An overview of Kroger Co.’s (KR) institutional holdings

In yesterday’s Wall Street session, Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) shares traded at $44.54, up 0.07% from the previous session.

25 analysts cover Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), according to research data. The consensus rating among analysts is ‘Hold’. As we calculate the median target price by taking the range between a high of $65.00 and a low of $37.00, we find $50.50. Given the previous closing price of $44.51, this indicates a potential upside of 13.46 percent. KR stock price is now 0.56% away from the 50-day moving average and -4.34% away from the 200-day moving average. The market capitalization of the company currently stands at $32.04B.

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The stock has received a hold rating from 12 analysts and a buy rating from 8. Brokers who have rated the stock have averaged $50.38 as their price target over the next twelve months.

With the price target of $52, HSBC Securities recently initiated with Hold rating for Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR).

In other news, FIKE CARIN L, Vice President and Treasurer sold 4,798 shares of the company’s stock on Sep 22. The stock was sold for $218,417 at an average price of $45.52. Upon completion of the transaction, the Vice President and Treasurer now directly owns 4,156 shares in the company, valued at $0.19 million. An SEC document containing details of the transaction can be found on the SEC’s website. On Sep 15, Vice President and Treasurer FIKE CARIN L sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock. A total of $279,004 was realized by selling the stock at an average price of $46.50. This leaves the insider owning 44,090 shares of the company worth $1.96 million. Insiders disposed of 747,940 shares of company stock worth roughly $33.31 million over the past 1 year. A total of 0.76% of the company’s stock is owned by insiders.

On Wednesday morning Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) stock kicked off with the opening price of $44.45. During the past 12 months, Kroger Co. has had a low of $42.10 and a high of $50.36. As of last week, the company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.77, a current ratio of 0.80, and a quick ratio of 0.33. According to the stock market information, the enterprise value for the company is $48.96B, which is based on a 17.36 price-to-earnings ratio, a 2.17 price-to-earnings-growth ratio, and a beta of 0.45. The fifty day moving average price for KR is $44.29 and a two-hundred day moving average price translates $46.56 for the stock.

The latest earnings results from Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) was released for May, 2021. According to the Grocery Stores Company, earnings per share came in at $0.95, beating analysts’ expectations of $0.91 by 0.04. This compares to $1.01 EPS in the same period last year. The net profit margin was 1.26% and return on equity was 17.66% for KR. The company reported revenue of $33.85 billion for the quarter, compared to $34.64 billion a year earlier. Comparatively to last year’s same quarter, the company’s quarterly revenue fell -2.27 percent. For the current quarter, analysts expect KR to generate $37.06B in revenue.

Kroger Co.(KR) Company Profile

The Kroger Co. operates as a food and drug retailer in the United States. The company operates combination food and drug stores, multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and price impact warehouses. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; and multi-department stores provide apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, and toys. The company’s marketplace stores offer full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty care, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys; and price impact warehouse stores provide grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. It also manufactures and processes food products for sale in its supermarkets and online; and sells fuel through fuel centers. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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