Wall Street’s Sentiment on Kroger Stock Is Positive
In this article, we’ll look at Wall Street analysts’ recommendations and current valuations for Kroger (KR). Kroger is covered by 25 analysts.
Kroger (KR) stock has done better than its supermarket peers over the last three years. Its share price has risen 75% since the beginning of 2014.
While Kroger (KR) successfully maintained strong top line growth during the first nine months of 2017, persistent deflation and rising competition started eating at its bottom line.
Despite ongoing deflationary headwinds and competitive challenges in the food retail sector (XRT), Kroger (KR) posted three strong quarters in fiscal 2017.
Kroger’s (KR) same-store sales have witnessed a slowdown recently. Its sales comps have fallen continuously in the last five quarters.
The Kroger Company (KR), America’s largest supermarket company, is scheduled to report its fiscal 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 results on March 2, 2017.
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Walmart (WMT) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 4Q17 results on February 21.
Walmart (WMT) continues to focus on enhancing its online channels to attract more consumers and also to fight intense competition from online retailers like Amazon (AMZN).
Walmart (WMT) has exceeded analysts’ earnings estimates in the last five consecutive quarters.
Currency headwinds, competition from online retailers like Amazon (AMZN), and food deflation have been putting pressure on Walmart’s revenue in recent quarters.
In the first nine months of fiscal 2017, which ended on October 31, 2016, Walmart’s revenue rose 0.7% to $354.9 billion.
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