Metro Inc. operates as a retailer and distributor in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Canada. It operates supermarkets, discount and drug stores, and food stores that provide grocery products, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, dairy products, prepared meals, fruits and vegetables, meats, and frozen foods. The company also acts as a franchisor and distributor for 183 drugstores owned by independent pharmacists under the Brunet Plus, Brunet, Brunet Clinique, and Clini Plus brands. It operates a network of 335 supermarkets under the Metro and Metro Plus brands; 226 discount stores under the Super C and Food Basics names; 11 stores under the Adonis banner; and 73 drugstores under the Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners. In addition, the company is involved in the sale of bakery, pastry, charcutery, and other food products under Première Moisson brand; and online sale of meal through MissFresh brand. Metro Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Price / SalesN/A
Price / CashN/A
Price / BookN/A
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Return on Equity158.77%
Return on Assets76.55%
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 declared 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 Tuesday, April, 24th. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.01. Metro had a net margin of 41.75% and a return on equity of 158.77%. View Metro's Earnings History.
When is Metro's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for MRU?
7 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Metro's shares. Their predictions range from C$44.00 to C$51.00. On average, they anticipate Metro's share price to reach C$47.10 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Metro.
Who are Metro's key executives?
Metro's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Eric Richer La Flèche, Pres, CEO, GM of Super C & Non-Independent Director (Age 56)
- 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. Carmine Fortino, Exec. VP & Head of Ontario Division (Age 59)
Has Metro been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media coverage about MRU stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Metro earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 43.94 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.
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$41.18.
How big of a company is Metro?
Metro has a market capitalization of C$9.48 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.
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Metro (TSE:MRU) Dividend Information
Metro pays an annual dividend of C$0.65 per share, with a dividend yield of 1.58%. MRU's most recent quarterly dividend payment was Tuesday, November 14.
|Most Recent Dividend:||11/14/2017|
Metro (TSE:MRU) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Metro (TSE MRU) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Metro (TSE MRU) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|2/27/2018||La Flèche Eric Richer||Director||Sell||1,500||C$40.65||C$60,975.00|
|2/23/2018||La Flèche Eric Richer||Director||Sell||125,000||C$40.11||C$5,013,750.00|
|2/15/2018||La Flèche Eric Richer||Director||Sell||20,000||C$39.00||C$780,000.00|
|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|
Metro (TSE MRU) News Headlines
|Metro (MRU) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 6:32 PM
|METRO receives Competition Bureau authorization to proceed with the acquisition of the Jean Coutu Group|
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 8:36 AM
|/R E P E A T -- Metro Inc. to Release 2018 Second Quarter Results/|
finance.yahoo.com - April 23 at 8:28 AM
|Desjardins Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Metro Inc. (MRU)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 2:14 AM
|Metro Inc. Forecasted to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.76 Per Share (MRU)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 8:02 AM
|Metro Inc. Offers Investors More Than Groceries|
www.fool.ca - April 19 at 8:34 AM
|Best Value-Adding Stock in April|
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 8:34 AM
|Metro (MRU) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 4:47 AM
|Today’s Research Reports on Maple Leaf Foods, High Liner Foods, Metro and Premium Brands|
finance.yahoo.com - April 6 at 8:48 AM
|Metro Inc. to Release 2018 Second Quarter Results|
finance.yahoo.com - April 5 at 10:37 AM
|Have You Considered Metro, Inc. Recently?|
www.fool.ca - March 30 at 5:15 PM
|Is Metro Inc’s (TSE:MRU) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?|
finance.yahoo.com - March 23 at 5:24 PM
|These Grocery Stocks Could Bounce Back in Spring|
www.fool.ca - March 7 at 6:10 PM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Simon Rivet Sells 10,800 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 5 at 3:19 PM
|Insider Selling: Metro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Sells 4,680 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 28 at 12:24 PM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Director Sells C$60,975.00 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 27 at 7:14 PM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Director Sells C$5,013,750.00 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 27 at 6:16 PM
|Today’s Research Reports on CIBT Education Group, High Liner Foods, Metro and Premium Brands|
finance.yahoo.com - February 26 at 8:35 AM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Sells C$100,170.00 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 22 at 7:08 PM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Director Sells C$780,000.00 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 20 at 6:40 PM
|Is Metro Inc’s (TSE:MRU) ROE Of 41.70% Sustainable?|
finance.yahoo.com - February 19 at 8:30 AM
|Insider Selling: Metro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Sells 2,610 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 6 at 6:40 PM
|Canadian Dividend All-Stars Expected To Announce Dividend Increases - Week Of Feb. 5 - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - February 4 at 4:06 PM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 3 at 1:32 PM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Expected to Earn FY2018 Earnings of $2.61 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 2 at 12:22 PM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Forecasted to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.46 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 1 at 9:56 AM
|METRO INC. announces the voting results on the election of its directors|
finance.yahoo.com - January 31 at 3:54 PM
|Why Metro, Inc. Should Top Your List of Canadian Grocers for 2018|
www.fool.ca - January 31 at 10:08 AM
|/R E P E A T -- Metro Inc. to Release 2018 First Quarter Results/|
finance.yahoo.com - January 29 at 9:56 AM
|News Briefing - 2018 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Metro Inc.|
finance.yahoo.com - January 22 at 4:08 PM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 9 at 4:02 PM
|Metro Inc. to Release 2018 First Quarter Results|
finance.yahoo.com - January 8 at 9:54 AM
|Could Meal-Kit Delivery Platforms Spark Excitement in Canada’s IPO Scene?|
www.fool.ca - December 29 at 5:16 PM
|Metro, Inc. :MRU-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : December 22, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 22 at 9:37 AM
|Update: Competition Bureau Investigation on Bread|
finance.yahoo.com - December 20 at 9:32 AM
|Metro Inc. (MRU) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 15 at 11:48 AM
|Metro Offers C$1.2 Billion of Bonds to Finance Jean Coutu Buy|
finance.yahoo.com - November 29 at 5:39 PM
|Insider Selling: Metro Inc. (MRU) Insider Sells 8,041 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 28 at 4:42 PM
|Metro Inc. (MRU) Insider Sells C$322,477.96 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 27 at 4:38 PM
|Metro Inc. Forecasted to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.81 Per Share (MRU)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 27 at 7:16 AM
|Metro, Inc. (MRU) Given New C$44.00 Price Target at Royal Bank Of Canada|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 23 at 2:02 PM
|METRO Reports 2017 Fourth Quarter Results|
finance.yahoo.com - November 23 at 6:37 AM
|Edited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 22-Nov-17 3:00pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - November 23 at 6:37 AM
|/R E P E A T -- Metro Inc. to Release 2017 Fourth Quarter Results/|
finance.yahoo.com - November 21 at 7:58 AM
|Scotiabank 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 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, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - November 20 at 8:23 AM
|Metro, 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, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - November 12 at 8:37 AM
|PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Nov 1|
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 6:33 AM
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