4. As of noon trading, Kroger ( KR) is down $0.39 (-1.1%) to $33.95 on average volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Kroger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.94-$34.32 after having opened the day at $34.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.34. 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. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Kroger has a market cap of $17.9 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 32.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.