4. As of noon trading, Kroger ( KR) is up $0.26 (0.8%) to $31.76 on average volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Kroger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.35-$31.77 after having opened the day at $31.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.50.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. Kroger has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kroger a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kroger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Kroger Ratings Report now.

It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE

If you liked this article you might like

Disney Gets Bullish Report Aimed at Drowning Out Naysayers

Market Signals Change of Direction: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Monday 9/18/17)

U.S. Concrete, Alder Biopharmaceuticals: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

CBS's Les Moonves Has Fun, Takes Shots at Fox, Disney, ESPN

Viacom Stock Rises as CEO Touts Coming of Entertainment Skinny Bundle