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PYPL   60.34 (+0.15%)
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Metro (MRU) Competitors

C$73.48
-0.44 (-0.60%)
(As of 02/29/2024 ET)

MRU vs. WN, EMP.A, L, SAP, PBH, DOL, NWC, PRMW, MFI, and JWEL

Should you be buying Metro stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Metro include George Weston (WN), Empire (EMP.A), Loblaw Companies (L), Saputo (SAP), Premium Brands (PBH), Dollarama (DOL), North West (NWC), Primo Water (PRMW), Maple Leaf Foods (MFI), and Jamieson Wellness (JWEL). These companies are all part of the "consumer defensive" sector.

Metro vs.

George Weston (TSE:WN) and Metro (TSE:MRU) are both large-cap consumer defensive companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, media sentiment, community ranking, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

In the previous week, George Weston had 10 more articles in the media than Metro. MarketBeat recorded 12 mentions for George Weston and 2 mentions for Metro. George Weston's average media sentiment score of 0.00 beat Metro's score of -0.02 indicating that Metro is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
George Weston
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Metro
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

15.3% of George Weston shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.9% of Metro shares are held by institutional investors. 58.5% of George Weston shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Metro shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

George Weston has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Metro has a beta of 0.04, suggesting that its share price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Metro has a net margin of 4.81% compared to Metro's net margin of 2.46%. Metro's return on equity of 18.34% beat George Weston's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
George Weston2.46% 18.34% 5.86%
Metro 4.81%15.00%6.49%

George Weston pays an annual dividend of C$2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Metro pays an annual dividend of C$1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. George Weston pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Metro pays out 30.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

George Weston has higher revenue and earnings than Metro. Metro is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than George Weston, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
George WestonC$59.57B0.41C$1.42BC$10.2517.41
MetroC$21.03B0.80C$1.01BC$4.3716.92

George Weston currently has a consensus price target of C$197.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.88%. Metro has a consensus price target of C$77.21, suggesting a potential upside of 4.33%. Given Metro's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe George Weston is more favorable than Metro.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
George Weston
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Metro
0 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

Metro received 114 more outperform votes than George Weston when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.67% of users gave George Weston an outperform vote while only 56.08% of users gave Metro an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
George WestonOutperform Votes
329
65.67%
Underperform Votes
172
34.33%
MetroOutperform Votes
443
56.08%
Underperform Votes
347
43.92%

Summary

George Weston beats Metro on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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MRU vs. The Competition

MetricMetroGrocery Stores IndustryDefensive SectorTSE Exchange
Market CapC$16.78BC$9.77BC$4.43BC$5.07B
Dividend Yield1.84%2.76%3.21%5.64%
P/E Ratio16.92277.35278.7823.86
Price / Sales0.8022.88138,925.001,283.86
Price / Cash1,364.5658.08124.3579.26
Price / Book2.462.593.542.62
Net IncomeC$1.01BC$544.72MC$155.49MC$291.97M
7 Day Performance1.32%-0.31%-0.42%0.42%
1 Month Performance3.81%0.97%-1.10%0.85%
1 Year Performance4.30%-1.11%0.03%3.07%

Metro Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WN
George Weston
2.1182 of 5 stars
C$175.99
+1.3%
C$195.33
+11.0%
+5.0%C$23.84BC$59.57B17.17221,285Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
EMP.A
Empire
2.7061 of 5 stars
C$34.31
-1.0%
C$41.25
+20.2%
-4.1%C$5.12BC$30.80B11.67125,000Analyst Report
L
Loblaw Companies
2.6821 of 5 stars
C$139.02
+0.9%
C$145.86
+4.9%
+25.8%C$43.98BC$59.01B21.76221,000Dividend Announcement
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
SAP
Saputo
3.8855 of 5 stars
C$28.05
-0.6%
C$33.81
+20.5%
-23.2%C$11.90BC$17.59B35.9619,200Dividend Announcement
PBH
Premium Brands
2.2534 of 5 stars
C$90.73
-0.7%
C$115.30
+27.1%
-10.3%C$4.05BC$6.34B36.88505News Coverage
DOL
Dollarama
1.5045 of 5 stars
C$104.42
+1.0%
C$101.36
-2.9%
+35.4%C$29.37BC$5.70B31.458,440
NWC
North West
0.4687 of 5 stars
C$39.34
-1.3%
C$40.00
+1.7%
+15.2%C$1.88BC$2.46B14.857,311
PRMW
Primo Water
0 of 5 stars
C$20.42
-1.0%
N/A+6.7%C$3.26BC$2.29B20.849,240
MFI
Maple Leaf Foods
3.0127 of 5 stars
C$25.69
-1.5%
C$33.86
+31.8%
-14.7%C$3.15BC$4.88B-19.9114,000Dividend Increase
JWEL
Jamieson Wellness
2.0255 of 5 stars
C$31.23
+4.0%
C$38.64
+23.7%
-7.7%C$1.31BC$648.58M29.19110Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Positive News

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This page (TSE:MRU) was last updated on 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff