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Empire Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.20 (-0.56 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 04:21 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: C$35.63
50-Day Range
MA: C$35.33
52-Week Range
Now: C$35.63
Volume392,691 shs
Average Volume608,210 shs
Market CapitalizationC$9.59 billion
P/E Ratio14.78
Dividend Yield1.45%
Empire Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food retail and related real estate businesses in Canada. It operates through two segments, Food Retailing, and Investments and Other Operations. The company owns, affiliates, and franchises approximately 1,500 retail stores under various retail banners, including Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawtons Drugs; and approximately 350 retail fuel locations. It also owns interest in Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust, an open-ended Canadian real estate investment trust to sell and leaseback a portfolio of 19 retail properties; and various equity accounted interests in Genstar real estate partnerships that develop residential real estate properties in Ontario, Western Canada, and the United States. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Stellarton, Canada.
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Overall MarketRank

1.48 out of 5 stars

Analyst Opinion: 3.2Community Rank: 1.5Dividend Strength: 0.8Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Grocery Stores



Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesC$27.80 billion
Cash FlowC$2.83 per share
Book ValueC$15.59 per share



Market CapC$9.59 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableNot Optionable
-0.20 (-0.56 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 04:21 PM ET)
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Empire (TSE:EMP.A) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Empire's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Empire's stock was trading at C$28.93 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, EMP.A shares have increased by 23.2% and is now trading at C$35.63.
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Is Empire a buy right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Empire in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Empire stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in EMP.A, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Empire?

Wall Street analysts have given Empire a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Empire wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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How often does Empire pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Empire?

Empire announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 29th will be paid a dividend of 0.13 per share on Friday, January 29th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.46%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 14th.
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Is Empire a good dividend stock?

Empire pays an annual dividend of C$0.50 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.45%. The dividend payout ratio of Empire is 20.75%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%.
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What price target have analysts set for EMP.A?

5 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Empire's shares. Their forecasts range from C$39.00 to C$45.00. On average, they expect Empire's stock price to reach C$42.43 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 19.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are some of Empire's key competitors?

Who are Empire's key executives?

Empire's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Michael Bennett Medline, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Michael H. Vels, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 57)
  • Mr. Clinton David Keay, Exec. VP of Technology & Transformation Management
  • Mr. Simon Gagné, Exec. VP of HR
  • Ms. Lyne Castonguay, Exec. VP of Store Experience

What is Empire's stock symbol?

Empire trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "EMP.A."

How do I buy shares of Empire?

Shares of EMP.A and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through an online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the Canadian stock market include BMO InvestorLine, CIBC Investor's Edge, Desjardins Online Brokerage, HSBC InvestDirect, Laurentian Bank Discount Brokerage, National Bank Direct Brokerage, Qtrade Investor, Questrade, RBC Direct Investing, Scotia iTrade, TD Direct Investing, and Virtual Brokers.

What is Empire's stock price today?

One share of EMP.A stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$35.63.

How big of a company is Empire?

Empire has a market capitalization of C$9.59 billion and generates C$27.80 billion in revenue each year. Empire employs 125,000 workers across the globe.

What is Empire's official website?

The official website for Empire is www.empireco.ca.

How can I contact Empire?

Empire's mailing address is 115 King Street, STELLARTON, NS B0K 1S0, Canada. The company can be reached via phone at +1-902-7554440.

This page was last updated on 1/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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