Analyst Ratings for Kroger Co. (KR)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. KR had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 9 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 13 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 5 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

KR was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 34, which equates to a potential upside of 41.96 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 20, which equates to a potential downside of -16.49 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.25 percent. That number becomes -15.8 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.25 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -9.97 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of KR to grow at a rate of 20.94 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of KR is 0.69.

In the last 52-weeks, KR has achieved a high of 36.44 and a low of 20.46. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 17.06 percent, and 34.28 percent lower than its 52-week high. KR has a price/earnings ratio of 14.38. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KR value stock report compares KR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of KR is $21.29 billion. KR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.