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Current Fundamentals: Kroger Company (NYSE: KR)


Kroger Company is part of the retail defensive industry and is part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is W. Rodney Mcmullen. 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 0.81% with an open at 23.59 and a close of 23.72. It reached an intraday high of 23.79 and a low of 23.45.

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The stock has a market cap of $19.1b with 806.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 794.9m shares. Trading volume reached 5,223,893 shares compared to its average volume of 6,952,507 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 -1.45% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -7.08%. Over three months, it changed -17.33%. In one year it has changed -1.51% and within that year its 52-week high was 32.74 and its 52-week low was 23.43. KR stock is 1.24% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 27.74 and a 50 day moving average of 24.72. Currently KR stock is trading -14.48% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.71 that ended on 31st of January 2019, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 6.39. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.63. The TTM EPS is 2.19, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.83. Historically, the PE high was 24.90 and the PE low was 6.39. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 14.00, which is a decrease of -40.96%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

Jan19 0.32
Oct18 0.39
Jul18 0.62
Apr18 2.37
Jan18 0.96

The dividend per share is currently 0.56, which is a dividend yield of 2.36%. Also, the payout ratio is 25.57%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 62.27, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 61.91%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 33,550,293, which was 4.16% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.99. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.68.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 41.52%, return on assets is 8.17%, profit margin is 1.27%, price-to-sales is 0.23 and price-to-book is 2.43.

Company Scores:

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

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