Kroger Co.

KR-N

NYSE:KR

29.13
0.13 (0.45%)
The Kroger Company, or simply Kroger, is an American retailing company founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 24, 2009
(A Top Pick Aug 12/08. down 28.07%.) Biggest retail grocer in North America and the only one that did not lose market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Earnings and same store sales continue to come in above expectations. Has languished because of a flight to risk and grocery stores are the ultimate anti-risk. Still a Buy.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
August 24, 2009
(A Top Pick Aug 12/08. down 28.07%.) Biggest retail grocer in North America and the only one that did not lose market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Earnings and same store sales continue to come in above expectations. Has languished because of a flight to risk and grocery stores are the ultimate anti-risk. Still a Buy.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 8, 2009
(A Top Pick June 13/08. Down 17.74%.) Largest supermarket chain in the US. Profits and margins have been increasing. Never lost market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Earnings continue to do well. Stock got hit when money moved out of defensive stocks.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
June 8, 2009
(A Top Pick June 13/08. Down 17.74%.) Largest supermarket chain in the US. Profits and margins have been increasing. Never lost market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Earnings continue to do well. Stock got hit when money moved out of defensive stocks.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 14, 2008
(Top Pick Oct 23/07, Down 9%). In bad times people eat at home more. There is food inflation, which is good for grocers. They also win as people move down to private label. They have strong private label program.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
October 14, 2008
(Top Pick Oct 23/07, Down 9%). In bad times people eat at home more. There is food inflation, which is good for grocers. They also win as people move down to private label. They have strong private label program.
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TOP PICK
August 12, 2008
Largest supermarket chain in the US. The only chain in history that has not lost market share to Wal-Mart. Have been gaining market share lately and have been gaining their earnings. Reinstated the dividend. In a slowing economy they have been building up their private label business and it is now 25% of their business.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
August 12, 2008
Largest supermarket chain in the US. The only chain in history that has not lost market share to Wal-Mart. Have been gaining market share lately and have been gaining their earnings. Reinstated the dividend. In a slowing economy they have been building up their private label business and it is now 25% of their business.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 13, 2008
His 3 Top Picks are inflation hedges. The only food retailer in North America not to lose market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Continuing to gain sales and market share and profitability.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
June 13, 2008
His 3 Top Picks are inflation hedges. The only food retailer in North America not to lose market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Continuing to gain sales and market share and profitability.
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TOP PICK
May 28, 2008
Biggest supermarket chain in the US. Never lost market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Now that margins are expanding they are starting to make a lot of money. Food retailers generally like food inflation.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
May 28, 2008
Biggest supermarket chain in the US. Never lost market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Now that margins are expanding they are starting to make a lot of money. Food retailers generally like food inflation.
BUY
BUY
April 25, 2008
Good, well run company. Have been successful in dealing with Wal-Mart (WMT-N) for a long time. If you want to stay in the food sector, this would be a safe bet.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
April 25, 2008
Good, well run company. Have been successful in dealing with Wal-Mart (WMT-N) for a long time. If you want to stay in the food sector, this would be a safe bet.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 18, 2008
Retail has been under pressure for over a year. Food retailers have been under even more pressure. Food prices are rising very rapidly. Grocery business is a micro margin one. With increasing costs, it is very difficult to pass this on to the consumer.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
April 18, 2008
Retail has been under pressure for over a year. Food retailers have been under even more pressure. Food prices are rising very rapidly. Grocery business is a micro margin one. With increasing costs, it is very difficult to pass this on to the consumer.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 18, 2008
Retail has been under pressure for over a year. Food retailers have been under even more pressure. Food prices are rising very rapidly. Grocery business is a micro margin one. With increasing costs, it is very difficult to pass this on to the consumer.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
April 18, 2008
Retail has been under pressure for over a year. Food retailers have been under even more pressure. Food prices are rising very rapidly. Grocery business is a micro margin one. With increasing costs, it is very difficult to pass this on to the consumer.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 18, 2007
Largest supermarket chain in the US. Only one that successfully taken on Wal-Mart and beat them back. Profits continue to go up. Initiated a dividend. Margins are increasing. Got hit last week. Reported better than expected earnings but the market penalized it because part of that was from lower taxes.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
December 18, 2007
Largest supermarket chain in the US. Only one that successfully taken on Wal-Mart and beat them back. Profits continue to go up. Initiated a dividend. Margins are increasing. Got hit last week. Reported better than expected earnings but the market penalized it because part of that was from lower taxes.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 23, 2007
They haven't lost market share to Walmart. Sales and margins are growing. Risks are there are some labour disputes. He bought in the teens.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
October 23, 2007
They haven't lost market share to Walmart. Sales and margins are growing. Risks are there are some labour disputes. He bought in the teens.
