Metro is a leading food and pharmaceutical company having operations in Quebec and Ontario. The company is one of the largest food retailers in Canada.

The company operates through more than 600 food stores operating under the banners Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics and Adonis. Its drug business is conducted through 650 drugstores and pharmacies operating under the banners Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics.

Metro has developed a successful market segmentation strategy with its different grocery banners catering to three different market segments. For example, Metro, Super C and Adonis all target unique markets and customers. Metro and Metro Plus are leading supermarket chains in Quebec and Ontario.

Stock Chart & Metrics

  • Ticker: TSE:MRU
  • Sector: Consumer Defensive
  • Industry: Grocery Stores
  • Market Cap: 16.88B
  • Market Cap Group: Large Cap
  • P/E: 19.62
  • Dividend Yield: 1.56%

Competitors

The competitive landscape is important as they compete for the same business. Below is the list of competitors in the same industry. While not displayed, a number of metrics you can also use to evaluate your picks are the Chowder Score, the Relative Strength Index (RSI), the Graham Number, and the Piotroski F-Score.

Ticker Ticker Company Market Cap P/E Yield Aristocrat Graph SectorID IndustryID
ATD TSE:ATD Alimentation Couche-Tard 60.82 15.94 0.74 YES 1 4 47
L TSE:L Loblaw 38.65 19.92 1.37 YES 1 4 47
KR NYSE:KR Kroger Co 33.78 11.98 2.20 NO 1 4 47
WN TSE:WN George Weston 22.44 17.04 1.70 YES 1 4 47
MRU TSE:MRU Metro 16.88 19.62 1.56 YES 1 4 47
EMP.A TSE:EMP.A Empire Co 10.24 13.97 1.69 YES 1 4 47
NWC TSE:NWC The North West Company 1.70 12.11 4.19 YES 1 4 47

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Metro - FAQ

What is the stock ticker for Metro?

The stock ticker for Metro is TSE:MRU.

Is Metro a good stock to buy?

You need to consider your investment strategy and how TSE:MRU can fit in your portfolio.

The current dividend income score of 4/10 and dividend growth score of 7/10. Those 2 metrics together should help you decide the fit for your portfolio. Be it for income or for growth.

Is Metro a Buy, Sell or Hold?

The Dividend Snapshot Opportunity Score of 64 out of 100.

The score reflects the strength of a buy signal but it does not show a sell signal if it's low. The higher the better.

A sell signal is more difficult as it often relies on the reason you bought the stock in the first place.


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