Metro Inc (A)

MRU-T

TSE:MRU

53.24
0.80 (1.48%)
Metro Inc. is a Canadian food retailer operating in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. The company is based in Montreal, Quebec. Metro is the third largest grocer in Canada, after Loblaw Companies Limited and Sobeys.
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Analysis and Opinions about MRU-T

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BUY
BUY
January 9, 2020
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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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
January 9, 2020
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.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 30, 2019
(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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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
December 30, 2019
(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.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
December 16, 2019

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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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
December 16, 2019

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.

PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
December 3, 2019

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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December 3, 2019

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.

HOLD
HOLD
October 29, 2019
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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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
October 29, 2019
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.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
October 22, 2019

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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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
October 22, 2019

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.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 9, 2019
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)
October 9, 2019
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.
BUY
BUY
January 7, 2019
It is the best run of the grocery stores. They made an acquisition to get into delivery in the downtown core. Nice dividend yield and you can sleep at night.
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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
January 7, 2019
It is the best run of the grocery stores. They made an acquisition to get into delivery in the downtown core. Nice dividend yield and you can sleep at night.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 7, 2018
Purely defensive. They've been increasing their dividend 10% yearly. A place to hide during the storm. (Analysts’ price target is $46.96)
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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
December 7, 2018
Purely defensive. They've been increasing their dividend 10% yearly. A place to hide during the storm. (Analysts’ price target is $46.96)
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 23, 2018
Seasonally, it does well Jan. 7- May 21, outperforming the market. Since 2016, it's been in a trading range topping at $46, but there's no sign it will break above that soon--the same goes with all the grocers. This sector should pick up this time of year. These cyclicals are around the bottom now.
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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
November 23, 2018
Seasonally, it does well Jan. 7- May 21, outperforming the market. Since 2016, it's been in a trading range topping at $46, but there's no sign it will break above that soon--the same goes with all the grocers. This sector should pick up this time of year. These cyclicals are around the bottom now.
BUY
BUY
November 16, 2018
Nice base around $40. Room to go up. If you have it, hold it. If not, good time to enter.
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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
November 16, 2018
Nice base around $40. Room to go up. If you have it, hold it. If not, good time to enter.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 11, 2018

MRU-T vs. L-T. He has owned both in the last three years. Earnings were down 3% for MRU-T even though sales were up. L-T is facing the same problems. There are overall challenges in the whole group.

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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
October 11, 2018

MRU-T vs. L-T. He has owned both in the last three years. Earnings were down 3% for MRU-T even though sales were up. L-T is facing the same problems. There are overall challenges in the whole group.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 27, 2018

If we have a tough year next year, this is a defensive name. They bought Jean Coutu and it is the best management in the retail space. (Analysts’ price target is $45.00)

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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
September 27, 2018

If we have a tough year next year, this is a defensive name. They bought Jean Coutu and it is the best management in the retail space. (Analysts’ price target is $45.00)

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 21, 2018

From 2016 to early-2017, their chart had an uptrend. Since then, it's been sideways. Either buy at the bottom of this range and trade the range, or wait for a breakout. It has been underperforming the TSX, too.

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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
August 21, 2018

From 2016 to early-2017, their chart had an uptrend. Since then, it's been sideways. Either buy at the bottom of this range and trade the range, or wait for a breakout. It has been underperforming the TSX, too.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 15, 2018

He does not own anything in this space. The company is well run, but finds the business difficult with constant pressure on margins on several fronts. If it had a 5% dividend it might make sense to own and hold. There is better choices out there.

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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
August 15, 2018

He does not own anything in this space. The company is well run, but finds the business difficult with constant pressure on margins on several fronts. If it had a 5% dividend it might make sense to own and hold. There is better choices out there.

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Metro Inc (A)(MRU-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 4

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 1

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 6

Stockchase rating for Metro Inc (A) is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Metro Inc (A)(MRU-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Metro Inc (A) stock symbol?

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

Is Metro Inc (A) a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 6 stock analysts published opinions about MRU-T. 4 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 1 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Metro Inc (A).

Is Metro Inc (A) a good investment or a top pick?

Metro Inc (A) was recommended as a Top Pick by Jennifer Radman on 2020-01-09. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Metro Inc (A).

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Is Metro Inc (A) worth watching?

6 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Metro Inc (A) In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Metro Inc (A) stock price?

On 2020-02-27, Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T) stock closed at a price of $53.24.