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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) which is in the industry Grocery Stores, gaining 1.69% today. In the last week its performance is -0.55%, and -9.44% for the past quarter. Currently, The Kroger Co., KR has a target price of 39.38, so today’s gain of 1.69% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.56%.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), has a market cap of 31005, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.60%, and institutional ownership is 81.80%.

At the current price of 32.5, it has a dividend yield of 1.48%, and its target price is 39.38. This is with a profit margin of 1.90%, and total debt/equity of 1.93. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has a P/E of 15.22, as well as a forward P/E of 13.51.

With a current EPS of 2.14, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.87%,The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 18.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.23%.

Performance for the year is -4.82%. Since its IPO date on 1/3/1977, the total performance to date is -21.56%.

Volume today for The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), is 7452900, while its average volume is 9302.73. Whilst the total gain today was 1.69%, it did have a day high of -14.09%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.55%, and 1.72% for the month. The 52-week low for The Kroger Co., KR has been 3.34%, while the 52-week-high has reached -23.25%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 13.40%, and its return on assets is 6.40%. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has an operating margin of 3.30%. With a sales growth of 4.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that The Kroger Co., KR is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 1.52, and has a current ratio of 0.7 and 0.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of The Kroger Co.? Well its PEG is 1.65, and the P/S is 0.28, along with a P/B of 4.84. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 79.3.

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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