KR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Amazon Unveils Three Glimpses of Retail's Future

    December 29, 2016
    It's reinventing retailing with streaming video, drone delivery and grocery stores without checkouts
  2. Kroger Makes Voluntary Retirement Offers to 2,000

    December 16, 2016
    Supermarket chain Kroger (NYSE: KR) has decided to offer some employees -- those not directly working on its store floor ...
  3. Amazon Testing Out its Muscle in Grocery Market (AMZN, KR)

    December 6, 2016
    A new grocery store concept might change the entire industry.
  4. How Long Will the Deflation Cycle Hurt Kroger? (KR)

    December 1, 2016
    Kroger is up against a powerful deflationary force. Should investors ride it out?
  5. Kroger: The Inflation and Deflation Debate (KR)

    November 23, 2016
    It’s a confusing situation with a simple conclusion.
  6. Kroger is Moving Shopping into the 21st Century (KR)

    November 16, 2016
    Kroger is going to change the way you shop for groceries. Will it work?
  7. Kroger Looking at Strategic Moves to Gain Market Share (KR)

    November 10, 2016
    Kroger it on a Marketplace rampage. The future vision is clear. Here’s the latest example.
  8. Attention Shoppers: Kroger Closing Louisville Store (KR)

    November 8, 2016
    One store is closing for two simple reasons: Lower traffic and ten years of declining profit, according to a company spokesman. ...
  9. Whole Foods Bottom Is Still Not a Buy Signal (WFM)

    November 3, 2016
    Whole Foods Market has finally bottomed out, but it may take years to heal severe technical damage incurred in the last three ...
  10. Steady Growth in a Time of Increased Competition (KR, AMZN)

    November 2, 2016
    There’s a good reason why.
  11. Even More Convenience for the Online Food Shopper (KR, WMT)

    October 25, 2016
    Order online, pick-up at store. Simple, but there are a few big problems.
  12. Amazon to Give Grocers All They Can Eat (WFM)

    October 12, 2016
    Figuratively, not literally. If successful, this could have a significant long-term impact on the supermarket scene.
  13. Stocks: 3Q Winners and Losers

    October 3, 2016
    The winning stocks during the third quarter reflected investors' increasing willingness to take risks
  14. 5 Things CPG Companies Can Do to Win More Growth (AMZN, KR)

    September 12, 2016
    This summary of McKinsey's report details the five imperatives consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can employ to obtain ...
  15. Grocery Stocks Fall; Target and Wal-Mart Immune (TGT, WMT)

    September 8, 2016
    Grocery stocks have tumbled this week but Target and Wal-Mart have barely been affected.
  16. Kroger Introducing "Affordable" Cage-Free Eggs

    September 7, 2016
    Supermarket chain Kroger (NYSE: KR) hopes to increase customer interest in cage-free eggs by introducing an "affordable" ...
  17. Why Pepsico Thinks People Want Organic Gatorade

    September 2, 2016
    Gatorade hardly seems like a brand that should be associated with the word "organic." The Pepsico (NYSE: PEP) line features ...
  18. Deflation & Inflation:Supermarkets vs. Restaurants

    August 19, 2016
    Is a widening gap in price differential at supermarkets and restaurants the beginning of a trend?
  19. Top 5 Grocery Stocks of 2016 (KR, WFM)

    August 16, 2016
    Learn why grocery stocks are often overlooked by investors. Explore five grocery companies that may be suitable defensive ...
  20. Kroger Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (KR)

    August 10, 2016
    Kroger will send its dividend payment on August 29 to shareholders of record as of August 15.
  21. 5 Stocks Being Unfairly Punished (NFLX,SFM,KR)

    July 7, 2016
    While these stocks are currently moving lower, their underlying businesses remain strong.
  22. Kroger Goes Small With New Convenience Stores

    July 6, 2016
    Supermarket giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) is going where Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) once attempted to tread, and failed: It has opened ...
  23. Are 10 Million Americans About To Be Screwed Out Of Their Pensions? ...

