Take This Into Account Before Investing in KR

Large-cap Consumer Staples company Kroger Company has moved 0.3% so far today on a volume of 609,429, compared to its average of 4,643,132. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved -0.0%.

Kroger Company trades -13.48% away from its average analyst target price of $50.37 per share. The 19 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $36.0 to $65.0, and on average have given Kroger Company a rating of buy.

If you are considering an investment in KR, you'll want to know the following:

  • Kroger Company's current price is 85.9% above its Graham number of $23.44, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Kroger Company has moved -0.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 20.0%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 2.24, Kroger Company has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.5 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • KR has a forward P/E ratio of 9.7 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $4.48 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.2 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Kroger Company is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 2.95 compared to its sector average of 4.29

  • The Kroger Co. operates as a food and drug retailer in the United States.

  • Based in Cincinnati, the company has 500,000 full time employees and a market cap of $31.35 Billion. Kroger Company currently returns an annual dividend yield of 2.5%.

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