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Stock Analysis: Jean Coutu scores a perfect 10

An exterior shot of Jean Coutu store in Longueuil, Quebec, May 2, 2012.

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Shares in Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. have been on an impressive ride, rising from below $16 a share to the current trading price of near $22. The pharmacy chain has plans to grow, hoping to expand its presence outside large urban centres amid increased competition and the absence of large acquisition opportunities.

Should investors bet its stock has further upside? This StockReports+ report suggests it could.

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StockReports+ gives each stock an average score that combines the quantitative analysis of six widely-used investment decision-making tools: earnings, fundamentals, relative valuation, risk, price momentum and insider trading. For the past 10 weeks, its score has been 10 out of 10.

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