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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Kroger Co., KR

The Kroger Co., KR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Grocery Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, The Kroger Co., KRĀ  has a market cap of 36164.63. Since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977, The Kroger Co., KR performance year to date is -8.96%. Today The Kroger Co., KR has gained 1.45%, with a current price of 37.86.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 19.40%. Return of assets are at 6.40%, with return on investment at 13.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Kroger Co., KR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.52. While Total debt/equity is 1.93. With a profit margin of 1.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 22.40%, and operating margin of 3.30%. The Kroger Co. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.2.

For the last year The Kroger Co., KR has seen a EPS growth of 18.60%. A performance for the year of 1.36%. The 52-week high is -10.92%, and the 52-week low is 39.79%. The average volume for The Kroger Co., KR is 5792150.

With a target price of 41.5, can The Kroger Co., KR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Kroger Co., KR. The Kroger Co. has a P/E of 17.72 and a forward P/E of 15.58. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.81. The Kroger Co. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.32 and 5.64 respectively. For P/cash, The Kroger Co. has a value of 92.49, while it is 30.8 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 37.86, The Kroger Co. has a dividend yield of 1.27%. We see a return on equity of 32.80%.

Looking more long-term The Kroger Co., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.79%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.31% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 18.60% for this year and for the last five years a 18.90% growth has been seen.

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