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NYSE:KR - Kroger Stock Price, Forecast & News

$29.13
+0.13 (+0.45 %)
(As of 03/27/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$28.55
Now: $29.13
$29.90
50-Day Range
$27.94
MA: $30.07
$36.23
52-Week Range
$20.70
Now: $29.13
$36.84
Volume14.99 million shs
Average Volume17.00 million shs
Market Capitalization$23.32 billion
P/E Ratio14.28
Dividend Yield2.21%
Beta0.54
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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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$122.29 billion
Cash Flow$6.37 per share
Book Value$10.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees453,000
Market Cap$23.32 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 COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, KR stock has decreased by 4.8% and is now trading at $29.13. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Kroger?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kroger in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 9 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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 5th. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.56 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $28.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.88 billion. Kroger had a net margin of 1.36% and a return on equity of 20.72%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.48 EPS. 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 given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Monday, June 1st. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 before market open on Tuesday, July 14th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, June 25th 2015. The newly created shares were distributed 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 guidance has Kroger issued on next quarter's earnings?

Kroger updated its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 2.30-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.19.

What price target have analysts set for KR?

21 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Kroger's shares. Their forecasts range from $21.00 to $39.00. On average, they expect Kroger's share price to reach $31.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.4% 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. 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 articles about KR stock have trended positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Kroger earned a news sentiment score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutKroger.

Are investors shorting Kroger?

Kroger saw a decrease in short interest in the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 29,850,100 shares, a decrease of 15.4% from the February 27th total of 35,280,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,970,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.3 days. Approximately 3.9% of the shares of the 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), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), AT&T (T), Cisco Systems (CSCO), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), CVS Health (CVS), NVIDIA (NVDA) and Bank of America (BAC).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (5.05%), FMR LLC (4.84%), Franklin Resources Inc. (4.80%), LSV Asset Management (2.46%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.76%) and Capital Research Global Investors (1.51%). 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 institutional investors are selling Kroger stock?

KR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sanders Capital LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Equity Investment Corp, Franklin Resources Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Sei Investments Co., and AustralianSuper Pty Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Kroger company stock in the last year include Bobby S Shackouls, Carin L Fike, Christine S Wheatley, Christopher T Hjelm, 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 institutional investors are buying Kroger stock?

KR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Norges Bank, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Capital Research Global Investors, Captrust Financial Advisors, AQR Capital Management LLC, M&G Investment Management Ltd., and Mackay Shields 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 $29.13.

How big of a company is Kroger?

Kroger has a market capitalization of $23.32 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 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:  1,030 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  977 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,007
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 3/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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