George Weston is a grocery stores business based in Canada. George Weston stocks (WN.TO) are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and all prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Its last market close was C$159.15 – a decrease of 2.46% over the previous week. George Weston employs 221,285 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around C$59.6 billion.
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George Weston shares at a glance
|Latest market close||C$159.92|
|52-week range||C$144.41 - C$182.23|
|50-day moving average||C$154.49|
|200-day moving average||C$160.71|
|Wall St. target price||C$193.43|
|Dividend yield||C$2.746 (1.71%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||C$10.25|
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George Weston price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-24)||-2.46%|
|1 month (2023-11-03)||-0.57%|
|3 months (2023-09-01)||4.73%|
|6 months (2023-06-02)||-0.22%|
|1 year (2022-12-02)||-6.26%|
|2 years (2021-12-03)||16.16%|
|3 years (2020-12-03)||64.04%|
|5 years (2018-12-03)||64.53%|
George Weston financials
|Revenue TTM||C$59.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.67%|
|Gross profit TTM||C$18.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.34%|
|Market capitalisation||C$22.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
George Weston'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 George Weston.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
George Weston's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 27.93
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and George Weston's overall score of 27.93 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 53rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like George Weston 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.).
George Weston's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.21/100
George Weston's social score
Social score: 11.73/100
George Weston's governance score
Governance score: 1.99/100
George Weston's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. George Weston scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that George Weston hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
We're not expecting to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
George Weston share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, George Weston's shares have ranged in value from as little as C$144.41 up to C$182.2257. 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 (TO average) beta is 1, while George Weston's is 0.397. This would suggest that George Weston's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
George Weston overview
George Weston Limited provides food and drug retailing, and financial services in Canada and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) and Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties). The Loblaw segment provides grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, and financial services. It operates retail drug stores under the Shoppers Drug Mart name. This segment also provides credit card services, insurance brokerage services, guaranteed investment certificates, and wireless mobile products and services. The Choice Properties segment owns, operates, and manages commercial, residential, tenant, industrial, and office properties. It provides products under the President's Choice, no name, Life Brand, and Farmer's Market brands.
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