Kroger Co. (KR) is currently at $27.19, up $2.20 or 8.8%

 

-- Would be highest close since March 6, 2019, when it closed at $28.44

-- On pace for largest percent increase since June 21, 2018, when it rose 9.74%

-- Earlier Tuesday, Kroger's board approved a $1 billion share repurchase program, replacing the existing authorization that has about $546 million remaining

-- The company reiterated its 2019 adjusted earnings per share forecast of $2.15 to $2.25. Kroger said it sees 2020 adjusted EPS of $2.30 to $2.40. Kroger also backed its 2019 identical sales growth forecast of 2% to 2.25%. The company said it sees 2020 identical sales growth, excluding fuel, to be greater than 2.25%

-- Down 1.13% year-to-date; on pace for worst year since 2017, when it fell 20.46%

-- Down 36.23% from its all-time closing high of $42.64 on Dec. 29, 2015

-- Down 11.81% from 52 weeks ago (Nov. 6, 2018), when it closed at $30.83

-- Down 13.38% from its 52 week closing high of $31.39 on Nov. 9, 2018

-- Up 30.6% from its 52 week closing low of $20.82 on July 23, 2019

-- Best performer in the S&P 500 today

-- Seventh most active stock in the S&P 500 today

 

All data as of 10:47:22 AM

 

Source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

November 05, 2019 11:11 ET (16:11 GMT)

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