The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) started the day on February 24, 2021, with a price decrease of -0.85% at $32.75. During the day, the stock rose to $33.57 and sunk to $32.59 before settling in for the price of $33.03 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, KR posted a 52-week range of $27.06-$42.99.
It was noted that the giant of the Consumer Defensive sector posted annual sales growth of 2.40% over the last 5 years. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 3.20%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is -45.80%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $772.00 million, simultaneously with a float of $756.29 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $24.80 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $32.87, while the 200-day Moving Average is $33.33.
It is quite fundamental to gauge the extent of the productivity of the business which is accounted for 435000 workers. It has generated 281,117 per worker during the last fiscal year. Meanwhile, its income per employee was 3,770. The stock had 74.23 Receivables turnover and 2.82 Total Asset turnover. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +19.91, operating margin was +2.19 and Pretax Margin of +1.62.
The Kroger Co. (KR) Ownership Facts and Figures
Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are working with this stock of the Grocery Stores Industry. The Kroger Co.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.20%, in contrast to 89.30% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Jan 27, this organization’s Director sold 13,000 shares at the rate of 39.89, making the entire transaction reach 518,570 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 119,677. Preceding that transaction, on Dec 30, Company’s Director bought 3,200 for 31.65, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 101,280. This particular insider is now the holder of 116,520 in total.
The Kroger Co. (KR) Earnings and Revenue Records
In the latest quarterly report released, which was put into the public domain on 10/30/2020, the organization reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the three months, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $0.67) by $0.04. This company achieved a net margin of +1.34 while generating a return on equity of 19.89. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.92 per share during the current fiscal year.
The Kroger Co.’s EPS decrease for this current 12-month fiscal period is -45.80% and is forecasted to reach 2.69 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 8.04% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 3.20% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) Trading Performance Indicators
Let’s observe the current performance indicators for The Kroger Co. (KR). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.40. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 1.24. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $8.73, and its Beta score is 0.30. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.19. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 7.85.
In the same vein, KR’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 3.75, a figure that is expected to reach 0.69 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 2.69 at the market close of one year from today.
Technical Analysis of The Kroger Co. (KR)
If we take a close look at the recent performances of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), its last 5-days Average volume was 7.89 million that shows plunge from its year to date volume of 12.26 million. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 30.80% While, its Average True Range was 1.02.
Raw Stochastic average of The Kroger Co. (KR) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 18.99%, which indicates a major fall in contrast to 21.43% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 18.52% that was lower than 31.87% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.