Loblaw hikes its dividend

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LOBLAW COMPANIES $64.10 (Toronto symbol L; Shares outstanding: 412.6 million; Market cap: $26.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 1.6%; www.loblaw.ca) saw its sales jump 37.8% in the three months ended March 28, 2015, to $10.0 billion from $7.3 billion a year earlier. Shoppers Drug Mart contributed $2.6 billion to the latest quarterly sales. Even so, same-store sales at Loblaw’s supermarkets rose 4.0%, while Shoppers’ same-store sales gained 3.1%. Earnings per share rose 35.2%, to $0.73 from $0.54, mostly due to successful cost cutting. The strong earnings prompted Loblaw to raise its dividend by 2.0%. The new rate yields 1.6%. Loblaw is a buy. buy…

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