Metro Company Profile (TSE:MRU)

About Metro (MRU)

Metro logoMETRO INC. is engaged in food and pharmaceutical distribution. The Company operates under various grocery banners in the supermarket and discount segments. The Company operates or supplies a network of over 940 food stores under various banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Premiere Moisson, as well as approximately 260 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners. The Adonis banner, which has over 10 stores, is specialized in perishables, and Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern products. It also operates Premiere Moisson, a company specialized in bakery, pastry, charcutery and other food offerings prepared on an artisanal basis. Premiere Moisson sells its products to its stores, to restaurant and distribution chains, as well as directly to consumers. It also acts as franchisor and distributor for over 180 franchised Brunet Plus, Brunet, Brunet Clinique and Clini Plus drugstores, owned by independent pharmacists.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: N/A
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: TSE
  • Symbol: MRU
  • CUSIP: N/A
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $41.26
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $39.81
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $41.01
  • 52-Week Range: C$38.00 - C$48.19
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.11
  • P/E Growth: 1.74
  • Market Cap: $9.51B
  • Outstanding Shares: 230,455,000

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Metro (TSE:MRU) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.36)
Consensus Price Target: C$46.09

Analysts' Ratings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/25/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperformC$50.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017National Bank FinancialLower Price TargetC$46.00 -> C$45.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingOutperformC$52.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformC$48.00View Rating Details
1/23/2017TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldC$45.00View Rating Details
1/19/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual WeightC$43.00 -> C$42.00View Rating Details
11/17/2016DesjardinsUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
11/17/2016CIBCLower Price TargetC$46.00 -> C$43.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016Dundee SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyC$52.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016CSFBBoost Price TargetUnderperformC$37.00 -> C$38.00View Rating Details
4/21/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket PerformC$44.00 -> C$46.00View Rating Details
8/21/2015Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetUnderperformC$33.00 -> C$34.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 3/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Earnings by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Earnings History by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/12/2015Q3$0.61$0.49ViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2014$1.03$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2014$1.03$1.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2013Q4$1.23$1.13ViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.56 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.49$0.51$0.50
Q2 20164$0.70$0.73$0.72
Q3 20164$0.59$0.75$0.70
Q4 20164$0.57$0.60$0.58
Q1 20174$0.54$0.60$0.57
Q2 20174$0.54$0.78$0.65
Q3 20174$0.70$0.82$0.78
Q4 20173$0.64$0.68$0.66
Q1 20182$0.64$0.66$0.65
Q2 20182$0.58$0.60$0.59
Q3 20182$0.82$0.89$0.86
Q4 20182$0.67$0.73$0.70
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/23/2017La Flèche Eric RicherDirectorSell500C$40.25C$20,125.00
2/22/2017La Flèche Eric RicherDirectorSell20,000C$39.80C$796,000.00
2/21/2017Martin AllaireInsiderSell6,840C$40.16C$274,694.40
2/17/2017Simon RivetInsiderSell1,500C$40.10C$60,150.00
2/16/2017La Flèche Eric RicherDirectorSell4,000C$40.02C$160,080.00
2/14/2017La Flèche Eric RicherDirectorSell10,000C$40.41C$404,100.00
2/14/2017Martin AllaireInsiderSell4,020C$39.81C$160,036.20
1/30/2017Yves Vã©ZinaInsiderSell4,170C$39.52C$164,798.40
2/22/2016Christian Bourbonni�ReInsiderSell400C$42.30C$16,920.00
2/9/2016Fran�Ois ThibaultInsiderSell9,300C$41.00C$381,300.00
2/8/2016Serge BoulangerInsiderSell5,019C$40.53C$203,437.64
2/5/2016Fran�Ois ThibaultInsiderSell1,500C$41.01C$61,515.00
2/3/2016Simon RivetInsiderSell500C$41.21C$20,605.00
2/2/2016La Fl�Che Eric RicherDirectorSell200C$41.02C$8,204.00
1/29/2016Yves V�ZinaInsiderSell2,040C$41.55C$84,762.00
12/9/2015La Fl�Che Eric RicherDirectorSell13,200C$38.54C$508,728.00
12/7/2015La Fl�Che Eric RicherDirectorSell80,200C$39.00C$3,127,800.00
12/1/2015Christian Bourbonni�ReInsiderSell9,900C$38.80C$384,120.00
11/27/2015Christian Bourbonni�ReInsiderSell35,100C$38.65C$1,356,453.54
11/20/2015Simon RivetInsiderSell2,000C$38.50C$77,008.00
6/2/2015Fran�Ois ThibaultInsiderBuy1,000C$34.04C$34,040.00
4/29/2015Metro Inc.InsiderBuy570,000C$33.32C$18,994,110.00
4/24/2015Christian BourbonnièreInsiderSell2,100C$35.63C$74,823.00
11/24/2014Serge FerlandDirectorSell12,732C$87.77C$1,117,427.80
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Latest Headlines for Metro (TSE:MRU)
DateHeadline logoMETRO INC. sells its Class A Multiple Voting Shares of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. to a wholly-owned subsidiary as ... - Yahoo Finance (TSE:MRU) - March 22 at 9:24 AM logo2 Stocks With Over 20 Years of Dividend Growth (TSE:MRU) - March 18 at 9:11 AM logo3 Canadian Companies That the King of Low-Priced Stocks Owns (TSE:MRU) - March 10 at 7:56 PM
News IconMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (TSE:MRU) - March 9 at 1:50 PM logoDefensive Names to Add to Any Low-Risk RSP (TSE:MRU) - February 15 at 1:19 AM logoInvestors Take Notice: Metro, Inc. Consistently Delivers | The Motley ... - The Motley Fool Canada (TSE:MRU) - February 2 at 12:45 AM logoMETRO INC. announces the voting results on the election of its directors (TSE:MRU) - January 25 at 8:10 PM logoEdited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 24-Jan-17 7:00pm GMT (TSE:MRU) - January 25 at 5:28 AM logoMorning News Call - Canada, January 24 (TSE:MRU) - January 24 at 7:26 PM logoMETRO reports 2017 first quarter results (TSE:MRU) - January 24 at 7:26 PM logoQ1 2017 Metro Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open (TSE:MRU) - January 24 at 7:26 PM logoIs Metro, Inc. a Buy on the Dip? - The Motley Fool Canada (TSE:MRU) - January 23 at 10:02 AM logo/R E P E A T -- Metro Inc. to Release 2017 First Quarter Results/ (TSE:MRU) - January 23 at 10:02 AM logoMETRO INC. announces plan to buy back shares through private ... - Yahoo Finance (TSE:MRU) - January 10 at 12:21 AM logoMETRO INC. announces plan to buy back shares through private agreements (TSE:MRU) - January 9 at 7:21 PM logoMetro Inc. to Release 2017 First Quarter Results (TSE:MRU) - December 21 at 10:03 AM


Frequently Asked Questions for Metro (TSE:MRU)

What is Metro's stock symbol?

Metro trades on the Tornton Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "MRU."

How were Metro's earnings last quarter?

Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 12th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12.

When will Metro make its next earnings announcement?

Metro is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April, 18th 2017.

Where is Metro's stock going? Where will Metro's stock price be in 2017?

11 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Metro's stock. Their forecasts range from C$38.00 to C$52.00. On average, they expect Metro's share price to reach C$46.09 in the next twelve months.

How do I buy Metro stock?

Shares of Metro 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.

How much does a share of Metro stock cost?

One share of Metro stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$41.26.

Metro (MRU) Chart for Wednesday, March, 22, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/22/2017 by Staff