Grocery Stocks: Red Through and Through

Kroger falls a day ahead of its fourth-quarter earnings report; its peers follow suit.
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Grocery stocks had a rough go of it along with the broader market Monday.

Kroger

(KR) - Get Report

shares ended the day down 2% to $19.46 ahead of its fourth-quarter earnings report. The company reports earnings Tuesday before the market opens. In December, the Cincinnati-based company forecast fourth-quarter earnings of 49 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters are predicting earnings of 51 cents per share, with revenue for the quarter rising to $18.3 billion from $17.23 billion last year.

Elsewhere:

Whole Foods fell 2.7% to $11.76.

Safeway fell 1.6% to $17.24.

SuperValu fell 3.6% to $13.84.

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. fell 1.6% to $3.05.

Costco fell 1.4% to $38.44.

BJ's Wholesale fell 0.9% to $30.05.

Wal-Mart fell 2.9% to $47.51.

Winn Dixie

(WINN)

fell 2.9% to $8.02.