Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Technicals and Fundamentals: Kroger Company (NYSE: KR)

Technicals and Fundamentals: Kroger Company (NYSE: KR)


Kroger Company is part of the consumer defensive sector and is in the retail defensive industry. The Kroger Co operates grocery stores. Its coverage includes retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores and convenience stores.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KR stock showed a previous change of -1.24% with an open at 28.13 and a close of 27.83. It reached an intraday high of 28.24 and a low of 27.62.

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The stock has a market cap of $22.2b with 797.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 786.5m shares. Trading volume reached 4,410,760 shares compared to its average volume of 5,928,589 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Kroger Company shares returned -1.03% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.64%. Over three months, it changed -0.98%. In one year it has changed -9.52% and within that year its 52-week high was 32.74 and its 52-week low was 22.85. KR stock is 21.79% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 28.14 and a 50 day moving average of 28.60. Currently KR stock is trading -1.11% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.09 that ended on 31st of January 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 13.32. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.63. The TTM EPS is 2.04, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.64. Historically, the PE high was 24.90 and the PE low was 9.60. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 19.59, which is a decrease of -29.62%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
10-31-2018:  0.48
07-31-2018:  0.41
04-30-2018:  0.73
01-31-2018:  0.63

The dividend per share is currently 0.56, which is a dividend yield of 2.01%. Also, the payout ratio is 27.45%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 46.27, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 39.86%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.30% of insider ownership and 122.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 41,471,767, which is 5.20% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 6.08. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.66

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 53.11%, return on assets is 9.81%, profit margin is 3.04%, price-to-sales is 0.24 and price-to-book is 2.90.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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