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The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) closed its last session at $28.08. The stock traded within a range of $27.56 and $28.11. The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector with a market capitalization of 24.91 Million. Trading volume for The Kroger Co. was 9.37 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has an average volume of 12.24 Million.

Company Profile

The Kroger Company is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers. The Kroger Company Family of Stores spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, discount, convenience stores and jewelry stores. They operate under nearly two dozen banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with their customers. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items.

Analyst Views

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) received a Buy rating from 4 analysts. 1 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 3 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) touched its 1-Year High price of $34.99 on 01/19/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $19.69 on 10/02/17.

EPS & Financials

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.44/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.4/Share by a difference of $0.04. This showed a surprise of 10% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 23 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.61/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.65/share and a low EPS of $0.52/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $30.76 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 31.26 Billion and 30.21 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM volatility. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has a 20-Day average volume of 9.72 Million. According to today’s trading volume The Kroger Co. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.6 Percent and Institutional ownership of 80.6 Percent. The return on assets stands at 4.2%, Return on Equity currently is 24.5% and the Return on Investment value is 11.9%.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) gross margin percentage stands at 22.1% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 2.4 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 1.3 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.63% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 12.66 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 12.65 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 2.3 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 2.4%. The return on invested capital is at 11.9%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 40.63.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 12.65%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 2.3% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.