DON'T BUY
Loblaw Companies Ltd

Low profitability, balance sheet stretched. A more expensive multiple than the market, so avoid. Instead, try NWC at 13x and a bigger yield at 4.5%.

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TOP PICK
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  Rising grocery costs have impacted everyone and there appears to be no clear end in sight.  L has been increasing cash reserves, retiring debt and buying back shares.  The company will remove private label price caps effective today, so expect further cash flow increases.  It trades at 19x earnings, supports a 19% ROE and its dividend payout ratio is under 25% of cash flow.  We recommend placing a stop-loss at $105, looking to achieve $140 -- upside potential of 17%.  Yield 1.3%

(Analysts’ price target is $136.06)
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WEAK BUY
Loblaw Companies Ltd
More interested in this than a WMT. He's positive on Canadian growth. Through immigration, Canada will be a shining star. Loblaw has some of the best real estate. He's sticking with COST.
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BUY on WEAKNESS
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks L stock has beaten its last four quarters and currently trades below 20x PE as it pays a 1.29% dividend yield based on a safe 24.21% payout ratio. Performance is consistent and should continue in the future. The problem with L-T, though, is that shares have run up, breaking the $118 level and currently touching new highs at $125. Buy on a pullback. Read Steady Eddys: 3 Stable Stocks for our full analysis.
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BUY
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Considering inflation A past pick. They cater to customer needs, not their wants (that was the pandemic age), especially with high inflation and a slowing economy. There is a consumer trade-down theme in North America, so No Frills and discount grocers will benefit. They also have a great private label program and pharmacy operation. They manage costs and wages well.
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HOLD
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Doing very well, based on food inflation. People have been shopping more downscale, and Loblaw has more exposure to discount chains than competitors. Inflationary pressures. Defensive place to be. He wouldn't be selling in the hopes of a pullback.
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TOP PICK
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Customer needs, not wants. Wants should have been satisfied during the pandemic. Now budgets are getting tight, inflation is biting. #1 grocer in the country, 27% market share. For the pending frugality, leading footprint of discount banners. Private label program is better than key rivals. Dominant pharmacy is faster grower than grocery. Merchandising sophistication. Consistent performer in down markets. Yield is 1.37%. (Analysts’ price target is $120.09)
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PARTIAL SELL
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Grocers benefit from food price inflation, but only up to a point. Owns discount businesses. Buying back shares, which has contributed to EPS growth. Awfully expensive, take profits, as it should revert to the mean.
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PAST TOP PICK
Loblaw Companies Ltd
(A Top Pick Apr 08/21, Up 68%) A pandemic stock. Spectacular numbers, strong underlying margins. A leader, despite upcoming cost pressures. Trades at a discount to MRU. Still likes it, but ran its course for him. Cost inflation helps them. Shoppers has done well.
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WAIT
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Might be ahead of itself. Grocery inflation is helping. Pricing erosion to Shoppers Drug Mart. Trades at 16x, growth of 12%. If inflation abates over the next 2 years, excitement's already baked into the stock. Don't add here, wait for a much lower level.
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HOLD
Loblaw Companies Ltd

Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Primarily a hiding place for investors currently. It is trading at 18x earnings, which is 2 points higher than the average. The EPS should grow 12% this year. Dividends will also likely grow further. Could trim into further strength but for the time being, happy to hold it. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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PAST TOP PICK
Loblaw Companies Ltd
(A Top Pick Sep 15/20, Up 31%) The gains are surprising. They've invested in long term areas, namely e-commerce. Costs to protect employees from Covid will roll off. Shoppers during Covid flocked to the top supermarkets, though are now returning to the discount chains, which Loblaw also owns. She's waiting for a pullback to add more shares. Loblaw is expanding into primary care health clinics and expanding into e-health, both of which are good.
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PAST TOP PICK
Loblaw Companies Ltd
(A Top Pick May 25/21, Up 39%) He took profits a month and a half ago. The stock got overvalued. Then, defensives didn't look like they would hold onto, but going forward they and other defensive stocks look more attractive.
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PAST TOP PICK
Loblaw Companies Ltd
(A Top Pick Apr 08/21, Up 27%) A star performer over the last 6 months. Still room to go. Margins of Shopper's DM are compelling at close to 40%.
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PAST TOP PICK
Loblaw Companies Ltd
(A Top Pick Jul 09/21, Up 20%) Trading in and out of this stock. Has pulled out of Loblaws when they were seeing key technical resistance. The yoy comparisons will become more challenging when we get to the third and fourth quarter. Does not own it currently. Would trim back.
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Loblaw Companies Ltd(L-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 4

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 2

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 2

Total Signals / Votes : 8

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