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Best Grocery Store Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top grocery store stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best grocery store stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the grocery stores industry.

Industry: Grocery Stores
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
KR
KROGER CO
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$31.30B$43.72-1.97%$7.09B13.17x4.05
IMKTA
INGLES MARKETS INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$1.56B$82.170.76%$505.35M5.58x0.86
CASY
CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$7.57B$203.290.27%$849.26M20.25x1.39
WMK
WEIS MARKETS INC
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$1.95B$72.460.25%$264.31M16.39x0.53
SFM
SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$2.91B$27.05-0.15%$583.83M11.92x1.95
GO
GROCERY OUTLET HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$3.18B$32.790.24%$162.50M56.53x1.55
ACI
ALBERTSONS COMPANIES INC
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$13.44B$25.26-0.90%$4.98B8.56x5.93
NGVC
NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$238.23M$10.50-1.41%$64.17M9.05x3.27
VLGEA
VILLAGE SUPER MARKET INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$282.19M$19.44-0.66%$73.31M10.68x1.53
DDL
DINGDONG (CAYMAN) LTD
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$837.17M$3.81-3.54%-$493.12MN/A21.64
DNUT
KRISPY KREME INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$2.13B$12.743.83%$139.55M-637.00x1.48
MF
MISSFRESH LTD
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$22.35M$0.104.40%N/AN/A6.46

Grocery Store Stocks FAQ

What are the best grocery store stocks to buy right now in Oct 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best grocery store stocks to buy right now are:

1. Kroger Co (NYSE:KR)


Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) is the top grocery store stock with a Zen Score of 53, which is 15 points higher than the grocery store industry average of 38. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Kroger Co has seen its stock return 10.54% over the past year, overperforming other grocery store stocks by 3 percentage points.

Kroger Co has an average 1 year price target of $52.18, an upside of 19.35% from Kroger Co's current stock price of $43.72.

Kroger Co stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 11 analysts covering Kroger Co, 18.18% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 9.09% have issued a Buy, 36.36% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 36.36% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA)


Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) is the second best grocery store stock with a Zen Score of 49, which is 11 points higher than the grocery store industry average of 38. It passed 19 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Ingles Markets has seen its stock return 22.72% over the past year, overperforming other grocery store stocks by 15 percentage points.

Ingles Markets stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Ingles Markets, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY)


Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) is the third best grocery store stock with a Zen Score of 48, which is 10 points higher than the grocery store industry average of 38. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Caseys General Stores has seen its stock return 7.55% over the past year.

Caseys General Stores has an average 1 year price target of $247.17, an upside of 21.58% from Caseys General Stores's current stock price of $203.29.

Caseys General Stores stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering Caseys General Stores, 66.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 33.33% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the grocery store stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 8 grocery store stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 grocery store stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA)


Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) has an annual dividend yield of 5.14%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the grocery store industry average of 2.16%. Village Super Market's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Village Super Market's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Village Super Market's dividend payout ratio of 54.9% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC)


Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) has an annual dividend yield of 3.81%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the grocery store industry average of 2.16%.

Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage's dividend payout ratio of 31.9% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Kroger Co (NYSE:KR)


Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) has an annual dividend yield of 2.04%, which is the same as the grocery store industry average of 2.16%. Kroger Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Kroger Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Kroger Co's dividend payout ratio of 26.8% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are grocery store stocks up?

Grocery store stocks were up 0.06% in the last day, and up 0.07% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why grocery store stocks are up.

What are the most undervalued grocery store stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued grocery store stocks right now are:

1. Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA)


Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) is the most undervalued grocery store stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Ingles Markets has a valuation score of 86, which is 41 points higher than the grocery store industry average of 45. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Ingles Markets's stock has gained 22.72% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the grocery store industry by 15 percentage points.

2. Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC)


Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) is the second most undervalued grocery store stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage has a valuation score of 71, which is 26 points higher than the grocery store industry average of 45. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage's stock has dropped -6.42% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the grocery store industry by -14 percentage points.

3. Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA)


Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) is the third most undervalued grocery store stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Village Super Market has a valuation score of 71, which is 26 points higher than the grocery store industry average of 45. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Village Super Market's stock has dropped -10.41% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the grocery store industry by -18 percentage points.

Are grocery store stocks a good buy now?

44.44% of grocery store stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect grocery store stocks to rise by 23.44% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the grocery stores industry?

The average P/E ratio of the grocery stores industry is -6.39x.
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