KR - The Kroger Co.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
+0.64 (+2.50%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

26.23 0.00 (0.00%)
Pre-Market: 8:15AM EDT

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Previous Close25.59
Bid25.90 x 1100
Ask0.00 x 2200
Day's Range25.47 - 26.27
52 Week Range20.70 - 31.98
Avg. Volume10,663,955
Market Cap20.952B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.76
PE Ratio (TTM)13.06
EPS (TTM)2.01
Earnings DateDec 4, 2019 - Dec 9, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.64 (2.44%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-14
1y Target Est26.96
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    Kroger's 2nd-Quarter Earnings Edge Past Estimates, but Revenue Falls Short

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    A Look At Benzinga Pro's Most-Searched Tickers For September 13, 2019

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  • Benzinga

    The Street Reacts To Kroger's Q2 With Mixed Takeaways

    Kroger Co (NYSE: KR ) reported second-quarter results that came in better than expected. The earnings beat may have been overshadowed by management's decision to remove its prior guidance of $400 million ...

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of KR earnings conference call or presentation 12-Sep-19 2:00pm GMT

    Q2 2019 Kroger Co Earnings Call

  • Financial Times

    Kroger: no-thrills retailer

    Traditional bricks and mortar grocers find it hard to get much love from investors these days, something Kroger knows only too well. This week it delivered a 2.2 per cent rise in same-store sales, its biggest quarterly increase in more than three years. Investors are right to be cautious.

  • Kroger Whipsaws After Q2 Earnings Beat: What's Next for the Grocery Giant?

    Kroger Whipsaws After Q2 Earnings Beat: What's Next for the Grocery Giant?

    On Thursday, Kroger (KR) reported second quarter earnings before the opening bell and shares fell by as much as 3% in intraday trading.

  • Kroger Stock Volatile On Weak Sales, Guidance; Walmart Steps Up Grocery Delivery Efforts
    Investor's Business Daily

    Kroger Stock Volatile On Weak Sales, Guidance; Walmart Steps Up Grocery Delivery Efforts

    Kroger earnings beat Q2 views, but sales missed and guidance was weak. Kroger stock was volatile. Walmart expanded its "unlimited" grocery delivery offer.

  • Kroger and Ocado Name Dallas Location of Fifth High-Tech Customer Fulfillment Center
    PR Newswire

    Kroger and Ocado Name Dallas Location of Fifth High-Tech Customer Fulfillment Center

    DALLAS, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (KR), America's largest grocery retailer, and Ocado (OCDO.L), one of the world's largest dedicated online grocery retailers, today announced Dallas, Texas, as the fifth location for a Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC). "Kroger is incredibly excited to construct one of our industry-leading Customer Fulfillment Centers in Dallas, Texas — one of the largest cities in America — in relationship with Ocado to bring fresh food to our customers faster than ever before," said Robert Clark, Kroger's senior vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing.

  • Kroger CEO reveals timeline for Ocado warehouses to be profitable
    American City Business Journals

    Kroger CEO reveals timeline for Ocado warehouses to be profitable

    Kroger Co. doesn’t expect to reap a profit right away once it opens automated warehouse-distribution facilities being built with London-based online grocery delivery company Ocado. CEO Rodney McMullen gave investors an idea of the timeline.

