KR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Wal-Mart Shuffles Management in Mexico Amid Bribery Charges - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has always remained under media scrutiny due to food scandals, labor disputes, regulatory violations ...
  2. Spectrum Brands (SPB) Sustains Momentum, Hits 52-Week High - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Shares of Spectrum Brands (SPB) hit a 52-week high of $97.29 on Dec 22, 2014, before eventually closing at $96.78. The stock ...
  3. Lowe's to Benefit from Housing Recovery, Hits 52-Week High - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Lowe's (LOW) hit a 52-week high of $67.87 yesterday, before eventually closing at $67.84. This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock ...
  4. Newell (NWL) Rides on Growth Initiatives, Hits 52-Week High - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Newell (NWL) hit a 52-week high of $37.72 yesterday.
  5. Kroger Hits a New 52-Week High on Strong Growth Momentum - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Shares of Kroger (KR) touched a 52-week high of $64.13 on Dec 19, 2014 before eventually closing at $63.55.
  6. Whirlpool (WHR) Hits 52-Week High on Strong Forward Outlook ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) touched a 52-week high of $192.44 on Dec 18, 2014 before eventually closing at $190.52 after ...
  7. Wal-Mart to Heighten Poultry Safety Measures to Curb Risks - ...

    December 19, 2014
    In order to protect consumers against foodborne diseases, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has decided to strengthen its poultry ...
  8. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) Hits 52-Week Low - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) dropped to a 52-week low of $34.55 on Dec 16 and eventually closed at ...
  9. Kroger's Customer 1st Strategy Supports Consistent Growth - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    A dominant position among the nation's largest grocery retailers enables Kroger (KR) to expand its store base and boost market ...
  10. 'Tis The Season For Food And Beverage Stocks

    December 12, 2014
    The holidays tend to be a gift to investors in defensive consumer stocks. Here's a food and beverage sector ETF (and its ...
  11. When To Buy Strongly Performing Stocks

    October 28, 2014
    A number of stocks continue to perform well, reaching new 52-week highs recently. Is there any upside left? Here are some ...
  12. 5 Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Halloween

    October 21, 2014
    The upcoming holiday offers something to look forward to for candy and snack food makers such as Hershey Co (NYSE: FOXA). ...
  13. Barron's Recap: What's Next For Fidelity?

    October 5, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the future of Fidelity, an exclusive interview with Bond King Bill Gross, the Barron's ...
  14. Geopolitics and the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 11, 2014
    Pre-market sentiment is indicating a weak open for today's session, weighed down by Fed and geopolitical concerns.
  15. Looking Ahead to Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    September 10, 2014
    Looking Ahead to Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  16. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  17. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of June 16: FedEx, Oracle ...

    June 14, 2014
    Scheduled quarterly reports from BlackBerry (NASDAQ: earnings front. Analysts are looking for year-over-year growth on the ...
  18. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  19. #PreMarket Primer: Thursday, March 6: Ukrainian Crisis Pressures ...

    March 6, 2014
    The Obama administration has come under pressure to ease regulations on US natural gas exports in light of the current situation ...
  20. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of December 2

    December 1, 2013
    Quarterly reports from retailers Kroger (NYSE: DG) will be among the highlights this week. A couple of Chinese solar companies ...
  21. Consumer staples could still be a value based on historical data. Investors may not want to abandon the producers of toilet paper, cereals and cigarettes just yet.

    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 ...
  22. Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well and it might be time to take a closer look at Safeway.

    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 ...
  23. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  24. 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.
  25. Walmart Boosts Shareholder Return - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The board of Walmart has authorized the repurchase of $15 million worth of shares. This new buyback program will replace ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Strong Growth Can Help United Natural Foods Grow Into Its Multiple

    May 29, 2013
    United Natural Foods continues to grow at a double-digit rate, but the valuation is already rich.
  28. The Fresh Market Facing Its First Real Challenge

    May 29, 2013
    If The Fresh Market can reignite its comp-store growth, momentum investors should return.
  29. 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 ...
  30. Walmart Joins Health Care Program - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to join the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative (APII) ...
  31. Cerberus to Buy Parts of Supervalu - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Rumor has it that leading grocery chain Supervalu Inc. (SVU) has finally found a potential buyer in private equity firm Cerberus ...
  32. Earnings Preview: Kroger - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    The Kroger Company (KR), one of the largest grocery retailers and an S&P 500 company, is slated to report its first-quarter ...
  33. Kroger Has The Quality, But Value Is Less Certain

    September 10, 2012
    Kroger's low margins impair its long-term value.
  34. Kroger Second Quarter Earnings Preview

    September 4, 2012
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) will release its second quarter results on Friday, September 7, 2012. Analysts are expecting the company ...
  35. Supervalu Fires CEO, Hires Chairman

    August 1, 2012
    Supervalu fired its CEO replacing the Walmart veteran with Chairman Wayne Sales.
  36. Kroger Treads Neutral Path - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    The Kroger Company (KR) holds a significant position among the nation's largest grocery retailers, and remains committed ...
  37. The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    June 1, 2012
    The Fresh Market is posting great growth, as revenue rose nearly 23% this quarter and comp-store sales rose more than 8%, ...
  38. McCormick Looking Overcooked

    April 2, 2012
    McCormick looks expensive at the earnings multiple, but does have a very solid track record of leveraging mid-single-digit ...
  39. Food Plays: Go To The Source

    February 28, 2012
    Aside from grocery stores, there are excellent investment considerations for investors to think about to take advantage of ...
  40. Wal-Mart Rolls On

    February 24, 2012
    Wal-Mart executes again.
  41. 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.
  42. Coinstar Crushes It

    February 8, 2012
    2012 is set to be a marquee year for Coinstar thanks to strategic investments.
  43. Winn-Dixie Gets An Early Gift

    December 23, 2011
    Winn-Dixie gets a sizable premium to sell out.
  44. Consolidating For Further Upside?

