Metro Stock Price, News & Analysis (TSE:MRU)

C$41.32 0.14 (0.34 %)
(As of 11/21/2017 01:28 AM ET)
Previous CloseC$41.18
Today's RangeC$41.15 - C$41.78
52-Week RangeC$38.00 - C$47.41
Volume425,760 shs
Average Volume564,633 shs
Market CapitalizationC$9.43 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.58%
Beta0.06

About Metro (TSE:MRU)

Metro logoMetro 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:
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: C$0.61
  • Dividend Yield: 1.6%
Profitability:
  • Trailing EPS: C$2.51
  • Net Margins: 4.49%
  • Return on Equity: 21.33%
  • Return on Assets: 10.27%
Misc:
  • Outstanding Shares: 227,110,000
 

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 27th will be paid 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 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $3.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.79 billion. Metro had a net margin of 4.49% and a return on equity of 21.33%. View Metro's Earnings History.

When will Metro make its next earnings announcement?

Metro is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 22nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Metro.

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

8 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Metro's stock. Their forecasts range from C$44.00 to C$51.00. On average, they expect Metro's stock price to reach C$47.70 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Metro.

Who are some of Metro's key competitors?

Who are Metro's key executives?

Metro's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Real Raymond, Lead Independent Chairman of the Board (Age 67)
  • Eric Richer La Fleche, President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director (Age 55)
  • 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?

One share of Metro stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$41.32.

How big of a company is Metro?

Metro has a market capitalization of C$9.43 billion.

How can I contact Metro?

Metro's mailing address is 11011 Maurice-Duplessis Blvd, MONTREAL, QC H1C 1V6, Canada. The company can be reached via phone at +1-514-6431000.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Metro (TSE MRU)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  226 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  300 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  526
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.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts' Consensus Rating for Metro (TSE:MRU)

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings, 0 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: C$47.70

Consensus Price Target History for Metro (TSE:MRU)

Price Target History for Metro (TSE:MRU)

Analysts' Ratings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)

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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
11/20/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingOutperformC$51.00View Rating Details
10/3/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetC$44.00 -> C$45.00View Rating Details
10/3/2017Eight CapitalLower Price TargetNeutralC$47.00 -> C$45.00View Rating Details
9/29/2017DesjardinsBoost Price TargetC$48.00 -> C$50.00View Rating Details
9/5/2017TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> HoldC$49.00 -> C$44.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price TargetOutperformC$52.00 -> C$48.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetC$53.00 -> C$51.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017CIBCLower Price TargetC$48.00 -> C$46.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017National Bank FinancialLower Price TargetSector PerformC$48.00 -> C$47.00View Rating Details
4/26/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetC$49.00 -> C$50.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016Dundee SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyC$52.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016CSFBBoost Price TargetUnderperformC$37.00 -> C$38.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 11/21/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History and Estimates Chart 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
11/22/2017C$0.65N/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2015Q3C$0.61C$0.49C$3.79 billionC$3.84 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014C$1.03C$0.35C$334.91 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2014C$1.03C$1.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2013Q4C$1.23C$1.13ViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Metro (TSE:MRU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.60
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.81
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.54$0.60$0.57
Q2 20174$0.54$0.78$0.60
Q3 20174$0.70$0.82$0.77
Q4 20173$0.63$0.68$0.66
Q1 20182$0.64$0.66$0.65
Q2 20182$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q3 20182$0.81$0.89$0.85
Q4 20182$0.69$0.73$0.71
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Metro (TSE:MRU)

Most Recent Dividend:11/14/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.61
Dividend Yield:1.46%
Payout Ratio:24.10% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)

Dividend History by Quarter for Metro (TSE MRU)

