Shares of Kroger Co. KR,
fell 1.74% to $46.40 Friday in what turned out to be a great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX,
up 1.36% to 3,770.55 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
an increase of 1.26% to 32,403.22. Kroger closed $16.38 below the 52-week high ($62.78) reached by the company on April 8.
The stock underperformed some of its competitors on Friday, such as Walmart Inc. wmt,
rose 0.18% to $140.97, Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. sfm,
fell 0.48% to $28.87 and Ingles Markets Inc. Cl A IMKTA,
rose 1.18% to $92.61. Trading volume (4.4 million) remained 2.4 million below the 50-day average volume of 6.8 million.