A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for North West (TSE: NWC):

  • 3/19/2019 – North West had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a C$31.00 price target on the stock.
  • 3/18/2019 – North West had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from C$32.00 to C$30.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock.
  • 3/18/2019 – North West had its price target lowered by analysts at Industrial Alliance Securities from C$34.00 to C$32.50. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 3/18/2019 – North West had its price target lowered by analysts at TD Securities from C$36.00 to C$34.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 3/18/2019 – North West had its price target lowered by analysts at CIBC from C$31.00 to C$30.00.
  • 3/13/2019 – North West had its “average” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a C$36.00 price target on the stock.

NWC traded down C$0.08 on Tuesday, reaching C$28.81. The stock had a trading volume of 151,350 shares, compared to its average volume of 147,695. North West Company Inc has a fifty-two week low of C$26.59 and a fifty-two week high of C$33.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 87.09. The stock has a market cap of $1.41 billion and a PE ratio of 16.28.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be paid a $0.33 dividend. This is a boost from North West’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.58%. North West’s dividend payout ratio is presently 72.32%.

The North West Company Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean. The company's Canadian operations comprise 119 Northern stores, which offers food, financial services, and general merchandise; 6 NorthMart stores that provides fresh foods, apparel, and health products and services; 41 Giant Tiger junior discount stores, which offers family fashion, household products, and food; 16 Quickstop convenience stores that provides ready-to-eat foods, and fuel and related services; 1 Solo Market store for rural market; 1 Valu Lots discount center and direct-to-customer food distribution outlet; and 1 Tim Hortons stand-alone franchise restaurant; 1 Wally's Drug Store; and 2 North West Company Fur Marketing outlets, which offers wild furs, Aboriginal handicrafts, and authentic Canadian heritage products.

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