  • 7 Discount Retail Stocks to Buy for a Recession

    7 Discount Retail Stocks to Buy for a Recession

    Closing out the first week of September, the benchmark indices finally started to gain some positive momentum. Although encouraging in the nearer term, overall, I don't find the moves that impressive. With Wall Street lacking the holistic energy to push the indices to fresh heights, I believe investors are better served acting defensively. As such, retail stocks to buy provide an intriguing mix of protection and upside potential.But at first glance, retail stocks seem like a sector to avoid like the plague. If our economy stumbles into a recession - and the latest jobs report suggests this is a very real possibility - the natural instinct is to curb unnecessary spending. Thus, it's no surprise that many discretionary retail stocks, such as Macy's (NYSE:M) and JC Penney (NYSE:JCP) have suffered volatility.That said, this segment isn't about people making superfluous purchases on a whim. Instead, many retail stocks to buy enjoy secular revenue streams. For instance, no matter what goes on in the economy, people have to live and work. Therefore, retailers who specialize in core products, accessories or apparel may see a spike in interest.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMoreover, some retail stocks might thrive in a recession. During a bull market, confident consumers will probably eschew discount stores for something higher brow. But in a recession, discount stores might see customers that they normally wouldn't see. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market If we do have a downturn, it's important not to lump all retail stocks together. Here are seven stocks to buy if we encounter choppy waters. Dollar Tree (DLTR)Source: Shutterstock Among discount retail stocks to buy, Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) is one of the most well-known. From household goods to cleaning products to various food items, everything you see costs a buck. Not only that, DLTR stock has a proven track record for performing brilliantly during distressed economic times.For example, since 2008, the market value for DLTR stock has increased roughly tenfold. Additionally, we could see even bigger gains if we suffer another downturn. Recently, Dollar Tree upgraded its guidance for full-year earnings per share from a range between $4.77 to $5.07 to between $4.90 to $5.11. Management also narrowed down its expectations for full-year revenue.Much of this enthusiasm has to do with same-store sales exceeding analysts' forecasts. While I'd tactically like to wait to see if DLTR stock will correct some of its extreme bullishness, in the longer run, I'm confident in the upswing. This is a company that's going to give customers exactly what they need at a price they can afford. Dollar General (DG)Source: Jonathan Weiss / While several publicly traded companies suffered a bloody month of August, Dollar General (NYES:DG) went completely against the grain. Last month, DG stock gained a little over 18%. Even in September, Dollar General has so far returned nearly 4%.And on a year-to-date basis, DG stock has veritably skyrocketed, up over 51%. Even better for stakeholders, the surge in market value appears fundamentally justified.As with Dollar Tree, Dollar General increased its earnings and revenue expectations for the year. Also, the discount retailer experienced an unexpectedly strong lift in same-store sales. That it was also able to beat expectations for its most recent earnings report gave investors little choice: it was time to buy into DG shares, which has proven to be among the most resilient of discount retail stocks. * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now Of course, with such massive enthusiasm, I think waiting a little bit for a discount (ironically enough) on DG stock is wise. But if you do see a dip, the longer-term narrative is very intriguing, especially in a recession. Kroger (KR)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Normally, most folks wouldn't consider Kroger (NYSE:KR) as a name among discount retail stocks to buy. As one of the top grocers in the country, Kroger offers a wide variety of products, including premium labels. Plus, I can't help but notice that some of their stores are located in very swanky neighborhoods.That said, if we fall into an economic slump, KR stock will act like a discount retailer. Primarily, I say this because Kroger will almost surely soak up demand from the restaurant industry. While restaurants won't fade entirely, customers become more cost-conscious in a downturn. There's no point in spending on sometimes outrageous premiums when you can enjoy good food from home. Undeniably, this is a positive for KR stock.Further, Kroger has its own in-house food and beverages brands. Sure, you can call this high-level knockoffs. But I must admit that Kroger-branded products are very tasty. For instance, I buy their potato chips, which are cheaper, larger sized, and taste just as good as the competition. In a recession, that is the formula for success, which is why you should consider KR stock. Five Below (FIVE)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Although