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
10/2/2017Quarterly$0.161.54%10/26/201710/27/201711/14/2017
8/16/2017Quarterly$0.161.58%8/31/20179/5/20179/26/2017
5/19/2015Quarterly$0.121.31%5/19/20156/12/20156/12/2015
2/13/2015Quarterly$0.120.46%2/13/20153/16/20153/16/2015
11/5/2014Quarterly$0.301.54%11/5/201411/26/201411/26/2014
8/28/2014Quarterly$0.301.69%8/28/20149/19/20149/19/2014
5/13/2014Quarterly$0.301.81%5/13/20146/6/20146/6/2014
2/13/2014Quarterly$0.301.88%2/13/20143/14/20143/14/2014
9/23/2013quarterly$0.2511/9/201311/27/2013
1/28/2013quarterly$0.252/19/20133/15/2013
(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
6/6/2017Christian BourbonnièreInsiderSell10,000C$45.47C$454,700.00
5/31/2017Roberto SbrugneraInsiderSell535C$45.30C$24,235.50
5/16/2017Yves VézinaInsiderSell9,600C$46.20C$443,520.00
4/28/2017Martin AllaireInsiderSell9,360C$46.51C$435,333.60
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Metro (TSE MRU)

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DateHeadline
Scotiabank Analysts Give Metro, Inc. (MRU) a C$51.00 Price TargetScotiabank Analysts Give Metro, Inc. (MRU) a C$51.00 Price Target
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 20 at 12:38 PM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by BrokeragesMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 20 at 12:16 PM
Metro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRU-CA : November 20, 2017Metro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRU-CA : November 20, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 20 at 8:23 AM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on WednesdayMetro, Inc. (MRU) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 15 at 1:50 AM
Metro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MRU-CA : November 9, 2017Metro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MRU-CA : November 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 12 at 8:37 AM
PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Nov 1PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Nov 1
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 6:33 AM
ETFs with exposure to Metro, Inc. : October 31, 2017ETFs with exposure to Metro, Inc. : October 31, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 1 at 6:29 AM
Metro, Inc. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:MRU) : October 31, 2017Metro, Inc. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:MRU) : October 31, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 1 at 6:29 AM
METRO confirms certain factsMETRO confirms certain facts
finance.yahoo.com - November 1 at 6:29 AM
Metro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRU-CA : October 30, 2017Metro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRU-CA : October 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 31 at 6:30 AM
Metro, Inc. : MRU-CA: Dividend Analysis : October 27th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 27, 2017Metro, Inc. : MRU-CA: Dividend Analysis : October 27th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 27, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 28 at 8:22 AM
Start Your Portfolio With These Growth Greats Under $50Start Your Portfolio With These Growth Greats Under $50
www.fool.ca - October 27 at 8:09 AM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by BrokeragesMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 26 at 12:18 PM
Metro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRU-CA : October 19, 2017Metro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRU-CA : October 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 20 at 6:29 AM
Metro announces the suspension of its agreement with Éric SalvailMetro announces the suspension of its agreement with Éric Salvail
finance.yahoo.com - October 19 at 6:27 AM
Metro enters into agreements to sell the majority of its holding in Alimentation Couche-TardMetro enters into agreements to sell the majority of its holding in Alimentation Couche-Tard
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 7:06 AM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) Given New C$45.00 Price Target at Barclays PLCMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given New C$45.00 Price Target at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 3 at 2:16 PM
Eight Capital Trims Metro, Inc. (MRU) Target Price to C$45.00Eight Capital Trims Metro, Inc. (MRU) Target Price to C$45.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 3 at 2:16 PM
Metro, Inc. Just Made the Deal of the YearMetro, Inc. Just Made the Deal of the Year
www.fool.ca - October 3 at 10:22 AM
Metro, Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.16 (MRU)Metro, Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.16 (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 3 at 8:44 AM
Media advisory - METRO INC. to acquire The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for $4.5 billionMedia advisory - METRO INC. to acquire The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for $4.5 billion
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 11:36 AM
Metro to Sell Assets to Fund $3.6 Billion Coutu PurchaseMetro to Sell Assets to Fund $3.6 Billion Coutu Purchase
