George Weston is a leading food processing and distribution company in Canada. It operates through more than 2,300 stores and a large distribution network across the country. The company caters to a wide range of customers’ needs, ranging from food, grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, to general merchandise, financial services and real estate.

Some of its well-known retail brands include Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart, Valu-Mart, No Name, Maxi and Provigo. The company has three reportable operating segments: Weston Foods, Loblaw and Choice Properties. It is also investing aggressively in technology to ward off online competition. Its ownership of large, diversified and successful businesses is its major competitive advantage.

George Weston has recently diversified into real estate business and owns a significant interest (65%) in Choice Properties’ real estate business. Weston Foods is a leading fresh and frozen baking company in Canada, while Loblaw is Canada’s largest food distributor and retailer.

Stock Chart & Metrics

  • Ticker: TSE:WN
  • Sector: Consumer Defensive
  • Industry: Grocery Stores
  • Market Cap: 22.44B
  • Market Cap Group: Large Cap
  • P/E: 17.04
  • Dividend Yield: 1.70%

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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George Weston - FAQ

What is the stock ticker for George Weston?

The stock ticker for George Weston is TSE:WN.

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

The current dividend income score of 4/10 and dividend growth score of 5/10. Those 2 metrics together should help you decide the fit for your portfolio. Be it for income or for growth.

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The Dividend Snapshot Opportunity Score of 56 out of 100.

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