NEW YORK, December 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com revisits the Grocery Stores segment which operates retail stores that offer a general selection of food products. As per First Research's industry profile released in November, global grocery store and supermarket sales total over $2 trillion annually, with the leading 15 retailers accounting for more than 30% of worldwide sales. In the US, the retail Grocery industry includes about 65,000 supermarkets and other grocery stores with combined annual revenue of about $600 billion. Research reports have been issued on the following equities: The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU), and Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM). You can access of our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:
Ohio headquartered The Kroger Co.'s shares saw a drop of 1.61%, finishing Monday's trading session at $34.22. A total volume of 10.58 million shares was traded. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has advanced 4.11% and 10.98%, respectively. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.62% and 0.19%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Kroger, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 59.06.
On December 02nd, 2016, research firm Pivotal Research Group downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Hold'. The research firm also revised downwards its previous target price from $38 to $35.
On December 06th, 2016, Kroger announced its succession plan for group Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. The company stated that Kevin Dougherty, 63, group Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, will retire on January 27th, 2017. Yael Cosset, 43, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Information Officer of 84.51°, will succeed Mr. Dougherty effective upon his retirement. Mr. Dougherty joined Kroger in 2001 as Vice President of supply chain operations. He was promoted to group Vice President of logistics in 2004, before being named group Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2010. Visit us today and download your complete report on KR for free at:
Whole Foods Market
On Monday, shares in Texas headquartered Whole Foods Market Inc. recorded a trading volume of 6.50 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 5.23 million shares. The stock ended the session 3.12% lower at $31.04. The Company's shares have gained 3.19% in the last one month and 11.39% over the previous three months. The stock is trading 4.86% above its 50-day moving average and 1.32% above its 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Whole Foods Market, which operates natural and organic foods supermarkets, have an RSI of 54.59.
On November 02nd, 2016, Whole Foods reported that for Q4 FY16 total sales increased to a record $3.5 billion, while comparable store sales decreased 2.6%. The company's net income for Q4 FY16 was $88 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.28. For Q4 FY16, Whole Food's EBITDA was $276 million, or 7.9% of sales, and return on invested capital was 13%. During Q4 FY16, Whole Foods produced $352 million in cash flow from operations, invested $195 million in capital expenditures, returned $44 million in quarterly dividends to shareholders, and repurchased $15 million, or 0.5 million shares of common stock. The complimentary research report on WFM can be accessed at:
Shares in Eden Prairie, Minnesota headquartered SUPERVALU Inc. closed at $4.81, down 1.23% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.55 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.34% in the past month and 2.34% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 2.17% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of SUPERVALU, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery wholesaler and retailer in the US, have an RSI of 51.84.
On December 05th, 2016, SUPERVALU announced that it has finalized the sale of its Save-A-Lot business to an affiliate of Onex Corporation for $1.365 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. In connection with the closing of the sale, SUPERVALU and Save-A-Lot have entered into a five-year professional services agreement pursuant to which SUPERVALU will continue providing certain back office services to Save-A-Lot. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the PDF research report on SVU at:
Sprouts Farmers Market
At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Phoenix, Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. ended 4.38% lower at $20.09 with a total trading volume of 1.97 million shares. The stock has advanced 4.53% in the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 5.58%. Furthermore, shares of Sprouts Farmers Market, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of fresh, natural, and organic food in the US, have an RSI of 38.24. Get free access to your research report on SFMat:
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