• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: C$40.50
  • Forecasted Upside: 16.25%
  • Number of Analysts: 4
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for EMP.A

Analyst Price Target is C$40.50
▲ +16.25% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 4 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Empire in the last 3 months. The average price target is C$40.50, with a high forecast of C$42.50 and a low forecast of C$37.00. The average price target represents a 16.25% upside from the last price of C$34.84.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 4 contributing investment analysts is to buy stock in Empire. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
3/17/2023TD SecuritiesLower TargetBuyC$43.00 ➝ C$42.00
3/17/2023DesjardinsLower TargetC$44.00 ➝ C$41.00
3/17/2023CIBCLower TargetOutperformC$42.00 ➝ C$41.00
3/10/2023National BanksharesLower TargetOutperformC$40.00 ➝ C$38.00
3/8/2023ATB CapitalLower TargetC$45.00 ➝ C$42.00
12/6/2022ScotiabankLower TargetC$43.50 ➝ C$42.50
10/3/2022ScotiabankSet TargetSector PerformC$43.50
9/16/2022TD SecuritiesLower TargetBuyC$45.00 ➝ C$43.00
9/16/2022ScotiabankLower TargetC$52.00 ➝ C$51.00
9/16/2022CIBCLower TargetOutperformC$47.00 ➝ C$45.00
9/16/2022DesjardinsLower TargetC$48.00 ➝ C$44.00
9/16/2022National BanksharesLower TargetC$42.00 ➝ C$40.00
9/16/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetC$42.00 ➝ C$37.00
6/10/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetC$46.00 ➝ C$44.00
3/14/2022Berenberg BankLower TargetC$46.00 ➝ C$44.00
3/11/2022TD SecuritiesBoost TargetBuyC$44.00 ➝ C$50.00
3/11/2022BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetC$41.00 ➝ C$46.00
3/11/2022CIBCBoost TargetOutperformC$49.00 ➝ C$50.00
3/11/2022National BanksharesBoost TargetOutperformC$46.00 ➝ C$48.00
3/11/2022ScotiabankBoost TargetC$48.00 ➝ C$50.00
3/11/2022Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$46.00 ➝ C$48.00
1/21/2022TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold ➝ BuyC$44.00
1/21/2022CIBCBoost TargetC$48.00 ➝ C$49.00
12/10/2021National BanksharesBoost TargetOutperformC$45.00 ➝ C$46.00
12/10/2021ATB CapitalBoost TargetOutperformC$46.00 ➝ C$48.00
12/10/2021CIBCBoost TargetC$46.00 ➝ C$48.00
12/8/2021BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformC$45.00 ➝ C$41.00
9/13/2021TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold
9/10/2021National Bank FinancialLower TargetOutperformC$45.00
9/10/2021National BanksharesLower TargetOutperformC$46.00 ➝ C$45.00
9/10/2021TD SecuritiesBoost TargetNAC$42.00 ➝ C$44.00
9/10/2021Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHoldC$46.00
9/9/2021CIBCReiterated RatingOutperformC$46.00
9/1/2021CIBCReiterated RatingOutperformC$46.00
8/31/2021TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldC$42.00
8/5/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$45.00 ➝ C$46.00
6/24/2021BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetMarket PerformC$47.00 ➝ C$45.00
6/24/2021DesjardinsBoost TargetBuyC$44.00 ➝ C$45.00
6/24/2021Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSector PerformC$45.00
6/24/2021CIBCBoost TargetOutperformC$45.00 ➝ C$46.00
6/17/2021CIBCReiterated RatingOutperformC$45.00
6/16/2021National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$44.00 ➝ C$46.00
6/16/2021National BanksharesBoost TargetOutperformC$44.00 ➝ C$46.00
6/16/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$43.00 ➝ C$45.00
3/17/2021National BanksharesLower TargetOutperformC$45.00 ➝ C$44.00
3/17/2021ATB CapitalBoost TargetNAC$45.00 ➝ C$46.00
3/11/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetNAC$41.00 ➝ C$47.00
3/11/2021CIBCBoost TargetNAC$43.00 ➝ C$45.00
3/11/2021ScotiabankBoost TargetC$45.00 ➝ C$48.00
3/11/2021TD SecuritiesBoost TargetNAC$39.00 ➝ C$42.00
3/11/2021National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$43.00 ➝ C$45.00
1/25/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$42.00 ➝ C$43.00
1/8/2021TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldC$45.00 ➝ C$39.00
12/16/2020ATB CapitalReiterated RatingOutperformC$44.00
12/11/2020CIBCBoost TargetSector PerformC$42.00 ➝ C$43.00
12/3/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$40.00 ➝ C$42.00
11/28/2020National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$42.00 ➝ C$43.00
10/5/2020TD SecuritiesBoost TargetBuyC$43.00 ➝ C$45.00
9/20/2020National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$39.00 ➝ C$42.00
9/14/2020National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$39.00 ➝ C$42.00
9/11/2020TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold ➝ BuyC$37.00 ➝ C$43.00
9/11/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetC$39.00 ➝ C$41.00
9/11/2020ScotiabankBoost TargetC$44.00 ➝ C$45.00
7/23/2020CIBCBoost TargetC$37.00 ➝ C$40.00
7/23/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$38.00 ➝ C$40.00
7/23/2020TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHoldC$35.00 ➝ C$37.00
7/23/2020ScotiabankBoost TargetC$40.00 ➝ C$44.00
6/19/2020TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHoldC$32.00 ➝ C$35.00
6/19/2020ScotiabankBoost TargetC$36.50 ➝ C$40.00
6/19/2020CIBCBoost TargetC$35.00 ➝ C$37.00
6/19/2020National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$37.00 ➝ C$39.00
4/16/2020National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$34.00 ➝ C$37.00
4/13/2020CIBCBoost TargetC$30.00 ➝ C$35.00
4/3/2020TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHoldC$28.00 ➝ C$32.00
3/26/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$37.00 ➝ C$38.00
3/13/2020CIBCUpgradeNeutral ➝ OutperformC$34.00 ➝ C$30.00
3/13/2020National Bank FinancialLower TargetOutperformC$37.00 ➝ C$34.00
3/13/2020TD SecuritiesLower TargetHoldC$35.00 ➝ C$28.00
3/3/2020National Bank FinancialLower TargetOutperformC$38.00 ➝ C$37.00
12/13/2019CIBCLower TargetC$39.00 ➝ C$34.00
12/13/2019National Bank FinancialLower TargetOutperformC$39.00 ➝ C$38.00
12/13/2019TD SecuritiesLower TargetHoldC$37.00 ➝ C$35.00
9/13/2019National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$38.00 ➝ C$39.00
9/13/2019Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$35.00 ➝ C$37.00
9/6/2019CIBCBoost TargetC$34.00 ➝ C$39.00
9/6/2019National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$37.00 ➝ C$38.00
8/23/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetC$36.00 ➝ C$42.00
8/16/2019TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHoldC$34.00 ➝ C$37.00
7/2/2019CIBCDowngradeOutperform ➝ NeutralC$33.00 ➝ C$34.00
7/2/2019TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHoldC$33.00 ➝ C$34.00
6/28/2019Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$32.00 ➝ C$35.00
6/28/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetC$34.00 ➝ C$36.00
6/28/2019National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$34.00 ➝ C$37.00
6/26/2019TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHoldC$32.00 ➝ C$33.00
6/21/2019Raymond JamesReiterated RatingMarket PerformC$32.00
3/14/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperformC$32.00 ➝ C$34.00
3/14/2019Raymond JamesBoost TargetMarket PerformC$31.00 ➝ C$32.00
3/14/2019National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$33.00 ➝ C$34.00
3/12/2019DesjardinsDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldC$32.00 ➝ C$30.50
3/6/2019Raymond JamesReiterated RatingMarket PerformC$31.00
1/15/2019TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHoldC$30.00 ➝ C$32.00
12/14/2018BarclaysBoost TargetC$31.00 ➝ C$32.00
12/14/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperformC$30.00 ➝ C$32.00
12/14/2018CIBCUpgradeNeutral ➝ OutperformC$27.00 ➝ C$33.00
12/14/2018DesjardinsUpgradeHold ➝ BuyC$27.00 ➝ C$32.00
12/14/2018National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$30.00 ➝ C$33.00
12/14/2018Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetC$29.00 ➝ C$30.00
12/14/2018TD SecuritiesBoost TargetHoldC$27.00 ➝ C$30.00
12/14/2018Raymond JamesReiterated RatingMarket PerformC$31.00
9/14/2018National Bank FinancialLower TargetOutperformC$31.00 ➝ C$30.00
9/14/2018TD SecuritiesLower TargetC$29.00 ➝ C$27.00
9/11/2018BarclaysBoost TargetC$30.00 ➝ C$31.00
6/29/2018National Bank FinancialBoost TargetOutperformC$30.00 ➝ C$31.00
6/29/2018Raymond JamesBoost TargetMarket PerformC$26.00 ➝ C$28.00
6/29/2018TD SecuritiesBoost TargetC$27.00 ➝ C$29.00
6/29/2018Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector PerformC$26.00 ➝ C$29.00
6/25/2018BarclaysBoost TargetC$29.00 ➝ C$30.00
(Data available from 6/2/2018 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.45 (Hold)

