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

$23.94
-0.49 (-2.01 %)
(As of 10/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$23.91
Now: $23.94
$24.55
50-Day Range
$23.68
MA: $24.97
$26.23
52-Week Range
$20.70
Now: $23.94
$31.98
Volume6.65 million shs
Average Volume7.25 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.19 billion
P/E Ratio11.35
Dividend Yield2.62%
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$5.17 per share
Book Value$9.82 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.11 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees453,000
Market Cap$19.19 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 19th. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 14th. View Kroger's Dividend History.

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

Kroger shares split 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.

How will Kroger's stock buyback program work?

Kroger announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Kroger's earnings last quarter?

Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September, 12th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $28.17 billion for 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 business's revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $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 updated 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 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Kroger's shares. 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 14.7% 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?

Media coverage about KR stock has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Kroger earned a daily sentiment score of -1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Kroger.

Are investors shorting Kroger?

Kroger saw a decline in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 34,310,000 shares, a decline of 9.9% from the August 15th total of 38,090,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,690,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 4.3% 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), 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.13%), Country Trust Bank (0.09%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.04%), Randolph Co Inc (0.04%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%). 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 major investors are selling Kroger stock?

KR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Country Trust Bank, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , Meeder Asset Management Inc., Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC, Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. 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 major investors are buying Kroger stock?

KR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Randolph Co Inc, Denali Advisors LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Winmill & CO. Inc., CX Institutional, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. and Stephens Inc. AR. 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 $23.94.

How big of a company is Kroger?

Kroger has a market capitalization of $19.19 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:  992 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  910 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,902
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 10/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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