Grocery stocks got a lift Thursday, in line with the broader market.
  • Shares of Kroger (KR), which Thursday announced a quarterly dividend of $9 cents per share to be paid June 1, rose 2.3% to $21.30.
  • Whole Foods (WFMI) was up 9.6% to $14.11.
  • Safeway (SWY) rose 3.7% to $19.07.
  • SuperValu (SVU) rose 3.1% to $14.83.
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (GAP) rose 10.8% to $4.31.
  • Costco (COST) rose 3.3% to $40.86.
  • BJ's Wholesale (BJ) rose 3.5% to $29.05.
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) rose 3.1% to $48.94.
  • Winn Dixie ( WINN) rose 3.7% to $9.01.