Updated from 4:34 p.m. EDT

Mirroring the broader market, grocery stocks were largely up Tuesday.

  • Shares of Kroger (KR), which Tuesday morning reported a solid fourth quarter, closed up 10.2% to $21.44.
  • Whole Foods (WFMI) rose 8.1% to $12.71.
  • Safeway (SWY) rose 6.1% to $18.29.
  • SuperValu (SVU) rose 4.7% to $14.49.
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (GAP) shot up 20% to $3.66.
  • Costco (COST) rose 4.4% to $40.14.
  • BJ's Wholesale (BJ) fell 2.9% to $29.18.
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) rose 2.4% to $48.67.
  • Winn Dixie ( WINN) rose 9% to $8.74.