Hot Stock Overview: The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)

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The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) Operates 2,778 Supermarkets, Convenience Stores And Jewelry Stores Under Kroger, Ralphs, Kwik Shop And Other Names Belonging to the Retail-Wholesale sector which surged 0.61% and closed its last trading session at $29.68.

The company reported its last EPS on 7/31/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 12/1/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $36.36.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.14. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 2.1 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.97 and 1.85 respectively.

The Kroger Co. on 7/31/2016 reported its EPS as $0.47 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.45. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.02. This shows a surprise factor of 4.4%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on The Kroger Co. Earnings, with 23 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.41. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.44 and $0.38 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.43.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for The Kroger Co. as $26.36 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 17 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 27.27 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 25.82 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 25.08 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for The Kroger Co. is -4.7%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is -3.5%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 22.21% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 8.04%.

The Company got Initiated by Barclays on 23-Sep-16 to Equal Weight.

Insider Trades for The Kroger Co. show that the latest trade was made on 15 Sep 2016 where DOUGHERTY KEVIN M, the Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 1142 shares were traded at a price of $31.08.

Over the period of 6 months, Insider Purchases show a total of 1 transaction in which 500 shares were traded. 5 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 60740 shares traded.

22 analysts projected Price Targets for The Kroger Co.. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $44. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $26 and the Mean Price Target is $36.36.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has the market capitalization of $27.99 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $42.75 on Dec 30, 2015 and touched its 52-Week Low of $29.49 on Sep 29, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 6.1 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 31.4% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 13.4 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of -28.37 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 0.72 and ATR value of 0.56. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.37% and 1.85%.

Company profile:

Kroger Company is one of the larger grocery retailers in the United States.  The company also manufactures and processes food for sale by its supermarkets. The company intends to develop new food and convenience store locations and will continue to assess existing stores as to possible replacement, remodeling, enlarging, or closing.