George Weston Ltd.

WN-T

TSE:WN

105.02
2.40 (2.34%)
George Weston Limited, often referred to as Weston or Weston's, is a Canadian food processing and distribution company.
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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 29, 2020
(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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(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.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 17, 2020

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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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)

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 9, 2019

(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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George Weston Ltd. (WN-T)
September 9, 2019

(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.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 16, 2019
(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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(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.
BUY
BUY
July 4, 2019
The holding company for Loblaw's and the Choice REIT. If we get inflation, then they will do well. We are seeing it now in the food chain. He likes it. At some point the bakery won't grow and then there is no point in holding it. (Analysts’ price target is $114.00)
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The holding company for Loblaw's and the Choice REIT. If we get inflation, then they will do well. We are seeing it now in the food chain. He likes it. At some point the bakery won't grow and then there is no point in holding it. (Analysts’ price target is $114.00)
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 17, 2019
They have been undergoing a fair amount of change. Their bakery business is a tiny part of their business but is getting the most focus when people look at them. They have been undergoing a dramatic shift over the last couple of years, rationalizing product lines and building new facilities. He thinks we will see an improvement in profitability. From time to time they have modest dividend increases. He would prefer it a little under $100. (Analysts’ price target is $113.83)
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They have been undergoing a fair amount of change. Their bakery business is a tiny part of their business but is getting the most focus when people look at them. They have been undergoing a dramatic shift over the last couple of years, rationalizing product lines and building new facilities. He thinks we will see an improvement in profitability. From time to time they have modest dividend increases. He would prefer it a little under $100. (Analysts’ price target is $113.83)
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 30, 2019
A defensive name. It's breaking out at $100 now, and he has a $110 target for this summer. That's when he will sell. (Analysts’ price target is $110.14)
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A defensive name. It's breaking out at $100 now, and he has a $110 target for this summer. That's when he will sell. (Analysts’ price target is $110.14)
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 20, 2019
They've gone through a transition year that continues in 2019, but margins will begion to build. Loblaw spun out Choice Properties REIT that Weston owns now. They pay special dividends when they sit on a lot of cash--this could happen. (Analysts’ price target is $109.29)
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They've gone through a transition year that continues in 2019, but margins will begion to build. Loblaw spun out Choice Properties REIT that Weston owns now. They pay special dividends when they sit on a lot of cash--this could happen. (Analysts’ price target is $109.29)
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WATCH
December 21, 2018
Safe to hold? Support around $100, now broken. If it gets back above $100, buy it. Otherwise, it's just a rebound candidate.
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George Weston Ltd. (WN-T)
December 21, 2018
Safe to hold? Support around $100, now broken. If it gets back above $100, buy it. Otherwise, it's just a rebound candidate.
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TOP PICK
November 28, 2018
He's playing defense, expecting more volatility. It's really a holding company with businesses in real estate (Choice Properties REIT), the bakery and Loblaw. Very stable. This is a cheap way to play Loblaw, which has had a good run lately. Loblaw shareholders received shares of Weston and have been selling them. This has opened a 13% discount to its fair value. Price momentum is its only knock, but he sees a catch-up trade here. (Analysts’ price target is $110.59)
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George Weston Ltd. (WN-T)
November 28, 2018
He's playing defense, expecting more volatility. It's really a holding company with businesses in real estate (Choice Properties REIT), the bakery and Loblaw. Very stable. This is a cheap way to play Loblaw, which has had a good run lately. Loblaw shareholders received shares of Weston and have been selling them. This has opened a 13% discount to its fair value. Price momentum is its only knock, but he sees a catch-up trade here. (Analysts’ price target is $110.59)
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 24, 2018

They just bought Choice Properties reit from Loblaw in a complicated deal. This creates a lot of cash flow that will likely go towards M&A. He suspects WN will invest in healthcare to synergize with the supermarkets. The bakeries, though, make up only 6% of the business and he's not thrilled by them.

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George Weston Ltd. (WN-T)
October 24, 2018

They just bought Choice Properties reit from Loblaw in a complicated deal. This creates a lot of cash flow that will likely go towards M&A. He suspects WN will invest in healthcare to synergize with the supermarkets. The bakeries, though, make up only 6% of the business and he's not thrilled by them.

HOLD
HOLD
September 5, 2018

This is basically owned by the Weston family, who has a long time horizon. In the longer term the stock will do okay. It is a well operated company, but does not have the growth profile they look for to invest in.

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George Weston Ltd. (WN-T)
September 5, 2018

This is basically owned by the Weston family, who has a long time horizon. In the longer term the stock will do okay. It is a well operated company, but does not have the growth profile they look for to invest in.

BUY
BUY
August 28, 2018

He usually invests in small-to-midcap companies, but he likes this one and owns a small position. The price has been dropping and he sees this as a good entry point. They have a lot of excess capital, which he expects them to deploy in the back half of the year. His guess is they will expand financial services -- PC Financial -- rather than retail. They have been growing PC Financial and he expects an acquisition in that space.

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He usually invests in small-to-midcap companies, but he likes this one and owns a small position. The price has been dropping and he sees this as a good entry point. They have a lot of excess capital, which he expects them to deploy in the back half of the year. His guess is they will expand financial services -- PC Financial -- rather than retail. They have been growing PC Financial and he expects an acquisition in that space.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 22, 2018

It pulled back with changes in the bakery business in the U.S. by optimizing production. Ownership of Loblaw is creeping past 50%, so shareholders can participate in Loblaw through WN. (1.9% yield, $121.13)

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It pulled back with changes in the bakery business in the U.S. by optimizing production. Ownership of Loblaw is creeping past 50%, so shareholders can participate in Loblaw through WN. (1.9% yield, $121.13)

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 16, 2018

(A Top Pick Mar 17/17, Down 8%) There has been some problem within the bakery side in the frozen food segment. A lot of food retailers are in focus with increased home delivery competition, but Loblaw's should be able to compete with this. It is a good place to be.

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(A Top Pick Mar 17/17, Down 8%) There has been some problem within the bakery side in the frozen food segment. A lot of food retailers are in focus with increased home delivery competition, but Loblaw's should be able to compete with this. It is a good place to be.

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George Weston Ltd.(WN-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 4

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 4

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George Weston Ltd.(WN-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is George Weston Ltd. stock symbol?

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

Is George Weston Ltd. a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 4 stock analysts published opinions about WN-T. 4 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is PAST TOP PICK. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for George Weston Ltd..

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George Weston Ltd. was recommended as a Top Pick by Michael Sprung on 2020-06-29. Read the latest stock experts ratings for George Weston Ltd..

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What is George Weston Ltd. stock price?

On 2020-07-15, George Weston Ltd. (WN-T) stock closed at a price of $105.02.