George Weston Limited (TSE: WN) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 8/3/2017 – George Weston Limited had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from C$147.00 to C$145.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – George Weston Limited was downgraded by analysts at George Weston Ltd. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a C$117.00 price target on the stock, down previously from C$131.04.
  • 7/31/2017 – George Weston Limited had its price target lowered by analysts at Scotiabank from C$136.00 to C$130.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – George Weston Limited had its price target lowered by analysts at CIBC from C$126.00 to C$123.00.
  • 7/31/2017 – George Weston Limited had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a C$129.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – George Weston Limited had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from C$117.00 to C$115.00.
  • 7/28/2017 – George Weston Limited had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from C$149.00 to C$147.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – George Weston Limited was downgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a C$117.00 price target on the stock, down previously from C$131.04.

George Weston Limited (TSE:WN) opened at 108.12 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $13.81 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.20. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $114.44 and its 200-day moving average price is $116.01. George Weston Limited has a 12 month low of $100.41 and a 12 month high of $125.67.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, October 1st. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.455 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This is a boost from George Weston Limited’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.43. This represents a $1.82 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.68%.

In related news, Director Mary Diane Wendy Rebanks bought 9,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$25.90 per share, for a total transaction of C$251,230.00. Also, Director Robert John Dart sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of C$123.25, for a total value of C$61,625.00.

George Weston Limited is a holding company engaged in food processing and distribution business. The Company, through its two operating segments, Weston Foods and Loblaw, holds cash, short-term investments and a direct investment in Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties). The Weston Foods operating segment includes a fresh bakery business in Canada, and frozen, artisan style bakery and biscuit businesses throughout North America.

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