Safeway is a very shareholder-friendly company. With a 3.5% dividend yield, it continuously rewards its investors through share-buybacks and dividends. Between Kroger and Safeway, Kroger definitely has an upper hand. The table below shows a comparison between them.
With a lower PEG, higher return on equity and a lower debt-to-equity ratio, Kroger looks better than Safeway. Moreover, with the acquisition of Harris Teeter, Kroger has tremendous opportunities to expand its business. The synergies generated from the deal will definitely benefit the investors in the long-run. This is the right time to add this grocer to your portfolio!
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