TSE:WN

170.60
1.01 (0.60%) 1d
0
TOP PICK
Low risk. WN owns the Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart real estate and accounts for half their earnings. A dull and boring consumer staples business. Trades at a 12% discount to its holdings in Loblaw and Choice REIT. They just raised their dividend by 10% today, though it isn't huge. They just sold their baked-goods business and sit on $3.1 billion. The family will buy a lot more shares in coming years. A well-run company. He sees a 10% rise in the share price. (Analysts’ price target is $170.38)
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BUY

Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Have been a good place to hide out in the recent market. EPS is growing by 15% for the next two years. Good for a staples company. Debt is high but not unusual for hte company. Repurchasing shares. Looks fine here. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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BUY
If you own this, you've done very well and will continue to. Inflation will push up prices of basic items. Weston dominates in grocery stores in Canada, so their sales and margins will rise. It's had a good run. The trend in consumer staples will see more pricing power.
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BUY
Interesting at these levels. They mostly own Loblaw, which is doing very well. Weston just sold their bakery business. Weston is effectively a holding company for the Weston family. Owning either Loblaw or Weston is good, and Weston is trading around 13x earnings and pays a 2% dividend. He owns no food stocks--it's always been a difficult business.
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BUY
It's had a good run. Was his top pick in March 2020. IN recent quarters, they've been simplying their structure. What's held their valuation was Weston Foods, which they are divesting. So, the company will focus on Loblaw and Choice Properties. Higher costs have impacted the former during the pandemic. But investments in home delivery have done well. He likes consumer staples now.
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HOLD
Operating extremely well. Hitting new highs. Tailwinds could last a while. Defensive. Coming transition from consumer staples to small caps will reduce WN's price momentum. Hold, wait for a pullback or consolidation.
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DON'T BUY

He loves Loblaw, owned by WN. Even with the bakery sale, it will still trade at a discount. Nothing wrong with WN, but he'd rather own Loblaw, which makes up about 60% of WN's value.

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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Mar 17/20, Up 5%) About 64% of its NAV is in Loblaw, and the grocers have done well in the pandemic, but they also invested a lot in home delivery and safety, so that has limited gains. Over 30% of WN is Choice Properties, and that's been steady. Weston Foods segment should pick up again and do very well. Definitely buy and hold.
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HOLD

WN-T vs. L-T This sector is just not loved right now. Investors just aren't looking at these kinds of stocks right now. Their costs have been moving up but people aren't eating more. Their sweet spot is late April until late May. L-T could be okay so he would hold on to it.

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DON'T BUY

WN vs. L A bit like splitting hairs. Weston controls Loblaw. When you buy Weston, you get 95% Loblaw and 5% bakery. A great business. A buy and hold through the cycles. If you get a rip roaring cyclical market, it will probably lag. High single digit or low double digit return. He doesn't like the bakery, so Loblaw gets the nod.

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HOLD

Owns Loblaw and real estate. This will track how Loblaw is doing. Supermarkets soared during the spring lockdown and will thrive during more lockdowns unfortunately. He prefers Kroger (American), because of its online and home delivery. It's okay to hold onto Weston. He's ambivalent.

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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Jun 17/19, Down 2%) It has done very well considering the environment. They are being hurt most in the food services business. All of the grocery chains have been doing very well during the COVID crisis.
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TOP PICK

One of the few companies with good newss--people are cleaning out the shelves at Loblaw (and other supermarkets). Shoppers will stay open early for seniors. During worry about the Choice REIT not getting its rent from Loblaw. After a few years of turning around, Weston is improving and coming out with better sales. (Analysts’ price target is $124.00)

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PAST TOP PICK

(A Top Pick Aug 22/18, Up 10%) They also have the bakery side of the business where they have invested a lot into the business. A lot of it depends on L-T plus exposure to CHP.UN-T. He would highly recommend it at $100. They are the dominant player in the Canadian grocery business.

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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Apr 30/19, Up 1%) A defensive summer stock. He's cautious in the summer. It's basing and maybe breaking out. It should be okay this summer or increase a little. Doesn't see downside here.
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George Weston Ltd.(WN-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 2

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 2

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George Weston Ltd. is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol WN-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (WN-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:WN or WN-T

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On 2022-12-02, George Weston Ltd. (WN-T) stock closed at a price of $170.6.