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Kroger Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:KR)

$24.25
+0.41 (+1.72 %)
(As of 10/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$24.01
Now: $24.25
$24.42
50-Day Range
$23.29
MA: $24.86
$26.23
52-Week Range
$20.70
Now: $24.25
$31.98
Volume7.83 million shs
Average Volume7.98 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.44 billion
P/E Ratio11.49
Dividend Yield2.68%
Beta0.58
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. Read More…

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$121.16 billion
Cash Flow$5.37 per share
Book Value$9.82 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.11 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees453,000
Market Cap$19.44 billion
Next Earnings Date12/5/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Sunday, December 1st. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 14th. View Kroger's Dividend History.

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

Shares of Kroger split on Tuesday, July 14th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, June 25th 2015. The newly minted shares were issued 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.

How will Kroger's stock buyback program work?

Kroger announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Friday, March 16th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Kroger's earnings last quarter?

Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September, 12th. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.03. The firm earned $28.17 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.34 billion. Kroger had a net margin of 1.36% and a return on equity of 21.17%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.41 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 Thursday, December 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Kroger.

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

Kroger issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, September, 12th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.30-2.40 for the period.

What price target have analysts set for KR?

17 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Kroger's stock. Their forecasts range from $21.00 to $33.00. On average, they expect Kroger's stock price to reach $27.47 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Kroger.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kroger?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kroger in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 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. 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?

Headlines about KR stock have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Kroger earned a media sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Kroger.

Are investors shorting Kroger?

Kroger saw a decrease in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 34,310,000 shares, a decrease of 9.9% from the August 15th total of 38,090,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 9,690,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 4.3% of the shares of the company 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), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Ford Motor (F), CVS Health (CVS), Starbucks (SBUX) and Bank of America (BAC).

Who are Kroger's key executives?

Kroger's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Kroger's major shareholders?

Kroger's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Country Trust Bank (0.09%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%), Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC (0.03%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.03%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%) and Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Kroger stock include Calvin J Kaufman, Carin L Fike, Christine S Wheatley, Christopher T Hjelm, Clyde R Moore, Erin S Sharp, J Michael Schlotman, Jorge P Montoya, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Robert D Beyer, Robert W Clark, Ronald Sargent, Stephen M Mckinney, Susan J Kropf and Todd A Foley. 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 Country Trust Bank, Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., National Investment Services Inc. WI and Park National Corp OH. Company insiders that have sold Kroger company stock in the last year include Carin L Fike, Christine S Wheatley, Christopher T Hjelm, Clyde R Moore, J Michael Schlotman, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Robert D Beyer, Robert W Clark, Stephen M Mckinney and Susan J Kropf. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kroger.

Which institutional investors are buying Kroger stock?

KR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Denali Advisors LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, CX Institutional, Pacer Advisors Inc., Everence Capital Management Inc., North Star Investment Management Corp., Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC and Buckley Wealth Management LLC. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Kroger's stock price today?

One share of KR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.25.

How big of a company is Kroger?

Kroger has a market capitalization of $19.44 billion and generates $121.16 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $3.11 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.11 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 ST, 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:  991 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  909 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,900
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 10/13/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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