the concept of discount retail stocks to buy during a market decline makes sense, I must concede one thing: at the consumer level, most discount retailers are depressing affairs. However, Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) has completely changed perceptions about thrift shops. With its bright, bold colors and compelling marketing campaigns, FIVE stock has serious potential.Part of that comes from its core demographics. According to the company's website, Five Below is the only retailer dedicated to teens and tweens. Of course, that usually entails opening up their parents' wallets. Typically, this endeavor results in the usual teen-parent conflict. But with prices so low - everything is between $1 to $5 - this is a rare area of consensus, supporting the case for FIVE stock. * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September Furthermore, I'm very impressed with the company's holistic approach to their marketing and branding message. Not only do they have comprehensive social media coverage, but they're actively engaging their accounts. For instance, their YouTube channel features celebrity guests that incorporate Five Below-sold products into the media presentations. That kind of smart thinking will probably see FIVE stock perform well in rough economic waters. Ross Stores (ROST)Source: Andriy Blokhin / At first glance, Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) seems like an anomaly among the apparel-based retail stocks. Just take a look at well-known apparel makers, such as Gap (NYSE:GPS) or Guess (NYSE:GES). Their shares have incurred significant volatility, marked by bouts of extreme wildness. In sharp contrast, ROST stock has enjoyed a relatively stable move northward.But in the context of the current economic uncertainty, I'm not surprised that ROST stock has performed well this year. Even with the U.S.-China trade war threatening to hike apparel prices, the reality is that people need clothes. And while Ross will certainly take a hit to their margins, other non-discount retailers will suffer worse.With that said, I think you can make a tactical argument not to dive too deeply right now. Currently, ROST stock is sitting on over 35% YTD. If the broader markets get jittery, ROST is liable for a correction. Still, in the long run, I'd pay very close attention to this name if economic conditions don't improve. Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI)Source: Shutterstock A few years back when I started writing about Ollie's Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI), it was on a roll. Growth was meteoric, which drove up the market value of OLLI stock. When you consider that shares were priced under $20 for much of 2015, this is one of the most explosive retail stocks.But in recent weeks, explosive has a different connotation. Now, investors are no longer considering Ollie's as one of the stocks to buy, but instead to dump. Late last month, the company released its Q2 earnings report, and the news wasn't encouraging.Although the discount retailer reported double-digit sales growth, it witnessed a deceleration of same-store sales. Management blamed it on new store introductions' cannibalization effect. However, Wall Street saw the decline as Ollie's inability to perform under a strained environment. As a result, investors pummeled OLLI stock. * 7 Worst Stocks That Flopped This Earnings Season Possibly heading into a recession, I understand why investors are nervous. However, let's keep in mind that the retailer is called Ollie's Bargain Outlet, not Olivier's Chateau of Overpriced European Trinkets. If we have a downturn, OLLI stock has the potential to outperform. And sure enough, it's now on a steep discount. Big Lots (BIG)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Big-box retailer Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) probably hasn't been included in a list of retail stocks to buy for some time. Frankly, that's for good reason. In January of last year, the markets priced BIG stock into the stratosphere at over $60. Today, shares are trading hands for less than $25.Unfortunately, Big Lots consistently delivered poor earnings results throughout 2018. Not only that, management cut guidance, which exacerbated the issue. Throw in an executive shuffle with a new CEO, and the retailer looked more frazzled than confident about tackling a new challenge. As a result, BIG stock took it on the chin.As it stands, BIG stock is easily one of the most speculative retail stocks available. However, I can't help but feel a recession could actually help turn things around. Big Lots has many of the same characteristics of popular Costco (NASDAQ:COST). The one exception, of course, is that Big Lots has no membership dues, and their rewards program is also free.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Deeply Discounted Energy Stocks to Buy * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market * 10 Stocks to Buy to Ride China's Emerging Wealth The post 7 Discount Retail Stocks to Buy for a Recession appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Kroger Beats Q2 Earnings Estimate, Comps Lag Peers’
    Market Realist

