Kroger Company (The)(KR) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.43% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.45. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.12. Kroger Company (The) has a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.55% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.48. Kroger Company (The)(KR) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 17, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.12. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.48. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.43%. Kroger Company (The)(KR) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.22 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.22. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Kroger Company (The)(KR) is at the rate of 18.63% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.69. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.
Kroger Company (The) (NYSE:KR) rose 1.28% or 0.43 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $33.65 the stock was seen hitting $34.27 as a peak level and $33.61 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $33.94. The daily volume was measured at 7,731,097 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $40.91 and the 52-week low is $28.71. The company has a market cap of $31,840 million. Shares of The Kroger Co. appreciated by 1.71% during the last five trading days but lost 2.43% on a 4-week basis. The Kroger Co. has dropped 2.29% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -1.3%.
Currently the company Insiders own 0.85% of Kroger Company (The) shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -8.95% . Institutional Investors own 77.1% of Kroger Company (The) shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -12.34%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Dec 14, 2016, Michael Joseph Donnelly (Executive Vice President) sold 10,000 shares at 34.35 per share price.On Dec 8, 2016, Christopher T Hjelm (Executive Vice President) sold 15,120 shares at 33.25 per share price.On Dec 6, 2016, Oflen Mary Elizabeth Van (Vice President & Controller) sold 14,106 shares at 32.94 per share price.
Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Company shares were Upgraded by Piper Jaffray on Dec 14, 2016 to Neutral, Raises Price Target to $ 34 from a previous price target of $28 .The Kroger Co was Downgraded by Pivotal Research Group on Dec 2, 2016 to Hold, Lowers Price Target to $ 35 from a previous price target of $38 .
The Kroger Co Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Dec 1, 2016. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.41. The company had revenue of $26557.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $26367.41 million. The companys revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 EPS.
Kroger Company is one of the larger grocery retailers in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale by its supermarkets. The company intends to develop new food and convenience store locations and will continue to assess existing stores as to possible replacement, remodeling, enlarging, or closing.