, Group VP of Corp. Affairs, Chief Communications Officer & Chief Sustainability Officer (Age 40)

What is Rodney McMullen's approval rating as The Kroger's CEO?

3,238 employees have rated The Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen on Glassdoor.com. Rodney McMullen has an approval rating of 46% among The Kroger's employees. This puts Rodney McMullen in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

Who are some of The Kroger's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of The Kroger own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other The Kroger investors own include Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), The Walt Disney (DIS), NVIDIA (NVDA), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AT&T (T), Micron Technology (MU), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and General Electric (GE).

What is The Kroger's stock symbol?

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

Who are The Kroger's major shareholders?

The Kroger's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Private Management Group Inc. (0.11%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.05%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.05%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.05%), Raymond James Trust N.A. (0.01%) and IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%). Company insiders that own The Kroger stock include Bobby S Shackouls, Calvin J Kaufman, Carin L Fike, Clyde R Moore, J Michael Schlotman, Joseph A Grieshaber Jr, Marc Benioff, Mark C Tuffin, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, 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 The Kroger stock?

KR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Private Management Group Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, XR Securities LLC, Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA, Raymond James Trust N.A., Stratos Wealth Partners LTD., and Patten & Patten Inc. TN. Company insiders that have sold The Kroger company stock in the last year include Bobby S Shackouls, Calvin J Kaufman, Carin L Fike, Clyde R Moore, Marc Benioff, Mark C Tuffin, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Robert W Clark, Stephen M Mckinney, Susan J Kropf, and Timothy A Massa.
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Which institutional investors are buying The Kroger stock?

KR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Brookstone Capital Management, TCW Group Inc., IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Meridian Wealth Management LLC, CHICAGO TRUST Co NA, Cooper Financial Group, and BNC Wealth Management LLC.
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How do I buy shares of The Kroger?

Shares of KR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is The Kroger's stock price today?

One share of KR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.03.

How much money does The Kroger make?

The Kroger has a market capitalization of $29.91 billion and generates $132.50 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $2.59 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.47 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does The Kroger have?

The Kroger employs 465,000 workers across the globe.

