Where does Kroger rank after its 10% announced dividend increase?

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The Kroger Company is an American retailer founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kroger operates 2,778 supermarkets stores.It is the country’s largest supermarket chain by revenue. Kroger is also the third largest retailer in the world.

Kroger Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.12, a 14 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.105 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 1, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 15, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
8/15/2016 0.12
5/11/2016 0.105
2/10/2016 0.105
11/10/2015 0.105
8/12/2015 0.105
5/13/2015 0.092
2/11/2015 0.092
11/12/2014 0.092
8/13/2014 0.083
5/13/2014 0.083
2/12/2014 0.083
11/13/2013 0.083
8/13/2013 0.075
5/13/2013 0.075
2/13/2013 0.075
11/13/2012 0.075
8/13/2012 0.058
5/11/2012 0.058
2/13/2012 0.058
11/10/2011 0.058
8/11/2011 0.052
5/12/2011 0.052
2/11/2011 0.052
11/10/2010 0.052
8/12/2010 0.048
5/12/2010 0.048
2/10/2010 0.048

Analysis of Valuation of Kroger Co. (Symbol KR).

Kroger is trading toward the top of its average price/sales (P/S) range.  Kroger is trading below its average historical dividend yield.

Price 6/22/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$34.22 1.22% 12.5% 122.65 0.28 0.11 0.30 2.08% 0.93%

Kroger Co. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years. Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

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