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How has The Kroger Co.:(NYSE:KR) performed recently?

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 31081.32. It is in the Grocery Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 15.25, a forward P/E of 13.49 and EPS of 2.14. At a stock price of 32.83 (0.75%) it has a dividend yield of 1.47%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 18.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by 18.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.98% and more long-term 9.23% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 6.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 4.70%.

For performance, The Kroger Co. the past week has seen a gain of 0.25%. For the last month performance for The Kroger Co. is -12.33%. While the last quarter is -6.19% and half year, -14.43%. Finally for the year, performance is -13.67%.

The 52-week high for The Kroger Co., is at -22.48%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 21.65%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.11% and -11.65% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.63%, and for the month it is 1.88%. The Kroger Co., has a target price of 39.91.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.52, and for total debt/equity The Kroger Co. has 1.93. The gross margin is 22.40%, while operating margin is 3.30%, the profit margin is 1.90%. The current ratio is 0.7 and the quick ratio is 0.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.60%, with instituitional ownership at 81.90%. The Kroger Co. has a payout ratio of 19.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 954. The shares float is 943.92, with the float short at 3.69%, with short ratio coming to 3.91.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Kroger Co., get 6.40%, with its returns on investment at 13.40%. Return on equity is 32.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 39.91, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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