Alert: Rating Downgrade (4/13/18)-The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR).


Kroger Co. (The) (NYSE: KR)



Stock Rating Downgrade

Reflecting eroding fundamentals and low Appreciation Potential, of late the Value Trend Rating for The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) . KR’s current Value Trend Rating is C and the prior Rating was B. Details supporting this lower rating are included in our next report.

Recent Price Action

Kroger Co stock rose modestly on 4/13/18. The shares rose 0.6%, closing at $23.73. However, trading volume was exceptionally low at 50% of normal. The stock has been strong relative to the market over the last nine months but is unchanged during the last week.

Current PriceTarget Research Rating

Reflecting future returns on capital that are forecasted to exceed the cost of capital, KR is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder.

Kroger has a current Value Trend Rating of C (High Neutral). The Value Trend Rating reflects inconsistent signals from PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s attractiveness. Kroger has a neutral Appreciation Score of 52 but a good Power Rating of 73, producing the High Neutral Value Trend Rating.

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During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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