TSE:MRU - Metro Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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C$49.65 -0.73 (-1.45 %)
(As of 04/18/2019 08:51 AM ET)
Previous CloseC$50.38
Today's RangeC$48.90 - C$49.96
52-Week RangeC$39.04 - C$50.90
Volume546,400 shs
Average Volume519,796 shs
Market CapitalizationC$12.69 billion
P/E Ratio19.68
Dividend Yield1.59%
BetaN/A
Metro Inc. operates as a retailer and distributor in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Canada. It operates food stores, including supermarkets and discount stores that provide fresh and grocery products, baked goods, prepared foods, meats, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, dairy products, bakery products, pastries, and deli products, as well as Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern products; and drug stores and pharmacies. As of September 29, 2018, the company operated a network of 333 supermarkets under the Metro and Metro Plus brands; 97 discount stores under the Super C brand name; 57 stores under the Marché Richelieu brand; and 131 discount stores under the Food Basics brand name. It also operates 12 stores under the Adonis banner and 27 stores under the Première Moisson banner. As of the above date, the company operated 28 drugstores under the Drug Basics banner and 44 drugstores under the Metro Pharmacy banner. In addition, it acts as a franchisor and distributor for 417 PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Health et, and PJC Health & Beauty drug stores, as well as 180 Brunet Plus, Brunet, Brunet Clinique, and Clini Plus drug stores. Further, the company manufactures generic drugs. Additionally, it is involved in the online sale of meal-kits through MissFresh brand. The company serves restaurants, small stores and markets, convenience stores, and non-franchised drugstores and various health centers, as well as consumers. Metro Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Grocery Stores
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorConsumer Defensive
CUSIPN/A
CIKN/A
Phone+1-514-6431000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesC$15.25 billion
Cash FlowC$0.20 per share
Book ValueC$22.51 per share

Profitability

Miscellaneous

Employees41,213
Market CapC$12.69 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableNot Optionable

Metro (TSE:MRU) Frequently Asked Questions

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, January 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.20 per share on Tuesday, March 12th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 13th. This is a positive change from Metro's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. View Metro's Dividend History.

How were Metro's earnings last quarter?

Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January, 29th. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.67. The company earned $3.98 billion during the quarter. View Metro's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for MRU?

7 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Metro's shares. Their predictions range from C$48.00 to C$53.00. On average, they anticipate Metro's stock price to reach C$50.63 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Metro.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Metro?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Metro 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 Metro.

Has Metro been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about MRU stock have been trending very negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Metro earned a news sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Metro's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Metro own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Metro investors own include Dollarama (DOL), Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B), BCE (BCE), Canadian National Railway (CNR), CGI (GIB.A), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Emera (EMA), Intact Financial (IFC) and Altagas (ALA).

Who are Metro's key executives?

Metro's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Eric Richer La Flèche, Pres, CEO & Non-Independent Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. François Thibault, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer
  • Mr. Serge Boulanger, Sr. VP of National Procurement and Corp. Brands
  • Mr. Christian Bourbonniere, Exec. VP & Head of Quebec Division
  • Mr. Carmen Fortino, Exec. VP, Ontario Division Head & National Supply Chain (Age 60)

How do I buy shares of Metro?

Shares of MRU 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 MRU stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$49.65.

How big of a company is Metro?

Metro has a market capitalization of C$12.69 billion and generates C$15.25 billion in revenue each year. Metro employs 41,213 workers across the globe.

What is Metro's official website?

The official website for Metro is http://www.metro.ca/home.en.html.

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:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  388 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  464 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  852
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Metro and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MRU will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MRU will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 4/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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