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NYSE:KRKroger Stock Price, Forecast & News

$35.10
+0.31 (+0.89 %)
(As of 08/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$34.47
Now: $35.10
$35.17
50-Day Range
$31.81
MA: $33.57
$35.23
52-Week Range
$21.70
Now: $35.10
$36.84
Volume5.59 million shs
Average Volume7.62 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.31 billion
P/E Ratio13.45
Dividend Yield1.84%
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$6.39 per share
Book Value$10.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees435,000
Market Cap$27.31 billion
Next Earnings Date9/10/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$35.10
+0.31 (+0.89 %)
(As of 08/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Kroger (NYSE:KR) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Kroger's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

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 stock has increased by 14.7% and is now trading at $35.10.
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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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June, 18th. The company reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.10. The business earned $41.55 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.92 billion. Kroger had a return on equity of 24.62% and a net margin of 1.66%. The business's revenue was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $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. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.72 per share on Tuesday, September 1st. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 13th. This is a positive change 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?

Shares of Kroger split before market open 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 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 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Kroger's shares. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $42.00. On average, they expect Kroger's stock price to reach $34.09 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.9%.
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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 outpaced the industry in the past six months. The stock got a boost following management’s commentary that the company registered a sharp rise in sales during the month of March due to coronavirus-led demand. Identical supermarket sales without fuel rose 30% in the said month. The company informed that as consumers started stockpiling, demand shot up in the middle of the month but somewhat tapered in the final week as people get accustomed to changes in daily lifestyle. Notably, Kroger has been making prudent investments to bolster omni-channel operations, improve supply chain and increase manpower to ensure swift customer service. Considering recent sales trends, management expects first-quarter fiscal 2020 identical sales excluding fuel and adjusted EPS to fare better than the annual growth rate." (6/2/2020)
  • 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?

Media stories about KR stock have been trending somewhat negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 coverage optimism score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.
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Are investors shorting Kroger?

Kroger saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 57,150,000 shares, an increase of 8.9% from the June 30th total of 52,480,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 10,780,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.3 days. Currently, 7.4% of the company's shares 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 Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), General Electric (GE), Micron Technology (MU), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AT&T (T), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Gilead Sciences (GILD) and CVS Health (CVS).

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 shareholders include Coho Partners Ltd. (0.82%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.58%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.47%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.17%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.17%) and PGGM Investments (0.17%). 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 major investors are selling Kroger stock?

KR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential PLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Ziegler Capital Management LLC, M&G Investment Management Ltd., Denali Advisors LLC, Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC, Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC, and Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank. 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 major investors are buying Kroger stock?

KR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Hexavest Inc., PGGM Investments, Railway Pension Investments Ltd, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Strs Ohio, and Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY.
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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 $35.10.

How big of a company is Kroger?

Kroger has a market capitalization of $27.31 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 8/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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