Empire (TSE:EMP) – Analysts at National Bank Financial boosted their Q3 2022 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Empire in a research report issued on Thursday, September 9th. National Bank Financial analyst V. Shreedhar now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.67 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.63. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Empire’s Q1 2023 earnings at $0.74 EPS and Q3 2023 earnings at $0.76 EPS.
Empire has a 1-year low of C$23.00 and a 1-year high of C$25.49.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 15th will be given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of ∞. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 14th. This is a positive change from Empire’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12.
Empire Company Limited is engaged in the business of food retailing and related real estate. The Company’s segments include Food Retailing, and Investments and Other Operations. The Food Retailing segment consists of its subsidiary, Sobeys Inc, which owns, affiliates or franchises over 1,500 stores in approximately 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores, as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations.
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