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NYSE:KR

The Kroger Stock Forecast, Price & News

$34.63
+1.07 (+3.19 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 02:27 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$33.47
Now: $34.63
$37.00
50-Day Range
$30.58
MA: $31.72
$33.70
52-Week Range
$26.72
Now: $34.63
$37.22
Volume1.72 million shs
Average Volume10.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.37 billion
P/E Ratio9.23
Dividend Yield2.15%
Beta0.36
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 1,567 fuel centers. As of March 25, 2020, the company operated 2,757 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. has a strategic partnership with Ocado Solutions to construct three new customer fulfillment centers in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest, and West regions. The company was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.32 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

9th out of 383 stocks

Grocery Stores Industry

1st out of 27 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Grocery stores
Sub-IndustryFood Retail
CUSIP50104410
Phone513-762-4000
Employees435,000
Year FoundedN/A

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$122.29 billion
Cash Flow$6.86 per share
Book Value$10.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$26.37 billion
Next Earnings Date3/4/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$34.63
+1.07 (+3.19 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 02:27 PM ET)
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The Kroger (NYSE:KR) Frequently Asked Questions

How has The Kroger's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

The 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 shares have increased by 17.1% and is now trading at $35.81.
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Is The Kroger a buy right now?

27 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Kroger in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 17 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research 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 short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but The Kroger wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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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.

When is The Kroger's next earnings date?

The Kroger is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 4th 2021.
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How were The Kroger's earnings last quarter?

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December, 2nd. The company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.04. The company earned $29.72 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $30.03 billion. The Kroger had a net margin of 2.29% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 27.26%. The Kroger's revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.47 EPS.
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How often does The Kroger pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Kroger?

The Kroger declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Tuesday, December 1st. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 12th.
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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 2.15%. The Kroger has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of The Kroger is 32.73%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, The Kroger will have a dividend payout ratio of 26.67% 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 created shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell 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.

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

The Kroger issued an update on its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of 3.30-3.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.30.

What price target have analysts set for KR?

27 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for The Kroger's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $43.00. On average, they anticipate The Kroger's share price to reach $34.64 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.3%.
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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).

Who are The Kroger's key executives?

The Kroger's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. William Rodney McMullen, Chairman & CEO (Age 59, Pay $3.67M)
  • Mr. Gary Millerchip, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 48, Pay $1.18M)
  • Mr. Michael J. Donnelly, Exec. VP & COO (Age 61, Pay $2.22M)
  • Mr. Yael Cosset, Sr. VP of Alternative Bus., Chief Information Officer & CEO of 84.51° (Age 46, Pay $1.32M)
  • Mr. Stuart W. Aitken, Chief Merchant & Marketing Officer (Age 48, Pay $1.79M)
  • Ms. Rebekah Manis, Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Christine S. Wheatley, Group VP, Sec. & Gen. Counsel (Age 49)
  • Ms. Kristal Howard, Head of Corp. Communications & Media Relations
  • Mr. Timothy A. Massa, Sr. VP of HR & Labor Relations (Age 53)
  • Mr. Peter M. Engel, Head of Fred Meyer Jewelers Unit

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 investors include New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.15%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.07%), Strs Ohio (0.05%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.04%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.03%) and Uncommon Cents Investing LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own The Kroger stock include Bobby S Shackouls, Carin L Fike, Christine S Wheatley, Christopher T Hjelm, Clyde R Moore, 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 institutional investors are selling The Kroger stock?

KR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio, Hexavest Inc., Pendal Group Limited, New York State Teachers Retirement System, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, DNB Asset Management AS, and National Investment Services of America LLC. Company insiders that have sold The Kroger company stock in the last year include Bobby S Shackouls, Carin L Fike, Clyde R Moore, Joseph A Grieshaber Jr, Mark C Tuffin, Mary Ellen Adcock, Michael Joseph Donnelly, Robert W Clark, Stephen M Mckinney, Susan J Kropf, Timothy A Massa, Todd A Foley, and W Rodney Mcmullen.
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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 Kestra Advisory Services LLC, Boenning & Scattergood Inc., Strategic Investment Advisors MI, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., TIAA FSB, International Assets Investment Management LLC, Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management LLC, and New England Research & Management Inc..
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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.

What is The Kroger's stock price today?

One share of KR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.81.

How big of a company is The Kroger?

The Kroger has a market capitalization of $27.26 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. The Kroger employs 435,000 workers across the globe.

What is The Kroger's official website?

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

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 1/25/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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