Brokerage firm Wolfe Research Downgrades its rating on The Kroger Co(NYSE:KR). The shares have been rated Underperform. Previously, the analysts had a Peer Perform rating on the shares. The rating by Wolfe Research was issued on Jul 28, 2016.
In a different note, On Jul 26, 2016, Goldman Sachs said it Upgrades its rating on The Kroger Co. The shares have been rated ‘Buy’ by the firm. On Jun 23, 2016, Hilliard Lyons said it Upgrades its rating on The Kroger Co. The shares have been rated ‘Buy’ by the firm. On Jun 17, 2016, Deutsche Bank said it Maintains its rating on The Kroger Co. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $48.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Buy’ by the firm. On Jun 15, 2016, Wolfe Research said it Downgrades its rating on The Kroger Co. The shares have been rated ‘Peer Perform’ by the firm. On May 12, 2016, Credit Suisse said it Maintains its rating on The Kroger Co. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $36.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Neutral’ by the firm. Piper Jaffray said it Initiates Coverage on The Kroger Co, according to a research note issued on May 10, 2016. The shares have been rated ‘Underweight’ by the firm.
The Kroger Co (KR) shares turned negative on Thursdays trading session with the shares closing down -0.65 points or -1.96% at a volume of 1,22,47,270. The pessimistic mood was evident in the company shares which never went considerably beyond the level of $33.28. The peak price level was also seen at $33.28 while the days lowest was $32.11. Finally the shares closed at $32.55. The 52-week high of the shares is $42.75 while the 52-week low is $27.32. According to the latest information available, the market cap of the company is $30,890 M.
The Kroger Co has also declared a cash dividend of $0.1200 on Jun 23, 2016. The shares will quote ex-dividend on Aug 11, 2016 and the record date has been fixed on Aug 15, 2016. The dividend payable date has been fixed on Sep 1, 2016.
The Kroger Co(KR) last announced its earnings results on Jun 16, 2016 for Fiscal Year 2016 and Q1.Company reported revenue of $34.60B. Analysts had an estimated revenue of $34.86B. Earnings per share were $0.70. Analysts had estimated an EPS of $0.69.
Several Insider Transactions has been reported to the SEC. On Jul 11, 2016, Oflen Mary Elizabeth Van (Vice President & Controller) sold 12,000 shares at $37.85 per share price.Also, On May 9, 2016, Christopher Conlon (Executive Vice President) sold 15,000 shares at $35.43 per share price.On Apr 11, 2016, Ronald Sargent (director) sold 3,000 shares at $38.09 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
The Kroger Co. (Kroger) operates retail food and drug stores multi-department stores jewelry stores and convenience stores throughout the United States. The Company also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets. The Company operated either directly or through its subsidiaries approximately 2625 supermarkets and multi-department stores approximately 1330 of which had fuel centers. Approximately 48% of these supermarkets were operated in Company-owned facilities including some Company-owned buildings on leased land. The Company operates its 2640 supermarket and multi-department stores under banners including Kroger City Market Dillons Food 4 Less Fred Meyer Fry’s Harris Teeter Jay C King Soopers QFC Ralphs and Smith’s. Of these stores 1330 have fuel centers. The Company also operates 782 convenience stores either directly or through franchisees 326 fine jewelry stores and an online retailer.