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How to buy Metro stock

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Metro Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Metro shares (MTRAF) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Metro employs 90,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$12 billion.

How to buy shares in Metro

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Metro Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MTRAF. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Metro reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Metro, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Metro. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Metro share price

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Metro shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$36.672 - USD$47.74
50-day moving average USD$45.3851
200-day moving average USD$42.5832
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 20.6642
Dividend yield USD$0.66 (1.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.382

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Is Metro under- or over-valued?

Valuing Metro stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Metro's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Metro's P/E ratio

Metro's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Metro shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

Metro financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.2%
Return on equity TTM 13.01%
Profit margin 4.38%
Book value $16.592
Market capitalisation USD$12 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Metro's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Metro.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Metro's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Metro's overall score of 21.57 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Metro is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Metro's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.19/100

Metro's environmental score of 6.19 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Metro is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Metro's social score

Social score: 10.26/100

Metro's social score of 10.26 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Metro is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Metro's governance score

Governance score: 10.61/100

Metro's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Metro is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Metro's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Metro scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Metro hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Metro Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 21.57
Total ESG percentile 23.58
Environmental score 6.19
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 10.26
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 10.61
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

Metro share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.78% of net profits

Recently Metro has paid out, on average, around 27.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Metro shareholders could enjoy a 1.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Metro's case, that would currently equate to about $0.66 per share.

While Metro's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Metro may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Metro's most recent dividend payout was on 23 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Metro's shares ever split?

Metro's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 12 February 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Metro shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Metro shares which in turn could have impacted Metro's share price.

Metro share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Metro's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.672 up to $47.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Metro's is -0.1192. This would suggest that Metro's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Metro has bucked the trend.

Metro overview

Metro Inc. operates as a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Canada. It operates food stores, including supermarkets and discount stores that provide fresh and grocery products, baked goods, prepared foods, meats, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, bakery products, pastries, and deli products, as well as Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern products; and drug stores and pharmacies. As of January 29, 2020, the company operated a network of approximately 950 food stores under various banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis, and Première Moisson, as well as approximately 650 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy, and Food Basics Pharmacy banners. It also manufactures generic drugs; and provides online grocery shopping services. The company serves restaurants, other chains, non-franchised drugstores, and various health centers, as well as consumers. Metro Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.

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