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BUY
Top investment idea. Earl: Theme of return of capital and on capital. Solid balance sheet. Good, not aggressive, growth plans. Nice margins on the pharma side. Converting some stores to discount brands. You want a retailer that's focused on staples for the regular cashflow.
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TOP PICK
Believes company is very predictable which results in consistent earnings. Company is a good hedge against volatility in the market. Ability for company to raise dividend is a major strength.
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BUY
Pays a 1.6x dividend and trades at 15x earnings. They consistently raise dividends. Good leverage from their pharma distribution (Jean Coutu) and groceries. Coutu is a strong brand in Quebec and generates a lot of free cash flow. They will have to deal with food inflation, though. He likes it.
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BUY on WEAKNESS
It is one of a small group of major grocers in Canada, a really well managed company. He would buy it on any weakness. It is a good defensive stock to hold over the long term. He sold it recently because it had had a long run.
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DON'T BUY
Defensive. Underperformed the broader TSX since last March. He prefers the cyclicals. Very competitive industry, low margins. 16x forward earnings, 8% long-term growth rate. Headwinds ahead of it, such as massive competitors and higher wages.
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WAIT

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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WAIT

He has been a fan for 15 years but regrets not buying it. It has run up more than Loblaws so he would not get it now. Wait for a rotation out of grocery stocks and then at that point he would prefer this one to L-T.

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BUY

You want defensive stocks right now. Big thing is Jean Coutu, and integration will create earnings and cash flow growth. More difficult issue is how to expand that brand beyond Quebec, and this is already priced into the stock. A defensive name, and you can do quite well. Yield is 1.7%.

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BUY
Metro is by far the best management team in the sector. It seems to go through these cycles. It is a good entry point to get it in at a bit of a lull.
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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Dec 07/18, Up 19%) It's the best-run grocery chain in Canada in terms of allocating capital and running their stores. It boasts 10% dividend growth over time. He holds this in TFSAs.
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BUY on WEAKNESS

He would prefer it over L-T and EMP-T. It has been the better performer over the last 10 years. Their long term strategy has been to buy back 3-5% of their stock, pay a 2% dividend, and increase their net income 5-10% per year making about a 10-17% return. As a grocery stock it has never become quite compelling enough but in hindsight it would have been a good investment. Once they get too large they just have less growth opportunities. This one is more nimble. It's valuation is on the higher end of the range so wait for a pull back.

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PARTIAL SELL

The big grocers have done well. Surprising, because competition is coming from Amazon and even Shoppers Drug Mart with automation. Grocers are a low-margin business. Grocery stocks have run up, so take some profits.

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HOLD
He owns no food retailers; it's a tough space with no inflation which limits margins. But Metro is the best of the group and a fine operator. Buy at $50.
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WEAK BUY

Being in defensive stocks (consumer staples) is a good place now; can weather a recession. Grocers are investing heavily in home delivery considering Amazon, and spinning out real estate units. It's good to see competition in this space, for consumers. MRU has been doing a good job, gaining a little market share. He owns Weston instead.

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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, but thinks Loblaw is better.
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Metro Inc (A)(MRU-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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On 2022-09-30, Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T) stock closed at a price of $69.17.