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Well run. Benefited during the pandemic. Stepped up their online game. Online demand will continue. Tough comparisons to last year. May be better to wait and see how investors react over the next few quarters. Not huge downside, but more of a wait and see.
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BUY on WEAKNESS

Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Has seen some target downgrades, although relatively small. The weakness comes after the company stated it expects sales growth to slow. The decline is an interesting buy opportunity as it remains cheap and safe in these market conditions. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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MRU-T vs. EMP.A-T. Metro has been his favourite grocery stock for 15 years. Grocery are the stay-at-home stocks but as we exit the pandemic this is not where you want to be. Don’t buy until the rotation is completed.

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DON'T BUY
She owns another name in food retailing/grocers, who have benefitted from strong same-store sales growth, though this growth will moderate as economies open up more and eat out more. All retailers are increasing digital shopping and home delivery, though. It's a competitive space. All names have benefitted from the pandemic, but Empire doesn't offer much growth or pay a large dividend.
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BUY

Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Picks from 5i Research. The recent results were overall very solid. Revenue, as well as Earnings per Share both beat expectations. Same store sales were up 11% and continues to have good momentum. They are transitioning their brand right now and it is going as expected. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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TOP PICK
Pays a 1.5% yield. 13% YOY sales growth and a large 12.8% free cash flow yield. Cash flow grew YOY 236%. Earnings to grow 7% this year and 5% in 2021 with a PE of 14.3x. (Analysts’ price target is $37.67)
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COMMENT

Earnings miss? She owns Loblaws instead of Empire, who just commented how competition is increasing. The recent stock pullback might just be a re-calibration of earnings metrics following the release of an earnings miss.

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COMMENT
Loblaw vs. Empire vs. Metro Owns none. It's a toss-up. Metro is the best. Loblaw has had fits and starts. Empire is the dark horse, bouncing back from operational problems. One is as good as the others. Metro is good for the very long-term. But Empire for the shorter-term.
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TOP PICK
Sobeys is their largest brand. They have 350 retail gas stations as well as grocery stores. Earnings are expected to grow 43% next year. (Analysts’ price target is $39.33)
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COMMENT
Metro vs. Empire She owns Loblaw instead. The sector is defensive, so it's done well this year. She likes Shoppers Drug Mart, hence Loblaw, for its cross-selling via their Optimum rewards card. She prefers Metro of the two here, but thinks Loblaw is better.
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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Jul 24/18, Up 37%) The company has a new distribution centre that is helping the bottom line. They continue to hold it. He sees 15% growth in free cash flow. A good opportunity going forward.
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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Jul 24/18, Up 15%) They are doing well in a tight competitive space and a candidate for purchase again. He does not own it today.
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COMMENT
They expanded into western Canada and didn't do well, though earnings projections for this year and next promise increases. They're converting some stores to Freshco, a good move. This is a growth stock in a safe industry. Wishes the dividend were higher. It's a tough industry to be in. If you're worried about Alberta, then avoid this. EMP is making the right moves, though.
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BUY on WEAKNESS
He was very impressed by what they are doing when he met with them last week. They bought Farm Boy recently. They are looking carefully at their online strategy. They ran into problems with Safeway but have now turned around same store sales with it. The easy turnaround has been done and from here it will be a little more difficult. He might buy it on temporary weakness.
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DON'T BUY

He doesn’t like the grocery business. There is no room for error. Well run companies, but not an area that he wants to put client’s money in. Not a growth story. (Analysts’ price target is $28.82)

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Empire Company (A)(EMP.A-T) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 2

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 3

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Empire Company (A)(EMP.A-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Empire Company (A) stock symbol?

Empire Company (A) is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol EMP.A-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (EMP.A-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:EMP.A or EMP.A-T

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In the last year, 3 stock analysts published opinions about EMP.A-T. 2 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 1 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is . Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Empire Company (A).

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What is Empire Company (A) stock price?

On 2021-09-27, Empire Company (A) (EMP.A-T) stock closed at a price of $38.56.