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The Kroger Co KR Stock Quote

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NYSE: KR

Last close prices updated as of Feb 07, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 44.47
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Grocery Stores
  • Investment Style Mid Value
  • Day Range 44.14  –  44.65
  • Year Range 41.82  –  62.78
  • Market Cap 31.8326 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3.5 Mil /  5.1 Mil
  • Price / Sales 0.22
  • Price / Book 3.20
  • Forward Div Yield 2.34%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.70%

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Even If Its Pursuit of Albertsons Falters, Kroger Should Continue To Capitalize on Its Advantages

Zain Akbari Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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Of the traditional grocers, we believe Kroger is uniquely positioned to defend its returns against a competitive onslaught that should intensify as Amazon, mass merchandisers, and hard discounters price aggressively to boost volume. Industry factors are diminishing its competitive standing, but we contend that Kroger still benefits from enduring intangible assets and cost advantages (even if its acquisition of Albertsons is derailed by regulators).

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Company Profile KR

Business Description

Kroger is the leading American grocer, with 2,726 supermarkets operating under several banners throughout the country as of the end of fiscal 2021. Around 83% of stores have pharmacies, while nearly 60% also sell fuel. The company also operates roughly 120 fine jewelry stores. Kroger features a leading private-label offering and manufactures around 30% of its own-brand units (and more than 40% of its grocery own-label assortment) itself, in 33 food production plants nationwide. Kroger is a top-two grocer in most of its major markets (as of early 2021, according to company data). Virtually all of Kroger's sales come from the United States. Kroger has offered to acquire no-moat Albertsons in a $25 billion deal; if the transaction is approved by regulators, it should close in 2024.

Contact
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Industry Grocery Stores
Employees 420,000

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FAQs for The Kroger Co Stock

Yes. KR has a forward dividend yield of 2.33%. See KR’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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KR’s market cap is 31.83 Bil.
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KR’s stock style is Mid Value.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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KR’s price/sales is 0.22.
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KR’s price/forward earnings is 10.55.
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KR’s price/book is 3.20.
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KR’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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