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Metro Inc (A)

MRU-T

TSE:MRU

60.01
0.91 (1.49%)
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

Signal
Opinion
Expert
Chart
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 19, 2021
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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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.
Stan Wong
Price
$57.830
Owned
Unknown
WAIT
WAIT
December 21, 2020

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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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
December 21, 2020

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.

Teal Linde
Price
$58.040
Owned
Unknown
WAIT
WAIT
November 16, 2020

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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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
November 16, 2020

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.

Teal Linde
Price
$61.800
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
March 12, 2020

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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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
March 12, 2020

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%.

Paul Harris, CFA
Price
$54.440
Owned
Unknown
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.
Jennifer Radman
Price
$54.170
Owned
Yes
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.
David Driscoll
Price
$54.220
Owned
Yes
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.

Teal Linde
Price
$55.420
Owned
No
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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Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T)
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.

David Baskin
Price
$58.560
Owned
No
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.
Bruce Murray
Price
$47.390
Owned
Unknown
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)
David Driscoll
Price
$45.940
Owned
Yes
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.
Jon Vialoux
Price
$44.970
Owned
Unknown
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.
Elliott Fishman
Price
$43.350
Owned
Unknown
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Metro Inc (A)(MRU-T) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 0

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 1

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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, 1 stock analyst published opinions about MRU-T. 0 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 1 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is DON'T 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 Stan Wong on 2021-05-19. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Metro Inc (A).

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Is Metro Inc (A) worth watching?

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What is Metro Inc (A) stock price?

On 2021-09-17, Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T) stock closed at a price of $60.01.