Walmart doubles down on its online delivery investments, following similar moves from Amazon-owned Whole Foods, Kroger and Target.
Costco is losing ground after a mixed earnings report, suggesting that a January reversal at long-term resistance has ignited a multi-month correction.
Kroger reports earnings with a favorable P/E ratio of 16.23 and a so-so dividend yield of 1.79%.
Amazon's lower margins will be offset by market share gains and booming revenue in new markets.
Bridgewater Associates, the firm of hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio, took large positions in ETFs, 13F filings show.
A mega-deal could rival Wal-Mart with its online-offline integration in the race against Amazon.
Kroger shares rose sharply after strong third quarter financial results, but traders are watching these key levels.
Kroger stock is cheap, with a P/E ratio of 14.18 and a reasonable dividend of 2.48% . This is a turnaround story.
American supermarket chains, an automotive parts maker, a home goods retailer and a discount department store chain were highlighted as potential targets.
Its massive scale, use of data and store diversification remain key advantages over its competitors.