• Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: C$38.43
  • Forecasted Upside: 12.40%
  • Number of Analysts: 7
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for EMP.A

Analyst Price Target is C$38.43
▲ +12.40% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 7 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Empire in the last 3 months. The average price target is C$38.43, with a high forecast of C$43.00 and a low forecast of C$35.00. The average price target represents a 12.40% upside from the last price of C$34.19.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 7 polled investment analysts is to hold stock in Empire. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
4/22/2024ScotiabankLower TargetOutperformC$37.00 ➝ C$36.00
3/15/2024TD SecuritiesLower TargetHoldC$37.00 ➝ C$36.00
3/15/2024BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetC$37.00 ➝ C$35.00
3/15/2024National BanksharesLower TargetC$41.00 ➝ C$40.00
3/15/2024Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetSector PerformC$49.00 ➝ C$43.00
3/6/2024DesjardinsLower TargetBuyC$40.00 ➝ C$39.00
3/6/2024BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetMarket PerformC$39.00 ➝ C$37.00
3/1/2024CIBCLower TargetC$42.00 ➝ C$40.00
2/26/2024National BanksharesLower TargetSector PerformC$42.00 ➝ C$41.00
2/2/2024TD SecuritiesLower TargetHoldC$39.00 ➝ C$37.00
12/15/2023ScotiabankLower TargetOutperformC$43.00 ➝ C$39.00
12/15/2023DesjardinsLower TargetBuyC$42.00 ➝ C$40.00
12/15/2023TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldC$43.00 ➝ C$39.00
12/15/2023CIBCLower TargetOutperformC$44.00 ➝ C$42.00
12/15/2023National BanksharesLower TargetSector PerformC$44.00 ➝ C$42.00
12/15/2023Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetSector PerformC$50.00 ➝ C$49.00
11/23/2023National BanksharesDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformC$44.00
11/6/2023Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetC$48.00 ➝ C$50.00
9/18/2023DesjardinsBoost TargetBuyC$41.00 ➝ C$42.00
9/15/2023CIBCBoost TargetC$43.00 ➝ C$44.00
9/15/2023National BanksharesBoost TargetC$42.00 ➝ C$44.00
9/15/2023TD SecuritiesBoost TargetBuyC$42.00 ➝ C$43.00
9/15/2023ScotiabankBoost TargetC$42.50 ➝ C$43.00
9/15/2023BMO Capital MarketsSet TargetMarket PerformC$39.00
9/6/2023DesjardinsSet TargetBuyC$41.00
6/23/2023CIBCBoost TargetC$41.00 ➝ C$43.00
6/23/2023National BanksharesBoost TargetOutperformC$38.00 ➝ C$41.00
6/23/2023ScotiabankBoost TargetC$42.00 ➝ C$42.50
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
(Data available from 5/23/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.20 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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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$34.19
Low: C$33.51
High: C$34.44

50 Day Range

MA: C$32.62
Low: C$31.67
High: C$34.00

52 Week Range

Now: C$34.19
Low: C$31.45
High: C$40.69


234,863 shs

Average Volume

385,227 shs

Market Capitalization

C$4.99 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: BMO Capital Markets, CIBC, Desjardins, National Bankshares, Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, 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$38.43, suggesting a possible upside of 12.3%. Royal Bank of Canada has the highest price target set, predicting EMP.A will reach C$43.00 in the next twelve months. BMO Capital Markets has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of C$35.00 for Empire in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Empire?

Empire currently has 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in EMP.A, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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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.