PAST TOP PICK
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September 27, 2007
(A Top Pick July 5/06. Up 29.2%.) Has been doing well because it is in consumer staples, a defensive area. The 200-day moving average is still rising. Still a Buy.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
September 27, 2007
(A Top Pick July 5/06. Up 29.2%.) Has been doing well because it is in consumer staples, a defensive area. The 200-day moving average is still rising. Still a Buy.
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June 12, 2007
The only North American retail that has gained market share against Walmart. Risk is labor negotiations in California.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
June 12, 2007
The only North American retail that has gained market share against Walmart. Risk is labor negotiations in California.
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May 30, 2007
The largest grocer in North America. The only one that has successfully taken on Wal-Mart. Expanding its margins. Same-store sales growth is increasing. Expect the dividend will be increased.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
May 30, 2007
The largest grocer in North America. The only one that has successfully taken on Wal-Mart. Expanding its margins. Same-store sales growth is increasing. Expect the dividend will be increased.
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February 12, 2007
The largest supermarket chain in the US. The only chain to not lose sales to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). They are now growing their margins.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
February 12, 2007
The largest supermarket chain in the US. The only chain to not lose sales to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). They are now growing their margins.
BUY
BUY
July 11, 2006
Only supermarket chain in the US that did not lose market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Suffered on their profits, but Wal-Mart is now raising prices that allows Kroger to make more money. Have instituted a dividend, paying down debt and buying back shares.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
July 11, 2006
Only supermarket chain in the US that did not lose market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). Suffered on their profits, but Wal-Mart is now raising prices that allows Kroger to make more money. Have instituted a dividend, paying down debt and buying back shares.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 5, 2006
At the tail end of a bull market, the consumer staple stocks do well. In the US, all the staple stocks are starting to do better. Get it out if it hits $19.50.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
July 5, 2006
At the tail end of a bull market, the consumer staple stocks do well. In the US, all the staple stocks are starting to do better. Get it out if it hits $19.50.
BUY
BUY
September 28, 2005
A good holding in the US food sector.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
September 28, 2005
A good holding in the US food sector.
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May 25, 2005
The largest supermarket chain in the US. None of the analysts like it, but they are wrong. The only chain in the US that has not lost market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). It has cost them on the margins. Thinks the margins are going to start to improve here. Lots of cash flow. In the near future they are going to build instituted dividends.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
May 25, 2005
The largest supermarket chain in the US. None of the analysts like it, but they are wrong. The only chain in the US that has not lost market share to Wal-Mart (WMT-N). It has cost them on the margins. Thinks the margins are going to start to improve here. Lots of cash flow. In the near future they are going to build instituted dividends.
BUY
BUY
May 17, 2005
The only supermarket chain that has withstood the onslaught of Wal Mart and not lost sales to them. Had to give up margins, but thinks that will start coming back.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
May 17, 2005
The only supermarket chain that has withstood the onslaught of Wal Mart and not lost sales to them. Had to give up margins, but thinks that will start coming back.
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April 13, 2005
Largest grocery chain in the US. A Buy and put away stock. The only food retailer in the US that has not lost market share to Wal-Mart. Generate tons of cash. High return on equity. Have bought back lots of stock. Pay down lots of debt. Expects they will pay a dividend soon. Not expensive. Very little downside.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
April 13, 2005
Largest grocery chain in the US. A Buy and put away stock. The only food retailer in the US that has not lost market share to Wal-Mart. Generate tons of cash. High return on equity. Have bought back lots of stock. Pay down lots of debt. Expects they will pay a dividend soon. Not expensive. Very little downside.
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PAST TOP PICK
March 12, 2004
(A top pick Feb 11/04. Down 11 1/2%.) Involved in the strike and took a big hit in earnings.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
March 12, 2004
(A top pick Feb 11/04. Down 11 1/2%.) Involved in the strike and took a big hit in earnings.
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TOP PICK
February 11, 2004
largest super-market chain in America. Stock has been going side ways because of union strike.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
February 11, 2004
largest super-market chain in America. Stock has been going side ways because of union strike.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 17, 2003
(Was a top pick on Aug 21. Down 32%.) US supermarkets have been a disappointment. Not buying more, but still holding.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
April 17, 2003
(Was a top pick on Aug 21. Down 32%.) US supermarkets have been a disappointment. Not buying more, but still holding.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 4, 2002
Prefers Safeway and Ahold. Too much competition from Wal Mart. Can't see growth.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
October 4, 2002
Prefers Safeway and Ahold. Too much competition from Wal Mart. Can't see growth.
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TOP PICK
September 13, 2002
10 X earnings. Very cheap. Try to buy at $18.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
September 13, 2002
10 X earnings. Very cheap. Try to buy at $18.
BUY
BUY
March 18, 2002
Good business. Low multiples.
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Kroger Co. (KR-N)
March 18, 2002
Good business. Low multiples.
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