Analyzing Kroger (KR) Through an Investor's Lens

Kroger logged a 1.6% change during today's afternoon session, and is now trading at a price of $55.9 per share. The S&P 500 index moved 0.0%. KR's trading volume is 2,876,087 compared to the stock's average volume of 5,097,471.

Kroger trades -3.74% away from its average analyst target price of $58.07 per share. The 18 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $48.0 to $70.0, and on average have given Kroger a rating of buy.

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

  • Kroger's current price is 70.6% above its Graham number of $32.77, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Kroger has moved 13.9% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 26.3%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 2.96, Kroger has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.9 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • KR has a forward P/E ratio of 12.3 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $4.55 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.55 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Kroger is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 4.53 compared to its sector average of 4.12

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

  • Based in Cincinnati, the company has 414,000 full time employees and a market cap of $40.34 Billion. Kroger currently returns an annual dividend yield of 2.1%.

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