In the past week, KR stock has gone down by -3.30%, with a monthly decline of -4.63% and a quarterly plunge of -10.45%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.88%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.67% for Kroger Co. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -4.47% for KR’s stock, with a -8.91% simple moving average for the past 200 days.
Is It Worth Investing in Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) Right Now?
The price-to-earnings ratio for Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is 19.02x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for KR is 0.46. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 12 as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”
The average price recommended by analysts for Kroger Co. (KR) is $50.83, which is $8.39 above the current market price. The public float for KR is 713.83M and currently, short sellers hold a 2.78% of that float. On November 20, 2023, KR’s average trading volume was 4.57M shares.
KR) stock’s latest price update
Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR)’s stock price has decreased by -0.52 compared to its previous closing price of 42.66. However, the company has seen a -3.30% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. InvestorPlace reported 2023-11-18 that Ahead of potentially troubled waters, investors ought to consider the wisdom – and the great bargain – behind undervalued Warren Buffett stocks. Now’s also a good time to consider aligning with the Oracle of Omaha, as the underlying Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B ) conglomerate recently updated its holdings via a 13F filing, per CNBC.
Analysts’ Opinion of KR
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KR stocks, with HSBC Securities repeating the rating for KR by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for KR in the upcoming period, according to HSBC Securities is $52 based on the research report published on September 22, 2023 of the current year 2023.
KR Trading at -5.25% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought KR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -15.81% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 1.67%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.88%, as shares sank -3.83% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -9.59% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, KR fell by -3.30%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -5.63% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $44.34. In addition, Kroger Co. saw -4.80% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KR starting from FIKE CARIN L, who sale 4,798 shares at the price of $45.52 back on Sep 22. After this action, FIKE CARIN L now owns 4,156 shares of Kroger Co., valued at $218,417 using the latest closing price.
FIKE CARIN L, the Vice President and Treasurer of Kroger Co., sale 6,000 shares at $46.50 during a trade that took place back on Sep 15, which means that FIKE CARIN L is holding 44,090 shares at $279,004 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for KR
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +3.06 for the present operating margin
- +19.43 for the gross margin
The net margin for Kroger Co. stands at +1.50. The total capital return value is set at 15.03, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.78. Equity return is now at value 15.93, with 3.27 for asset returns.
Based on Kroger Co. (KR), the company’s capital structure generated 203.27 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 67.03. Total debt to assets is 39.10, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 183.63. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 60.55.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.33, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.40. The receivables turnover for the company is 73.00 and the total asset turnover is 2.85. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.74.
To wrap up, the performance of Kroger Co. (KR) has been bad in recent times. The stock has received a bullish of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.