Does The Kroger have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of The Kroger: 84.51 HQ Building Company, 84.51 LLC, Agri-Products, Alpha Beta, Alpha Beta Company, Ansonborough Square Investors I, Ansonborough Square Retail, Ardrey Kell Investments, Bay Area Warehouse Stores, Beech Tree Holdings, Bell Markets, Bleecker Ventures LLC, Bluefield Beverage, Bluefield Beverage Company, Box Cutter, Brier Creek Arbors Drive Retail, CB&S Advertising Agency, Cala Co., Cala Foods, Cheeses of All Nations, Country Oven, Crawford Stores, Creedmoor Retail, Dillon Companies, Dillon Real Estate Co, Dillon Real Estate Co., Dillons, Distribution Trucking Company, Dotto, Edgewood Plaza Holdings, Embassy International, FM, FMJ, Farmacia Doral, Food 4 Less GM, Food 4 Less Holdings, Food 4 Less Merchandising, Food 4 Less of California, Food 4 Less of Southern California, Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Jewelers, Fred Meyer Stores, Gerbes Supermarkets, Glasswing Labs, Glendale/Goodwin Realty I, Grubstake Investments, HT Fuel DE, HT Fuel MD, HT Fuel NC, HT Fuel SC, HT Fuel VA, HTGBD, HTP Bluffton, HTP Plaza, HTP Plaza LLC, HTP Relo, HTPS, HTTAH, Harris Teeter, Harris Teeter LLC, Harris Teeter Properties, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Harris-Teeter Services, Healthy Options, Healthy Options Inc., Henpil, Home Chef, Hood-Clayton Logistics, Hood-Clayton Logistics LLC, Hughes Markets, Hughes Realty, I.T.A., IRP, ITAC 119, ITAC 265, Infusion Solutions of Puerto Rico, Inter-American Foods, Inter-American Products, J.V. Distributing, Jondex Corp, Jondex Corp., Jubilee Carolina, Junior Food Stores of West Florida, KCDE, KCDE – 2012, KCDE – 2013, KCDE-2 LLC, KCDE-3 LLC, KCDE-4 LLC, KCDE-5 LLC, KGO, KGO LLC, KP Sourcing, KPF, KPF Insurance Services, KPF Insurance Services LLC, KPS, KPS AG, KRGP, KRGP Inc., KRLP, KRLP Inc., Kee Trans, Kessel FP, Kessel Pharmacies, Kessel RCD, Kessel Saginaw, King Soopers, Kiosk Medicine Kentucky, Kirkpatrick West Retail, Kroger, Kroger Community Development Entity, Kroger Dedicated Logistics Co, Kroger Dedicated Logistics Co., Kroger Fresh Fare, Kroger G.O., Kroger G.O. LLC, Kroger Limited Partnership I, Kroger Limited Partnership II, Kroger MC Holdings, Kroger MTL Management, Kroger Management Co, Kroger Management Co., Kroger Management – Corryville, Kroger Management – NMTC Athens I, Kroger Management – NMTC Champaign I, Kroger Management – NMTC Champaign II, Kroger Management – NMTC Cincinnati I, Kroger Management – NMTC Dallas I, Kroger Management – NMTC Danville I, Kroger Management – NMTC Griffin I, Kroger Management – NMTC Logansport I, Kroger Management – NMTC Missouri I, Kroger Management – NMTC Oak Ridge I, Kroger Management – NMTC Olney I, Kroger Management – NMTC Omaha I, Kroger Management – NMTC Portsmouth I, Kroger Management – NMTC Starkville I, Kroger Management – NMTC Topeka I, Kroger Management – NMTC Warrenton I, Kroger NMTC Fremont I, Kroger OZ1 Inc., Kroger OZ1 LLC, Kroger OZ2 Inc., Kroger OZ2 LLC, Kroger OZ3 Inc., Kroger OZ3 LLC, Kroger Opportunity Fund I, Kroger Prescription Plans, Kroger Specialty Infusion, Kroger Specialty Infusion AL, Kroger Specialty Infusion CA, Kroger Specialty Infusion Holdings, Kroger Specialty Infusion TX, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy CA, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy CA 2 LLC, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy FL 2 LLC, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy Holdings, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy Holdings 2, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy Holdings 3, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy Holdings I, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy LA, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy TN, Kroger Texas L.P., LCGP3 Home Cooking, Local Mkt LLC, Main & Vine LLC, Matthews Property 1, Mega Marts, Michigan Dairy, ModernHealth LTC, Murray’s Cheese LLC, Murray’s LIC LLC, Murray’s Table LLC, Pace Dairy Foods Company, Paramount Logistics, Pay Less Super Markets, Peyton’s Fountain, Peyton’s-Southeastern, Plum Labs LLC, Pontiac Foods, Queen City Assurance, RBF, Ralphs Grocery Company, Relish Labs LLC, Rocket Newco, Roundy's, Roundy’s, Roundy’s Acquisition Corp., Roundy’s Illinois, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Second Story, Shop-Rite, Smith’s Beverage of Wyoming, Smith’s Food & Drug Centers, Southern Ice Cream Specialties, Stallings Investors I, Sunrise R&D Holdings, Sunrise Technology LLC, THGP Co., THLP Co., TLC Corporate Services LLC, TLC Immunization Clinic LLC, TLC of Georgia LLC, The Kroger Co. of Michigan, The Little Clinic LLC, The Little Clinic Management Services LLC, The Little Clinic of Arizona LLC, The Little Clinic of Colorado LLC, The Little Clinic of IN LLC, The Little Clinic of Kansas LLC, The Little Clinic of Mississippi LLC, The Little Clinic of Ohio LLC, The Little Clinic of TX LLC, The Little Clinic of Tennessee LLC, The Little Clinic of VA LLC, Topvalco, Turkey Hill, Ultimate Mart, Ultra Mart Foods, Vine Court Assurance Incorporated, Vitacost, Vitacost.com, Woodmont Holdings, and YOU Technology.

When was The Kroger founded?

The Kroger was founded in 1883.

What is The Kroger's official website?

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

Where are The Kroger's headquarters?

The Kroger is headquartered at 1014 VINE STREET, CINCINNATI OH, 45202.

How can I contact The Kroger?

The 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 7/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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