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 11:36 AM
Metro Inc to buy Jean Coutu Group in $3.60 billion dealMetro Inc to buy Jean Coutu Group in $3.60 billion deal
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 11:36 AM
[$$] Canadian Grocer Metro to Buy Jean Coutu for $3.6 Billion[$$] Canadian Grocer Metro to Buy Jean Coutu for $3.6 Billion
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 11:36 AM
/R E P E A T -- METRO INC. to acquire The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for $4.5 billion//R E P E A T -- METRO INC. to acquire The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for $4.5 billion/
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 11:36 AM
METRO INC. - Dividend noticeMETRO INC. - Dividend notice
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 11:36 AM
CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with banks, miners; energy stocks weighCANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with banks, miners; energy stocks weigh
finance.yahoo.com - October 2 at 11:36 AM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by AnalystsMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 1 at 12:38 PM
Metro Inc. Offering To Buy Jean Coutu, Couche-Tard Suffers - Seeking AlphaMetro Inc. Offering To Buy Jean Coutu, Couche-Tard Suffers - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - September 29 at 11:27 PM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) PT Raised to C$50.00 at DesjardinsMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Raised to C$50.00 at Desjardins
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 29 at 3:26 PM
Metro Inc in talks to buy Jean Coutu for $3.6 billionMetro Inc in talks to buy Jean Coutu for $3.6 billion
www.reuters.com - September 28 at 6:55 PM
IIROC Trade Resumption - PJC.A MRUIIROC Trade Resumption - PJC.A MRU
www.bizjournals.com - September 27 at 3:37 PM
Canadas Metro in talks to buy Jean Coutu for $3.6 billion, shares soarCanada's Metro in talks to buy Jean Coutu for $3.6 billion, shares soar
www.reuters.com - September 27 at 3:37 PM
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www.fool.ca - September 22 at 9:03 AM
Eight Capital Downgrades Metro, Inc. (MRU) to NeutralEight Capital Downgrades Metro, Inc. (MRU) to Neutral
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 15 at 2:34 PM
Should You Be Tempted To Buy Metro Inc (TSX:MRU) Because Of Its PE Ratio?Should You Be Tempted To Buy Metro Inc (TSX:MRU) Because Of Its PE Ratio?
finance.yahoo.com - September 14 at 4:14 PM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from BrokeragesMetro, Inc. (MRU) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 12:40 PM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) Rating Lowered to Hold at TD SecuritiesMetro, Inc. (MRU) Rating Lowered to Hold at TD Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 5 at 5:52 PM
Metro, Inc. : MRU-CA: Dividend Analysis : September 05th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 31, 2017Metro, Inc. : MRU-CA: Dividend Analysis : September 05th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 31, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 1 at 6:04 AM
ETFs with exposure to Metro, Inc. : August 28, 2017ETFs with exposure to Metro, Inc. : August 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 28 at 8:17 PM
Investors: Use A Company’s Return On Equity To Help You Pick StocksInvestors: Use A Company’s Return On Equity To Help You Pick Stocks
www.fool.ca - August 28 at 3:17 PM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Cut to C$46.00 by Analysts at CIBCMetro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Cut to C$46.00 by Analysts at CIBC
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 11:22 PM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$47.00Metro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$47.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 11:22 PM
Metro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$51.00 at ScotiabankMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$51.00 at Scotiabank
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 11:22 PM
Metro, Inc. :MRU-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 18, 2017Metro, Inc. :MRU-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 2:30 AM
ETFs with exposure to Metro, Inc. : August 18, 2017ETFs with exposure to Metro, Inc. : August 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 2:30 AM
FY2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. (MRU) Cut by AnalystFY2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. (MRU) Cut by Analyst
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 7:52 AM
Edited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 15-Aug-17 1:00pm GMTEdited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 15-Aug-17 1:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 1:44 AM
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www.fool.ca - August 17 at 3:40 PM
Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. Cut by Analyst (MRU)Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. Cut by Analyst (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 17 at 11:20 AM

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