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This summary was created by AI, based on 4 opinions in the last 12 months.

Metro Inc (A) is considered a defensive stock with good potential over the next one or two years. The company has successfully re-vamped its stores and most of its capital spending is complete. However, some experts view the current share price as being valued high and suggest buying the stock on weakness. Despite a raised dividend and a low-risk business, others believe that the stock is trading at market multiple and may not make significant profits in the next 2 years. Overall, there is a mixed sentiment about the stock's current performance and future potential.

Consensus
Mixed
Valuation
Fair Value
TOP PICK
Metro Inc (A)

He sold this a while ago and has now added it back. As a defensive stock it is one of the better plays over the next one or two years.. It has done a good job of re-vamping its stores and most of its capital spending is done.     Buy 1  Hold 10  Sell 0

(Analysts’ price target is $77.60)
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HOLD
Metro Inc (A)

Trading at market multiple. Raised dividend. Low-risk business, with only 3 grocery stores in Canada. Took advantage of increase in food prices, but now prices are coming down. Excess profit will be squeezed out. Won't lose money, but won't make it either for the next 2 years. Enjoy the dividend.

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BUY ON WEAKNESS
Metro Inc (A)

Retail food business in Canada performing well in Canada.
Would buy stock on weakness.
Current share price valued high.
Sector will continue to perform well given nature of industry. 

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WAIT
Metro Inc (A)

Very expensive, trading up near maximums. Be patient, let things fall to something that will give you a better rate of return.

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WAIT
Metro Inc (A)

High quality grocery, plus now a major drugstore operator. Targeted marketing to customers results in a higher spend per basket. Impressive management, impressive returns. Good balance sheet. At 17x, more expensive than the market, so avoid. Instead, try NWC at 13x and a bigger yield at 4.5%.

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WAIT
Metro Inc (A)
High quality. Good package of grocery plus pharmacy. Very well run, reflected in ROE of 15-16%, better than most peers. Strong balance sheet, nice dividend. One knock is the multiple of 18x vs. market of 13x. Don't buy here. Wait for a pullback and buy for the long term.
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TOP PICK
Metro Inc (A)

Metro has two buys, five holds and a $74.29 price target that's 7.5% higher than the current price. Its 4.63% profit margin beats Weston's 4.11% and Empire's 2.69%, though Metro's gross margin lafs those peers. Again, you won't get rich buying Metro shares, but you can park your money here and see a safe, though modest return during all this volatility.

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BUY
Metro Inc (A)
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
Metro Inc (A)
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
Metro Inc (A)
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
Metro Inc (A)
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
Metro Inc (A)
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
Metro Inc (A)

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
Metro Inc (A)

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
Metro Inc (A)

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) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 1

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 1

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 2

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

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Is Metro Inc (A) worth watching?

2 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 2024-02-23, Metro Inc (A) (MRU-T) stock closed at a price of $73.69.