Following are analysts' comments on each of the top 10 public chains for the first half of the calendar year:
on, amortization, or EBITDA, increasing 8.8% and identical store sales up 1.9% and 0.8 in the first quarter and second quarter, respectively.
Giblen calls Kroger the rock of Gibraltar. Other analysts expressed similar sentiments as Kroger turned in solid numbers.
"Kroger produced steady, solid results, but the second quarter showed some deceleration on comp sto