Loblaw adds another niche

LOBLAW COMPANIES $61.05 (Toronto symbol L; Shares o/s: 375.2 million; Market cap: $22.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 1.9%; www.loblaw.ca) shares are up over 21% since mid-October 2018. In contrast, the S&P/TSX Composite Index is down 8%.
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