Grocery stocks had a rough go of it along with the broader market Monday.

Kroger ( KR) 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 (WFMI) fell 2.7% to $11.76.
  • Safeway (SWY) fell 1.6% to $17.24.
  • SuperValu (SVU) fell 3.6% to $13.84.
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (GAP) fell 1.6% to $3.05.
  • Costco (COST) fell 1.4% to $38.44.
  • BJ's Wholesale (BJ) fell 0.9% to $30.05.
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) fell 2.9% to $47.51.
  • Winn Dixie ( WINN) fell 2.9% to $8.02.

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