About George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
George Weston Limited is a holding company engaged in food processing and distribution business. The Company, through its two operating segments, Weston Foods and Loblaw, holds cash, short-term investments and a direct investment in Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties). The Weston Foods operating segment includes a fresh bakery business in Canada, and frozen, artisan style bakery and biscuit businesses throughout North America. The Loblaw segment, which is operated by Loblaw Companies Limited, is a food and pharmacy retailer, and the majority unitholder of Choice Properties. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, retail banking, credit card services, insurance and wireless mobile products and services. Choice Properties owns, develops and manages income-producing retail and commercial properties.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Services
- Industry: Grocery Stores
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: TSE:WN
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.weston.ca
- Market Cap: C$14.1 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 127,750,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: C$108.03
- 200 Day Moving Avg: C$114.71
- 52 Week Range: C$100.41 - C$125.67
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.65
- P/E Growth: 2.93
- Annual Revenue: C$48.36 billion
- Price / Sales: 0.29
- Book Value: C$54.31 per share
- Price / Book: 2.03
- EBITDA: C$3.91 billion
- Net Margins: 3.18%
- Return on Equity: 10.03%
- Return on Assets: 4.25%
- Average Volume: 153,265 shs.
- Short Ratio: 5.55
Frequently Asked Questions for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
What is George Weston Limited's stock symbol?
George Weston Limited trades on the Tornton Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "WN."
How often does George Weston Limited pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for George Weston Limited?
George Weston Limited declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of 0.455 per share on Sunday, October 1st. This represents a $1.82 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This is a boost from George Weston Limited's previous quarterly dividend of $0.43. View George Weston Limited's Dividend History.
How were George Weston Limited's earnings last quarter?
George Weston Limited (TSE:WN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July, 31st. The company reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.27. The company earned $10.85 billion during the quarter. George Weston Limited had a net margin of 3.18% and a return on equity of 10.03%. View George Weston Limited's Earnings History.
When will George Weston Limited make its next earnings announcement?
Where is George Weston Limited's stock going? Where will George Weston Limited's stock price be in 2017?
5 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for George Weston Limited's stock. Their predictions range from C$115.00 to C$145.00. On average, they anticipate George Weston Limited's stock price to reach C$126.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for George Weston Limited.
Who are some of George Weston Limited's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to George Weston Limited include Loblaw Companies Ltd (L), Restaurant Brands International (QSR), Wpp Plc (WPP), Dollarama (DOL), Informa Plc (INF), Finning International (FTT), Cogeco Communications (CCA), Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH), Stantec (STN), Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA), WestJet Airlines (WJA), Cineplex (CGX), Enercare (ECI), Hudson's Bay Co (HBC), Great Canadian Gaming Corp (GC), North West Company (NWC), First Majestic Silver Corp. (FR) and Cogeco (CGO).
Who are George Weston Limited's key executives?
George Weston Limited's management team includes the folowing people:
- Galen G. Weston, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
- Richard Dufresne, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
- Allan Bifield, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
- Gordon A. M. Currie, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
- Rashid Wasti, Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer
- Robert A. Balcom, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
- Geoffrey H. Wilson, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Business Intelligence and Communications
- Khush Dadyburjor, Chief Strategy Officer
- J. Robert S. Prichard, Lead Independent Director
- Alannah Weston, Non-Independent Director
How do I buy George Weston Limited stock?
Shares of George Weston Limited 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 George Weston Limited's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for George Weston Limited (TSE WN)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about George Weston Limited 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 George Weston Limited stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$110.35.
Consensus Ratings for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN) (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: ||2 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.60)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||C$126.50|Consensus Price Target History for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
Analysts' Ratings History for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)
|8/3/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Lower Price Target||Outperform||C$147.00 -> C$145.00|
|7/31/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Outperform||C$129.00|
|7/31/2017||Barclays PLC||Lower Price Target||C$117.00 -> C$115.00|
|7/31/2017||CIBC||Lower Price Target||C$126.00 -> C$123.00|
|7/31/2017||Scotiabank||Lower Price Target||Outperform||C$136.00 -> C$130.00|
|7/31/2017||George Weston Ltd.||Downgrade||Overweight -> Equal Weight||C$131.04 -> C$117.00|
Earnings History for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)Earnings History by Quarter for George Weston Limited (TSE WN)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|11/28/2017|| || || || || || || || |
Earnings Estimates for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.81
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Dividend History by Quarter for George Weston Limited (TSE WN)
(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 George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)Insider Trades by Quarter for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|6/9/2017||Mary Diane Wendy Rebanks||Director||Buy||9,700||C$25.90||C$251,230.00|
|6/2/2017||Robert John Dart||Director||Sell||500||C$123.25||C$61,625.00|
|5/10/2017||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,500||C$26.06||C$39,090.00|
|6/6/2016||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,100||C$25.40||C$27,940.00|
|3/14/2016||Gordon Andrew Mcdonald Currie||Insider||Sell||3,146||C$112.29||C$353,264.34|
|3/14/2016||W. Galen Weston||Director||Sell||2,421||C$112.29||C$271,854.09|
|12/16/2015||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,000||C$25.02||C$25,020.00|
|12/10/2015||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,000||C$25.05||C$25,050.00|
|11/27/2015||Gordon Andrew Mcdonald Currie||Insider||Sell||9,504||C$109.78||C$1,043,358.62|
|11/26/2015||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,000||C$24.99||C$24,990.00|
|10/1/2015||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,000||C$25.00||C$25,000.00|
|9/8/2015||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,000||C$25.09||C$25,090.00|
|9/4/2015||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,000||C$25.15||C$25,150.00|
|6/18/2015||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,000||C$25.28||C$25,280.00|
|6/17/2015||Robert John Dart||Director||Buy||1,000||C$25.31||C$25,310.00|
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George Weston Limited (WN) Chart for Friday, October, 20, 2017