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George Weston Ltd. (TSE:WN.TO) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the George Weston Ltd. (TSE:WN.TO) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of February 19 and a Sell Date of May 15 has resulted in a geometric average return of 2.33% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 14 of those periods. This is a good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 6.8% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Consumer Staples sector, which runs from April 25 to November 23. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Consumer Staples Sector Seasonal Chart.

George Weston is a holding company that operates through three subsidiaries encompassing retail, real estate, and consumer goods. The first is Loblaw, the largest grocer in Canada, in which it has a 52% controlling stake. The second is Choice Properties, an open-ended real estate investment trust, where George Weston’s ownership sits close to 63%. The third is Weston Foods, a North American bakery, which the firm wholly owns. While all three are separate entities, they operate under a contractual, as well as tacit, framework of strategic business partnerships. This is exemplified by Loblaw being Choice’s largest tenant. Consolidated sales come almost entirely from Canada, with Weston Foods being the only operator that generates revenue (more than 50% of its mix) from the U.S.

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