George Weston Limited Company Profile (TSE:WN)

About George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)

George Weston Limited logoGeorge 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
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: C$14.08 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 127,750,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$108.03
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$114.71
  • 52 Week Range: C$100.41 - C$125.67
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.65
  • P/E Growth: 2.93
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$48.36 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.29
  • Book Value: C$54.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.03
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 1.7%
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: C$3.91 billion
  • Net Margins: 3.18%
  • Return on Equity: 10.03%
  • Return on Assets: 4.25%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 157,147 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 1st. Stockholders 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July, 31st. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.27. The company had revenue of $10.85 billion for 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?

George Weston Limited is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 28th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for George Weston Limited.

Where is George Weston Limited's stock going? Where will George Weston Limited's stock price be in 2017?

5 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for George Weston Limited's stock. Their forecasts range from C$115.00 to C$145.00. On average, they anticipate George Weston Limited's share price to reach C$126.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for George Weston Limited.

Who are some of George Weston Limited's key competitors?

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?

One share of George Weston Limited stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$110.24.


MarketBeat Community Rating for George Weston Limited (TSE WN)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  177 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  156 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  333
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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)
Price Target History for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
Analysts' Ratings History for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/3/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperformC$147.00 -> C$145.00View Rating Details
7/31/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperformC$129.00View Rating Details
7/31/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetC$117.00 -> C$115.00View Rating Details
7/31/2017CIBCLower Price TargetC$126.00 -> C$123.00View Rating Details
7/31/2017ScotiabankLower Price TargetOutperformC$136.00 -> C$130.00View Rating Details
7/31/2017George Weston Ltd.DowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightC$131.04 -> C$117.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
Earnings by Quarter for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
Earnings History by Quarter for George Weston Limited (TSE WN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/28/2017        
7/31/2015Q2C$1.36C$1.09C$10.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2014C$1.05C$1.03C$10.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014C$0.76C$1.16C$7.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/19/2013Q3C$1.51C$1.32ViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.81
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$1.40$1.40$1.40
Q2 20171$1.59$1.59$1.59
Q3 20171$1.99$1.99$1.99
Q4 20171$1.83$1.83$1.83
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for George Weston Limited (TSE WN)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/1/2017Quarterly$0.461.69%9/14/20179/15/201710/1/2017
6/11/2015Quarterly$0.431.65%6/11/20157/1/20157/1/2015
3/5/2015Quarterly$0.341.7%3/11/20153/15/20154/1/2015
12/11/2014Quarterly$0.421.7%12/11/20141/1/20151/1/2015
7/29/2014quarterly$0.421.95%9/11/20149/15/201410/1/2014
5/6/2014quarterly$0.422.13%6/11/20146/15/20147/1/2014
3/12/2014Quarterly$0.422.07%3/12/20144/1/20144/1/2014
11/19/2013$0.4012/11/201312/15/20131/1/2014
11/19/2013quarterly$0.422.09%12/11/201312/15/20131/1/2014
7/30/2013quarterly$0.429/15/201310/1/2013
2/28/2013quarterly$0.383/15/20134/1/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/9/2017Mary Diane Wendy RebanksDirectorBuy9,700C$25.90C$251,230.00
6/2/2017Robert John DartDirectorSell500C$123.25C$61,625.00
5/10/2017Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,500C$26.06C$39,090.00
6/6/2016Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,100C$25.40C$27,940.00
3/14/2016Gordon Andrew Mcdonald CurrieInsiderSell3,146C$112.29C$353,264.34
3/14/2016W. Galen WestonDirectorSell2,421C$112.29C$271,854.09
3/10/2016Rashid WastiInsiderBuy100C$109.49C$10,949.00
3/4/2016Rashid WastiInsiderBuy100C$110.66C$11,066.00
12/16/2015Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,000C$25.02C$25,020.00
12/11/2015Rashid WastiInsiderBuy100C$105.00C$10,500.00
12/10/2015Rashid WastiInsiderBuy100C$107.00C$10,700.00
12/10/2015Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,000C$25.05C$25,050.00
12/7/2015Richard DufresneInsiderSell2,300C$107.90C$248,170.00
