TSE:EMP.A - Empire Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started C$28.89 +0.05 (+0.17 %) (As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous CloseC$28.89Today's RangeC$28.77 - C$29.1052-Week RangeC$17.43 - C$26.34Volume868,408 shsAverage Volume314,151 shsMarket CapitalizationC$5.01 billionP/E Ratio23.90Dividend Yield1.48%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsHeadlinesSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive EMP.A News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for EMP.A and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange TSE Industry Grocery Stores Sub-IndustryN/A SectorConsumer Defensive Current SymbolTSE:EMP.A Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIKN/A Webwww.empireco.ca Phone+1-902-7554440Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio41.48 Current Ratio1.12 Quick Ratio0.47Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.90 Forward P/E Ratio13.95 P/E Growth0.88 Sales & Book Value Annual SalesC$24.69 billion Price / Sales0.20 Cash FlowC$2.33 per share Price / Cash Flow12.39 Book ValueC$14.18 per share Price / Book2.04Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/AMiscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares173,374,000Market CapC$5.01 billion Next Earnings DateN/A OptionableNot Optionable Empire (TSE:EMP.A) Frequently Asked Questions What is Empire's stock symbol? Empire trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "EMP.A." How often does Empire pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Empire? Empire declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, January 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.11 per share on Thursday, January 31st. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 14th. View Empire's Dividend History. What price target have analysts set for EMP.A? 7 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Empire's stock. Their predictions range from C$30.00 to C$34.00. On average, they expect Empire's share price to reach C$32.19 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Empire. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Empire? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Empire in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Empire. Has Empire been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about EMP.A stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Empire earned a media sentiment score of -1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Empire's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Empire include Kroger (KR), George Weston (WN), China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd (CRHKY), Metro (MRU), George Weston (WNGRF), Ocado Group (OCDO), Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD), WM Morrison Supermarkets (MRW), J Sainsbury (SBRY), Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM), Greggs (GRG), North West (NWC), Weis Markets (WMK), Ingles Markets (IMKTA) and Huon Aquaculture Group (HUO). What other stocks do shareholders of Empire own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Empire investors own include Intact Financial (IFC), Constellation Software (CSU), AutoCanada (ACQ), Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B), AbbVie (ABBV), Vermilion Energy (VET), Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM), Open Text (OTEX), Rogers Communications (RCI) and Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD). Who are Empire's key executives? Empire's management team includes the folowing 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 ManagementMr. Simon Gagné, Exec. VP of HRMs. Lyne Castonguay, Exec. VP of Store Experience How do I buy shares of Empire? Shares of EMP.A and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Brokers that permit trading on the TSX include Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, PennTrade and Charles Schwab. What is Empire's stock price today? One share of EMP.A stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$28.89. How big of a company is Empire? Empire has a market capitalization of C$5.01 billion and generates C$24.69 billion in revenue each year. What is Empire's official website? The official website for Empire is http://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. MarketBeat Community Rating for Empire (TSE EMP.A)Community Ranking: 1.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 214 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 520 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 734MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Empire and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe EMP.A will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe EMP.A will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Backdoor Roth IRA?