    June 29, 2016
    Earlier this spring, I presented my short call on Kroger (KR), arguing that America’s largest supermarket chain was feeling ...
  24. Grocers Launching Centers of Culinary Excellence

    June 27, 2016
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Kroger (NYSE: KR) are launching new culinary training centers, not to cater to the whims of foodies, ...
  25. Kroger Stock Rises on Buyback, Dividend Hike (KR)

    June 24, 2016
    The nation’s largest supermarket operator announced it plans to increase its dividend by 14%, while adding $500 million shares ...
  26. Kroger Stock Falls on Lowered Price Target (KR)

    June 20, 2016
    Deutsche Bank warned of weaker fuel margins that might impact the grocery chain's full-year forecast, sending Kroger shares ...
  27. Kroger Hits 50 Straight Quarters of Comps Growth

    June 17, 2016
    It's not a feat many companies are able to achieve, and something even more difficult for one that's valued at more than ...
  28. Kroger Stock Rises On Q1 Earnings Beat (KR)

    June 16, 2016
    The grocery store chain reported Q1 earnings results that not only beat Wall Street profit estimates, but also showed improved ...
  29. Kroger Stock Declines Ahead of Q1 Earnings (KR)

    June 15, 2016
    Wall Street expects the consumer goods and produce retailer to deliver a year-over-year increases in both revenue and earnings.
  30. Kroger Drops Its Pay-to-Play Alcohol Shelving Plan

    May 6, 2016
    Obviously, supermarket giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) didn't think this one through: Earlier this year it launched a controversial ...
  31. Wal-Mart to Cut Board of Directors Down to Size

    April 22, 2016
    Amid its struggles to engineer new growth, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) announced it was paring down the size of its board of directors ...
  32. Global Retail Trade: 4 Key Industry Players (WMT, CVS)

    April 19, 2016
    Discover the retail companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and gain a brief description and ...
  33. PWC vs. VTHR: Comparing Total Market ETFs

    April 16, 2016
    Learn about the similarities and differences between PWC and VTHR. Explore the characteristics of the ETFs that impact investor ...
  34. Wal-Mart Joins Conga Line Pledging Cage-Free Eggs

    April 8, 2016
    At this rate, within 10 years, there should only be cage-free eggs on supermarket store shelves and served in restaurants. ...
  35. A Lucky Strike for Kroger in Organic Produce

    April 4, 2016
    Organic produce is looking to become the force that drives supermarket growth in the future, and No. 2 grocery store chain ...
  36. 3 S&P 500 Stocks to Sell Short at the 50-Day EMA

    March 21, 2016
    The 50-day EMA works well with other indicators to identify short sale opportunities with market laggards.
  37. What to Expect From Kroger's Earnings (KR)

    March 2, 2016
    With KR shares surging more than 5% in the past week, it would seem the market expects solid results from the Cincinnati-based ...
  38. Worried About a Recession? Consider These 5 Stocks

    January 28, 2016
    If you're worried about a recession, consider these five stocks that offer resiliency potential.
  39. The World's Top 10 Retailers (WMT, COST)

    December 24, 2015
    Read about some of the top retail companies in the world, and learn a little about the products they sell and the markets ...
  40. Food And Beverage Stocks That Are On The Rise

    December 23, 2015
    We'll take a look at several food and beverage companies that could be worth a closer look heading into 2016.
  41. Costco P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    December 17, 2015
    A quick calculation and analysis of Costco's P/E ratio.
  42. 5 Stocks You Should Buy for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    The stock market might bring some challenges in 2016. Here are five stocks with potential to buck the trend.
  43. The Fresh Market Could Be Up for Sale (TFM, WFM)

    October 20, 2015
    The Fresh Market (NASDAQ: TFM) announced it will conduct a strategic review of its business, which could lead to a sale ...
  44. Can Partnerships Improve Whole Foods Profits? (WFM, KR)

