Kroger Company ( KR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.185 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2015. Shareholders who purchased KR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12.12% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of KR was $70.85, representing a -1.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.91 and a 96.91% increase over the 52 week low of $35.98.
KR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Whole Foods Market, Inc. ( WFM ) and Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao ( CBD ). KR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.22. Zacks Investment Research reports KR's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 18.7%, compared to an industry average of -12.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to KR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KR as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ( PBJ )
- First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund ( FXG )
- SPDR MFS Systematic Growth Equity ETF ( SYG )
- SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF ( SYE )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SYE with an increase of 10.33% over the last 100 days. PBJ has the highest percent weighting of KR at 6.08%.