|Bid||40.62 x 2900|
|Ask||40.80 x 1300|
|Day's Range||40.61 - 41.94|
|52 Week Range||30.35 - 42.99|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.36|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.10|
|Earnings Date||Sep 09, 2021 - Sep 13, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.84 (2.06%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Aug 12, 2021|
|1y Target Est||38.62|
Dividend hikes are positive signals for investors, and not just because they promise an imminent income boost. Companies that raise their payouts are often flush with cash and enjoying improving growth opportunities that can deliver market-thumping returns to shareholders. Before 2018, Kroger stock was a Wall Street darling.
Kroger's Central Division and its associates working in central Illinois area stores have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 536.
It is one of the country's biggest grocers, and has seen earnings balloon in the age of Covid-19. So is Kroger stock a buy right now?