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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 27196.12. It is in the Grocery Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 13.59, a forward P/E of 12.52 and EPS of 2.12. At a stock price of 28.84 (-0.55%) it has a dividend yield of 1.66%.

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 7.87% and more long-term 8.04% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -9.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 6.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 4.00%.

For performance, The Kroger Co. the past week has seen a gain of -3.35%. For the last month performance for The Kroger Co. is -11.72%. While the last quarter is -22.44% and half year, -23.94%. Finally for the year, performance is -21.36%.

The 52-week high for The Kroger Co., is at -31.89%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of -0.14%. The 20-day simple moving average is -9.60% and -19.72% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.47%, and for the month it is 1.82%. The Kroger Co., has a target price of 36.36.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.47, and for total debt/equity The Kroger Co. has 1.89. The gross margin is 22.60%, while operating margin is 3.20%, the profit margin is 1.80%. The current ratio is 0.7 and the quick ratio is 0.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.60%, with instituitional ownership at 82.30%. The Kroger Co. has a payout ratio of 20.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 943. The shares float is 939.11, with the float short at 2.33%, with short ratio coming to 2.12.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Kroger Co., get 6.10%, with its returns on investment at 13.40%. Return on equity is 31.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 36.36, 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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