About Metro (TSE:MRU)
Metro Inc. operates as a retailer and distributor in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Canada. It operates supermarkets, discount and convenience stores, and food stores that provide grocery products, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meats, frozen foods, bakery and deli products, and pastry and charcutery products, as well as perishable products. The company also acts as a franchisor and distributor for 184 drugstores owned by independent pharmacists. It operates a network of 942 food stores under various banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis, and Première Moisson; and 258 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy, and Drug Basics banners. Metro Inc. is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Market Cap: C$9.28 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 227,110,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: C$41.00
- 200 Day Moving Avg: C$42.87
- 52 Week Range: C$38.00 - C$47.41
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.22
- P/E Growth: 1.91
- Annual Revenue: C$12.88 billion
- Price / Sales: 0.72
- Book Value: C$12.10 per share
- Price / Book: 3.38
- EBITDA: C$936.3 million
- Net Margins: 4.49%
- Return on Equity: 21.33%
- Return on Assets: 10.27%
- Average Volume: 595,833 shs.
- Short Ratio: 6.86
Frequently Asked Questions for Metro (TSE:MRU)
What is Metro's stock symbol?
Metro trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "MRU."
How often does Metro pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Metro?
Metro declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 27th will be given a dividend of 0.162 per share on Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th. View Metro's Dividend History.
How were Metro's earnings last quarter?
Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 12th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12. The firm earned $3.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.79 billion. Metro had a return on equity of 21.33% and a net margin of 4.49%. View Metro's Earnings History.
When will Metro make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Metro's stock going? Where will Metro's stock price be in 2017?
9 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Metro's stock. Their predictions range from C$44.00 to C$51.00. On average, they expect Metro's share price to reach C$47.70 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Metro.
Who are some of Metro's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Metro include Saputo (SAP), Pembina Pipeline Corp (PPL), Constellation Software (CSU), Dollarama (DOL), Husky Energy (HSE), Power Co. of Canada (POW), Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd (FFH), Cenovus Energy (CVE), Goldcorp (G), George Weston Limited (WN), Intact Financial (IFC), Encana Corp (ECA), Hydro One Ltd (H), Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (AEM), Wheaton Precious Metals Corp (WPM), IGM Financial (IGM), Canadian Utilities Limited (CU) and Emera (EMA).
Who are Metro's key executives?
Metro's management team includes the folowing people:
- Real Raymond, Lead Independent Chairman of the Board
- Eric Richer La Fleche, President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director
- Francois Thibault, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer
- Christian Bourbonniere, Executive Vice President - Quebec Division Head
- Carmine Fortino, Executive Vice President - Ontario Division Head
- Serge Boulanger, Senior Vice President - National Procurement and Corporate Brands
- Simon Rivet, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
- Mireille Desjarlais, Vice President, Corporate Controller
- Genevieve Bich, Vice President - Human Resources
- Martin Allaire, Vice President - Real Estate and Engineering
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.
What is Metro's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Metro (TSE MRU)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Metro and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Metro stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$40.85.
Consensus Ratings for Metro (TSE:MRU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||4 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.56)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||C$47.70|Consensus Price Target History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Analysts' Ratings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
(Data available from 10/24/2015 forward)
|10/3/2017||Barclays PLC||Boost Price Target||C$44.00 -> C$45.00|
|10/3/2017||Eight Capital||Lower Price Target||Neutral||C$47.00 -> C$45.00|
|9/29/2017||Desjardins||Boost Price Target||C$48.00 -> C$50.00|
|9/5/2017||TD Securities||Downgrade||Buy -> Hold||C$49.00 -> C$44.00|
|8/16/2017||Raymond James Financial, Inc.||Lower Price Target||Outperform||C$52.00 -> C$48.00|
|8/16/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Lower Price Target||C$53.00 -> C$51.00|
|8/16/2017||Scotiabank||Lower Price Target||Outperform||C$54.00 -> C$51.00|
|8/16/2017||CIBC||Lower Price Target||C$48.00 -> C$46.00|
|8/16/2017||National Bank Financial||Lower Price Target||Sector Perform||C$48.00 -> C$47.00|
|4/26/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Boost Price Target||C$49.00 -> C$50.00|
|9/22/2016||Dundee Securities||Reiterated Rating||Buy||C$52.00|
|8/15/2016||CSFB||Boost Price Target||Underperform||C$37.00 -> C$38.00|
Earnings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)Earnings History by Quarter for Metro (TSE MRU)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|8/12/2015||Q3||C$0.61||C$0.49||C$3.79 billion||C$3.84 billion||View||Listen|
Earnings Estimates for Metro (TSE:MRU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.60
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.81
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Dividend History by Quarter for Metro (TSE MRU)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Metro (TSE:MRU)Insider Trades by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|2/23/2017||La Flèche Eric Richer||Director||Sell||500||C$40.25||C$20,125.00|
|2/22/2017||La Flèche Eric Richer||Director||Sell||20,000||C$39.80||C$796,000.00|
|2/16/2017||La Flèche Eric Richer||Director||Sell||4,000||C$40.02||C$160,080.00|
|2/14/2017||La Flèche Eric Richer||Director||Sell||10,000||C$40.41||C$404,100.00|
|2/2/2016||La Fl�Che Eric Richer||Director||Sell||200||C$41.02||C$8,204.00|
|12/9/2015||La Fl�Che Eric Richer||Director||Sell||13,200||C$38.54||C$508,728.00|
|12/7/2015||La Fl�Che Eric Richer||Director||Sell||80,200||C$39.00||C$3,127,800.00|
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