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Kroger Co. (KR)

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  • Thu, Jun. 25, 11:50 AM
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  • Thu, Jun. 18, 8:48 AM
    • Kroger (NYSE:KR) reports identical store sales rose 5.7% in FQ1 (ex-fuel).
    • FIFO gross margin rate -7 bps to 22.1%.
    • Operating expense rate -15 bps.
    • Rent expenses were flat at 0.7% of total sales.
    • Guidance: Kroger sees FY15 EPS of $3.80-$3.90 vs. $3.87 consensus.The view on comp sales is lifted by the company to a range of 3.5%-4.5% vs. 3.0%-4.0% prior.
    • Previously: Kroger beats by $0.03, misses on revenue
    • KR +2.39% premarket to $74.65.
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  • Mon, May 11, 10:52 AM
    • Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) is up 13.3% after reports on a merger with Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY +3.8%) drove up shares listed in Europe earlier today.
    • The talk of industry consolidation has some other U.S. grocery stocks ahead of market averages as well.
    • Grocery gainers: Kroger (NYSE:KR) +1.0%, Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) +1.2%, Roundy's (NYSE:RNDY) +1.0%, Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) +1.0%, Fairway Group (NASDAQ:FWM) +0.9%, Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) +9.8% with earnings also a factor.
    • Previously: Ahold, Delhaize surge on merger reports
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  • Thu, Mar. 5, 12:44 PM
    • Strong reports from Kroger and Delhaize are helping to provide a lift for the grocery store sector.
    • Earlier this week, privately-owned Publix reported comparable-store sales rose 6.4% in Q4.
    • Comps are on the rise and margin gains are being squeezed out by operators off of the sales leverage.
    • Solid gains for the day on strong volume are being seen up and down the group: Kroger (NYSE:KR+4.9%, Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM+1.6%, Supervalu (NYSE:SVU+1.5%, Delhaize (NYSE:DEG+3.7%, The Fresh Market (NASDAQ:TFM+1.2%, Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA+2.3%, Fairway Group (NASDAQ:FWM+2.6%, Roundy's (NYSE:RNDY+14.9%.
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  • Thu, Mar. 5, 12:03 PM
    • Kroger (KR +5.2%) jets higher on strong volume after another powerful earnings report.
    • The company reported identical-supermarket sales rose by 6% (ex-fuel) during the quarter.
    • Key acquisitions Harris Teeter and Vitacost also paid off.
    • Kroger sees identical-supermarket sales growth of 3% to 4% next year.
    • Victory lap: The death-by-Walmart argument that was thrown around on Kroger a few years ago appears to be soundly defeated.
    • Shares of Kroger hit an all-time high of $74.32 earlier today.
    • Previously: Kroger beats by $0.14, beats on revenue
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  • Thu, Mar. 5, 9:15 AM
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  • Thu, Mar. 5, 8:42 AM
    • Kroger (NYSE:KR): Q4 EPS of $1.04 beats by $0.14.
    • Revenue of $25.21B (+8.6% Y/Y) beats by $80M.
    • Shares +2.25% PM.
    • Press Release
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  • Dec. 10, 2014, 10:22 AM
    • The S&P 500 Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is up 0.3% today despite the negative action in the broader market.
    • A forecast for sustained lower oil prices is the major reason for the upswing.
    • Top 20 XRT holdings showing gains: Limited Brands (LB +0.6%), Whole Foods Markets (WFM +0.4%), Casey's General Stores (CASY +0.3%), Ross Stores (ROST +0.7%), Kroger (KR +0.9%), Advance Auto Parts (AAP +0.4%), Target (TGT +0.4%), Zumiez (ZUMZ +0.3%), CST Brands (CST +1.3%).
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  • Dec. 4, 2014, 8:40 AM
    • Kroger (NYSE:KR) reports identical-supermarket sales rose 5.6% in Q3 to extend an impressive streak of 44 straight quarters with a positive comp.
    • The company says its FIFO gross margin rate fell 2 bps to 21.24% in the quarter.
    • FY14 EPS guidance is raised to $3.32-$3.36 vs. $3.22-$3.28 prior and $3.29 consensus.
    • KR +4.0% premarket.
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  • Dec. 4, 2014, 8:32 AM
    • Kroger (NYSE:KR): Q3 EPS of $0.69 beats by $0.08.
    • Revenue of $25B (+11.1% Y/Y) in-line.
    • Shares +2.5% PM.
    • Press Release
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  • Jul. 2, 2014, 10:57 AM
    • Shares of Vitamin Shoppe (VSI -1.9%) and GNC Holdings (GNC -0.8%) slip lower in what appears to be a reaction to competitive threat posed by the acquisition of Vitacost.com (VITC +27.1%) by Kroger (KR -0.2%).
    • Retail analysts think deal looks like a strategic fit for Kroger with the e-commerce platform and linked fulfillment centers form Vitacost giving it plenty of new growth channels.
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  • Jul. 2, 2014, 8:10 AM
    • Kroger (KR) agrees to buy Vitacost.com (VITC) for $8 per share in a $280M deal.
    • The transaction is expected to close in Q3.
    • Vitacost.com will operate as a subsidiary of Kroger and beef up the grocery store operator's e-commerce presence considerably.
    • VITC +20.4% premarket
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  • Jun. 19, 2014, 8:46 AM
    • Kroger (KR) raises its full-year EPS guidance to $3.19-$3.27 vs. $3.14-$3.24 prior and $3.22 consensus.
    • The grocery store operator sees identical supermarket sales growth of 3% to 4% for the fiscal year.
    • Previous: FQ1 earnings, details
    • KR +5.7% premarket
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  • Jun. 19, 2014, 8:33 AM
    • Kroger Co. (KR): Q1 EPS of $1.09 beats by $0.04.
    • Revenue of $32.96B (+9.7% Y/Y) beats by $370M.
    • Shares +4.2% PM.
    • Press Release
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  • Mar. 7, 2014, 9:20 AM
    • Kroger (KR) isn't expected to come in with an over-the-top bid for all of Safeway (SWY), according to a CNBC report.
    • KR +0.7% premarket while SWY is down 3.2% to $38.20.
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  • Mar. 6, 2014, 3:58 PM
    • Shares of Kroger (KR -0.6%) are down slightly from their daily highs after the WSJ reports that Cerberus has struck a deal for Safeway at $40 per share.
    • Kroger was thought to be more interested in buying pieces of Safeway rather than bid for the whole company.
    • Earlier: Kroger's earnings and guidance impress
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Company Description
The Kroger Co operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States. It also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets.
Sector: Services
Industry: Grocery Stores
Country: United States