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How to buy George Weston stock in Canada

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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

Information last updated 2023-11-25.
Latest market closeC$159.92
52-week rangeC$144.41 - C$182.23
50-day moving average C$154.49
200-day moving average C$160.71
Wall St. target priceC$193.43
PE ratio 15.9961
Dividend yield C$2.746 (1.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) C$10.25

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George Weston price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of C$159.92 from 2023-12-01

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%
Profit margin 2.46%
Book value C$46.01
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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