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Empire Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food retail and related real estate businesses in Canada. It operates through two segments, Food Retailing, and Investments and Other Operations. The company owns, affiliates, and franchises approximately 1,500 retail stores under various retail banners, including Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawtons Drugs; and approximately 350 retail fuel locations. It also owns interest in Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust, an open-ended Canadian real estate investment trust to sell and leaseback a portfolio of 19 retail properties; and various equity accounted interests in Genstar real estate partnerships that develop residential real estate properties in Ontario, Western Canada, and the United States. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Stellarton, Canada.
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Today's Range

Now: C$34.84
Low: C$34.59
High: C$34.84

50 Day Range

MA: C$35.81
Low: C$33.91
High: C$37.18

52 Week Range

Now: C$34.84
Low: C$33.09
High: C$41.72


26,055 shs

Average Volume

383,062 shs

Market Capitalization

C$5.41 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Empire?

The following Wall Street sell-side analysts have issued research reports on Empire in the last year: ATB Capital, BMO Capital Markets, CIBC, Desjardins, National Bankshares, Inc., Scotiabank, and TD Securities.
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What is the current price target for Empire?

7 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Empire in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is C$40.50, suggesting a possible upside of 16.2%. Scotiabank has the highest price target set, predicting EMP.A will reach C$42.50 in the next twelve months. BMO Capital Markets has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of C$37.00 for Empire in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Empire?

Empire currently has 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe EMP.A will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Empire.
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How do I contact Empire's investor relations team?

Empire's physical mailing address is 115 King Street, STELLARTON, NS B0K 1S0, Canada. The company's listed phone number is +1-902-7554440. The official website for Empire is www.empireco.ca. Learn More about contacing Empire investor relations.