    December 21, 2011
    These four stocks are moving in a tight channel near recent highs.
  45. The Fresh Market Is A Breath Of Fresh Growth

    December 1, 2011
    The Fresh Market is a legit growth concept, but an expensive one.
  46. Winn Dixie Drives Sales, Now Time For Profits

    November 2, 2011
    Coming out of a bankruptcy, Winn-Dixie seems to be doing good.
  47. Smart Balance's Healthy Returns

    October 27, 2011
    Smart Balance just bought Glutino. We look at the reasons why it's a buy.
  48. Does The Fresh Market Have A Real Chance?

    September 2, 2011
    This emerging food retailer is growing well, but the valuation seems overripe.
  49. Winn-Dixie Needs An Identity

    August 31, 2011
    Winn-Dixie lacks an identity and operating leverage, but the market's valuation is rock-bottom.
  50. Heed the Wisdom of Crowds

    August 17, 2011
    Paul Winkler, an advisor, coach, and TV and radio host in Nashville, says things usually end badly for investors who try ...
  51. Weis Markets Takes A Different Approach

    July 21, 2011
    Weis Markets posted a second quarter with essentially flat earnings, though revenue increased. The grocery chain has again ...
  52. NCR Buys Its Way Into Another Vertical

    July 13, 2011
    NCR has had a decent run this year, and as such, the stock is not notably cheap.
  53. GNC's Solid IPO

    April 7, 2011
    Vitamin and nutritional supplement retailer took a long, strange trip to finally arrive at its IPO last week.
  54. PetSmart A Model Of Consistency

    March 9, 2011
    Judging by its sales record, PetSmart didn't miss a beat during the credit crisis.
  55. SUPERVALU's Struggles

    January 14, 2011
    SUPERVALU's stock could rise sharply if operating trends improve, but for now it remains in freefall.
  56. Store Improvements Driving Target's Upside

    November 18, 2010
    Target's stock is currently bumping up against its highs for the year, but there is reason to believe it could go higher. ...
  57. Cash Flow Improving At Kroger

    September 20, 2010
    Kroger completed another quarter of respectable, yet unspectacular growth.
  58. Finding Nuggets In The Alaska Permanent Fund

    September 16, 2010
    Check out some the top picks from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Will they pay off or are they just fool's gold?
  59. Deep Discount-To-Book Value Stocks

    August 31, 2010
    With the right company, buying at a discount-to-book value could prove fruitful.
  60. Weis Markets Earns Its Way Among The Grocery Titans

    July 15, 2010
    Overlooked grocery store operator Weis Markets delivered another strong earnings quarter.
  61. 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.
  62. Continue Making Money From RFID

    March 25, 2010
    RFID technology seems to be the future for many businesses, but is now the best time to buy into this innovative advancement? ...
  63. Sysco Delivers The Goods

    February 3, 2010
    Sysco's valuable assets and excellent future growth potential comes at a reasonable price, despite shares currently trading ...
  64. Sell Off at Kroger Overdone

    December 10, 2009
    Kroger's low valuation makes its investment drawbacks less worrisome,
  65. Playing The Recovery With Consumer Discretionary

    October 29, 2009
    If the economy is coming back these ETFs will do well.
  66. Defined-Contribution Plans And The 11-K

    October 8, 2009
    Defined contribution plans are an important part of American retirement savings.
  67. A Grocer For Hungry Investors

    September 21, 2009
    Kroger recently missed earnings estimates, which might provide a great buying opportunity for investors.
  68. Whole Foods: The Business Vs. The Stock

    May 25, 2009
    Liking a company and liking their stock are two very different things. This simple fact can help you make smart stock decisions. ...
  69. Make Money From RFID

    April 2, 2009
    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a new technology that will save retailers a fortune. We take a look at the manufacturers ...
  70. Grocery Stocks On Or Off The Shelf?

    March 3, 2009
    A look at the how some supermarkets/food companies are doing in light of a potential price war in the grocery store industry. ...
  71. Schiff Nutrition Looks Healthy

    July 29, 2008
    Nutritional products are big business lately. We'll look at a small-cap with a lot of cash that could be a bargain right ...
  72. Scanning For Supermarket Stocks

    July 11, 2008
    We examine a Southern California grocery chain that's doing just fine in this economy, but it's not who you think.
  73. 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 ...
  74. Safeway A Safe Play (SWY)

    October 19, 2007
    Safeway is coming off a solid third quarter, and management has provided an encouraging outlook for the remainder of the ...
  75. 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.
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