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NYSE:KRKroger Stock Price, Forecast & News

$33.11
+0.43 (+1.32 %)
(As of 06/4/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$32.57
Now: $33.11
$33.13
50-Day Range
$31.37
MA: $32.50
$34.10
52-Week Range
$20.70
Now: $33.11
$36.84
Volume8.77 million shs
Average Volume10.62 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.03 billion
P/E Ratio16.23
Dividend Yield1.96%
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: 2.6Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.40 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$6.36 per share
Book Value$10.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees435,000
Market Cap$26.03 billion
Next Earnings Date6/18/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 8.2% and is now trading at $33.11. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Kroger?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kroger in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Kroger.

When is Kroger's next earnings date?

Kroger is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, June 18th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Kroger.

How were Kroger's earnings last quarter?

Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 5th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. The business earned $28.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.88 billion. Kroger had a return on equity of 20.72% and a net margin of 1.36%. The business's revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.48 earnings per share. View Kroger's earnings history.

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

Kroger announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Monday, June 1st. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 14th. View Kroger's dividend history.

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

Kroger's stock 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 distributed 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.

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

Kroger issued an update on its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 2.30-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.42.

What price target have analysts set for KR?

23 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Kroger's stock. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Kroger's share price to reach $33.19 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.2% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets 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 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 coverage about KR stock has been trending negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring 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 coverage optimism score of -2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutKroger.

Are investors shorting Kroger?

Kroger saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 53,600,000 shares, an increase of 30.4% from the April 30th total of 41,110,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 12,860,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.2 days. Currently, 6.8% of the company's shares 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 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.67%), State Street Corp (5.35%), Franklin Resources Inc. (3.73%), Capital Research Global Investors (2.09%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.85%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.13%). 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, Mark C Tuffin, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Robert D Beyer, Robert W Clark, Ronald Sargent, Stephen M Mckinney, Susan J Kropf and Timothy A Massa. 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 Wellington Management Group LLP, Franklin Resources Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Invesco Ltd., New York State Common Retirement Fund, and Alliancebernstein L.P.. 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, Mark C Tuffin, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Stephen M Mckinney, Susan J Kropf, and Timothy A Massa. View insider buying and selling activity for Kroger.

Which major investors are buying Kroger stock?

KR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, APG Asset Management N.V., JPMorgan Chase & Co., BlackRock Inc., State Street Corp, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., PGGM Investments, and Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $33.11.

How big of a company is Kroger?

Kroger has a market capitalization of $26.03 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, 45201. The company can be reached via phone at 513-762-4000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 6/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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