    October 13, 2015
    Shares of Whole Foods Markets (NASDAQ: WFM) have lost a third of their value year-to-date as investors question whether ...
  45. 5 Recession Resistant Industries

    October 1, 2015
    No companies are completely recession proof, but some industries perform better in a weak economy than others.
  46. Second Chance Entries Into Completed Double Tops (MSCC, KR)

    September 21, 2015
    These stocks have already completed double top chart patterns, and are right now offering a second chance to trade it.
  47. Factors Driving Kroger's Success

    August 28, 2015
    Kroger’s focus on optimizing customer experience and cultivating its own product lines has proven to be successful strategy.
  48. Whole Foods Market Crafts Beer Sales in Texas (WFM, KR)

    July 31, 2015
    Craft beer sales continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the industry, and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) plans ...
  49. Analyst Says Hold On Before Buying Whole Foods (WFM, KR)

    July 27, 2015
    At least one analyst does not think there are a whole lot of reasons investors should be buying Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: ...
  50. Don't Underestimate Kroger's Retail Power

    July 21, 2015
    The grocery chain Kroger has been growing stronger thanks to strategies such as holding down costs, acquisitions, and a focus ...
  51. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  52. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    July 17, 2015
    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  53. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    July 1, 2015
    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  54. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores (WMT, KR)

    May 28, 2015
    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  55. Who are Whole Foods' (WFM) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn more about Whole Foods Markets, who insists its products are sustainable. Thanks to the competition, however, its marketing ...
  56. Who are Rite Aid's (RAD) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Learn about Rite Aid Corporation, the third-largest drugstore chain in the United States, and its major competitors in the ...
  57. Top 7 Roth IRA Stocks for 2015

    April 8, 2015
    Looking for stocks with long-term potential for your Roth IRA? Here are the top seven picks for 2015.
  58. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    April 2, 2015
    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  59. Why Now is the Time for Food and Beverage Stocks

    March 20, 2015
    As volatility rears its ugly head, it's natural to investigate stable sectors such as food and beverages. Here's an appropriately-named ...
  60. Now Is The Time To Buy Consumer Staples Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    As the markets have swooned, so have many boring sectors. That includes consumer staples stocks. Still, the sector could ...
  61. It's Time To Check Out Supermarket Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well, much better that the companies that were supposedly going to eat their ...
  62. Kroger Leverages Its Strength To Get Even Stronger

    July 9, 2013
    Buying Harris Teeter could be a very savvy long-term move, but only if Kroger leaves it alone.
  63. AmazonFresh: Good Or Bad Move For The Stock?

    June 5, 2013
    AmazonFresh, Amazon's online grocery business, is moving out of the testing phase and into Los Angeles, and then San Francisco ...
  64. Fairway Group Gets The Green

    April 18, 2013
    Grocery store chain Fairway Group (Nasdaq:FWM) sold 16.7 million shares at $13 in its IPO debut April 16. In its first day ...
  65. Kroger Has The Quality, But Value Is Less Certain

    September 10, 2012
    Kroger's low margins impair its long-term value.
  66. Wal-Mart Laboring From Its Size

    February 24, 2012
    Wal-Mart announced financial results on Feb. 21. Sales growth was robust, but cash flow trends were discouraging.
  67. Deep Discount-To-Book Value Stocks

    August 31, 2010
    With the right company, buying at a discount-to-book value could prove fruitful.
  68. Margin Of Safety Stocks

    July 9, 2010
    Investors will inevitably make mistakes, but whether these will sink their porfolios depends on their margin of safety.
  69. Kroger Co

    December 19, 2007
    On August 14, we mentioned that the bears pushed Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) toward the support of an ascending trendline. We noted ...
  70. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

    July 18, 2006
    With an economic slowdown in the mix, Target may feel the pinch more than investors expect.