Some [market_watch ticker=KR item=num_an value=”25″] analysts have recommended on the stock of [market_watch ticker=KR item=name value=”Kroger Co.”] ([market_watch ticker=KR item=ticker value=”NYSE: KR”]) so far and from them the equity has an average call of [market_watch ticker=KR item=an_recommend value=”Overweight”]. But what does that indicate? It deciphers analysts? recommendations; shareholders should know that 1.00 ? 1.24 implies that a stock is a BUY. Call of 1.75 ? 2.24 implies that an equity is a HOLD. SELL recommendation is represented by numbers 2.75 ? 3.00.
Let?s look into the technical of the stock
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As for the price, analysts project that shares of [market_watch ticker=KR item=name value=”Kroger Co.”] will be trading around $[market_watch ticker=KR item=avg_prc_tgt value=”26.54″] in the next 12 months.
The stock price is influenced by the financial performance and represents investors opinion of its future. That being the case, shareholders should recall that [market_watch ticker=KR item=name value=”Kroger Co.”] posted EPS of $[market_watch ticker=KR item=eps value=”0.33″] in its recent quarter.
The firm recorded the EPS from sales of [market_watch ticker=KR item=sales_mrq value=”36.29B”]%, which increased [market_watch ticker=KR item=rev_grth value=”0.28%”]% from a same period a year ago. Compared to the previous period, the revenue growth jumped/decreased by [market_watch ticker=KR item=grth_dec value=”grow”]%.
[market_watch ticker=KR item=name value=”Kroger Co.”] incurred expenses totaling $[market_watch ticker=KR item=cost_gsold value=”29.02B”] to produce the revenue. Gross profit, which is computed by deducting cost of sales from sales, was $[market_watch ticker=KR item=gross_income value=”7.27B”].
Analysts on the average are projecting [market_watch ticker=KR item=name value=”Kroger Co.”] to post EPS of $[market_watch ticker=KR item=eps_forecast value=”0.40″] in the ongoing quarter.
Does [market_watch ticker=KR item=name value=”Kroger Co.”] have the capacity to surpass expectations? Casting an eye on the firm?s liquidity position, you note that the firm generated net cash of $[market_watch ticker=KR item=net_op_cash value=”2.35B”] from its operations in the previous quarter, resulting in free cash flow of $[market_watch ticker=KR item=free_cash_flow value=”1.53B”]. Net change in cash came at $[market_watch ticker=KR item=net_change_cash value=”76M”].
Furthermore, the firm?s asset position was $[market_watch ticker=KR item=total_assets value=”35.8B”] at the close of the latest quarter. But [market_watch ticker=KR item=name value=”Kroger Co.”] is carrying liabilities totaling $[market_watch ticker=KR item=total_liab value=”29.66B”].
The firm ended the latest quarter with diluted due shares of [market_watch ticker=KR item=total_do_shares value=”925M”].