11/27/2015Gordon Andrew Mcdonald CurrieInsiderSell9,504C$109.78C$1,043,358.62
11/26/2015Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,000C$24.99C$24,990.00
10/1/2015Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,000C$25.00C$25,000.00
9/8/2015Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,000C$25.09C$25,090.00
9/4/2015Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,000C$25.15C$25,150.00
6/18/2015Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,000C$25.28C$25,280.00
6/17/2015Robert John DartDirectorBuy1,000C$25.31C$25,310.00
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
Latest Headlines for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
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DateHeadline
fool.ca logoProtect Your Portfolio With These 4 Defensive Dividend Stocks - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - October 4 at 8:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoGeorge Weston Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WN-CA : September 29, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDoes George Weston Limited’s (TSX:WN) PE Ratio Signal A Selling Opportunity?
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGeorge Weston Ltd. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:WN) : October 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGeorge Weston Ltd. : WN-CA: Dividend Analysis : September 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 11:34 AM
nasdaq.com logoGeorge Weston Preferred Shares Series IV About To Put More Money In Your Pocket
www.nasdaq.com - September 13 at 11:25 AM
nasdaq.com logoGeorge Weston Preferred Shares Series I Goes Ex-Dividend Soon - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 25 at 3:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGeorge Weston Ltd. :WN-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 8:33 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoRoyal Bank Of Canada Trims George Weston Limited (TSE:WN) Target Price to C$145.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 3:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGeorge Weston Limited (TSE:WN) Raises Dividend to $0.46 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 2 at 12:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WN.TO earnings conference call or presentation 28-Jul-17 1:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 7:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoScotiabank Lowers George Weston Limited (TSE:WN) Price Target to C$130.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 4:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGeorge Weston Limited (WN) Price Target Cut to C$115.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 2:57 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBMO Capital Markets Reiterates "C$129.00" Price Target for George Weston Limited (TSE:WN)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 2:57 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGeorge Weston Limited (TSE:WN) PT Lowered to C$123.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 2:56 PM
nasdaq.com logoStocks Slide As GDP Blockbuster Cements Rate Hike -- Canadian Commentary
www.nasdaq.com - July 29 at 8:43 AM
fool.ca logoWhy George Weston Limited Is Down 2% Today
www.fool.ca - July 29 at 8:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBarclays PLC Downgrades George Weston Limited (TSE:WN) to Equal Weight
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 4:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGeorge Weston Limited (WN) Price Target Cut to C$147.00 by Analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 4:08 PM
nasdaq.com logoMarkets To Weigh Upbeat GDP -- Canadian Commentary
www.nasdaq.com - July 28 at 10:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoGeorge Weston Limited Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results(2)
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 10:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoGeorge Weston posts 2Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 10:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGeorge Weston Limited (TSE:WN) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Friday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 5:21 PM
marketbeat.com logoGeorge Weston posts 1Q profit
marketbeat.com - May 10 at 5:20 AM
baystreet.ca logoInterfor, Weston at 52-Week Highs
www.baystreet.ca - April 27 at 11:38 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 George Weston Ltd Earnings Release - 06:00 am ET
biz.yahoo.com - March 3 at 7:01 AM
nasdaq.com logoCanadian Stocks Are Climbing As Gold Stocks Recover - Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - January 19 at 3:58 PM
nasdaq.com logoGeorge Weston Limited's Preferred Shares Series III Goes Ex-Dividend Soon - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - December 10 at 11:55 AM
nasdaq.com logoGeorge Weston Limited's Preferred Shares Series III Goes Ex-Dividend Soon
www.nasdaq.com - December 9 at 4:06 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ3 2016 George Weston Ltd Earnings Release - 06:00 am ET
biz.yahoo.com - November 22 at 1:12 PM

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George Weston Limited (WN) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/19/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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