    Kroger Beats Q2 Earnings Estimate, Comps Lag Peers’

    Kroger (KR) announced its fiscal 2019 second-quarter results today. The company’s bottom line came ahead of expectations, while its sales fell short.

  • Kroger drops key long-term profit growth goal
    American City Business Journals

    Kroger drops key long-term profit growth goal

    Kroger Co. has dropped one of its primary long-term goals regarding operating profit growth by 2020, briefly sending the stock spiraling down.

  • Kroger Reports Q2 Earnings Beat

    Kroger Reports Q2 Earnings Beat

    Kroger Co (NYSE: KR ) reported second-quarter earnings beat Thursday morning. Kroger reported quarterly earnings of 44 per share, which beat the analyst consensus estimate of 41 cents by 7.32%. This is ...

  • Zacks

    Kroger's (KR) Q2 Earnings Top Estimates, Digital Sales Soar

    Kroger (KR) reports second-quarter results, wherein the bottom line surpasses the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the second successive quarter. Management also reiterates fiscal 2019 forecast.

  • Economic Data Deluge

    Economic Data Deluge

    Economic Data Deluge

  • Kroger same-store sales beat as online push pays off

    Kroger same-store sales beat as online push pays off

    The company has been focusing on its private label brands, rearranging store layouts and expanding services such as home delivery and self checkouts under its "Restock Kroger" program. It has also launched its own line of plant-based meats and dairy to tap the growing consumer interest for vegan options. The strategy helped Kroger record a 31% rise in sales from its online operations and a 3.1% increase in its private-label brands.


    Kroger Stock Is Rising on Solid Earnings and a Reaffirmed Outlook

    Shares rose Thursday morning after the grocer reiterated its outlook for the year and reported mixed quarterly results that included earnings that came in higher than Wall Street expected.

  • CPI Core Stronger, Jobless Claims Drop & More

    CPI Core Stronger, Jobless Claims Drop & More

    Subtracting food and energy costs, the core Consumer Price Index rose to 0.3% -- higher than July's 0.2%, which was also the consensus estimate.

  • Kroger (KR) Surpasses Q2 Earnings Estimates

    Kroger (KR) Surpasses Q2 Earnings Estimates

    Kroger (KR) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 7.32% and -0.81%, respectively, for the quarter ended July 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Kroger reports mixed results
    American City Business Journals

    Kroger reports mixed results

    Kroger Co.’s earnings and same-store sales growth beat analysts’ estimates as it posted second-quarter results on Thursday morning, but its revenue fell short of expectations and margins narrowed.

  • [video]Kroger Stock Is at a Make-or-Break Point: Chart

    [video]Kroger Stock Is at a Make-or-Break Point: Chart

    After a volatile session, Kroger stock is roughly flat on the day. Here's how to trade KR stock from here.

  • Zacks

    Walmart Expands Delivery Unlimited, Solidifies Online Grocery

    Walmart (WMT) plans to expand Delivery Unlimited to 1,400 stores by this fall. This is likely to help the company address consumers' convenience.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Kroger same-store sales beat as online push pays off

    Kroger Co's quarterly same-store sales and profit beat Wall Street estimates on Thursday as the supermarket chain's investment to boost its delivery services and online business paid off. The company has been focusing on its private label brands, rearranging store layouts and expanding services such as home delivery and self checkouts under its "Restock Kroger" program. The strategy helped Kroger record a 31% rise in sales from its online operations and a 3.1% increase in its private-label brands.

  • Kroger shares seesaws despite same-store sales beat
    Yahoo Finance Video

    Kroger shares seesaws despite same-store sales beat

    Kroger shares seesawing after management said it would not reaffirm its 3 year profit forecast. Still, same-store sales beat estimates for the quarter on online growth.

  • Smile Direct Club sets price at $23 for IPO, Kroger posts same-store sales beat
    Yahoo Finance Video

    Smile Direct Club sets price at $23 for IPO, Kroger posts same-store sales beat

    Smile Direct club will begin trading on the Nasdaq today under the ticker symbol SDC. The company is valued at $8.1 billion and shares will be priced at $23 per share. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Emily McCormick, and Alexis Christoforous discuss Smile Direct Club's numbers, Kroger's mixed quarter, and Aurora Cannabis’ weak results.