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Today, Pat McKeough responds to a question from a member of his Inner Circle about astock in the fertilizer industry. Converting relatively cheap natural gas into fertilizer has become increasingly profitable, and CF Industries is making strides in this field, expanding aggressively through acquisitions and joint ventures. But while CF has established itself as a growing dividend stock, Pat prefers a Canadian stock that supplements its fertilizer production with a successful chain of retail stores.
Q: Pat: What are your thoughts on CF …read more »
Today, we examine a growth stock that has done very well for us in the past and is likely to do so again. Saputo built itself into Canada’s largest producer of dairy products, partly through a series of successful acquisitions. The Trans-Pacific Partnership now under negotiation may hinder Saputo somewhat at first, but ultimately it will open up new markets for this expanding company.
Canada is now negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would lower trade barriers between 12 countries in …read more »
Two weeks ago, we examined two tech stocks that serve oil and gas firms and are able to profit despite lower oil prices (The profits of these two energy stocks stand up to current oil prices). Today, we look at two Canadian companies that provide essential services to a range of clients, including many in the oil and gas industry.
While Wajax hopes to see improved earnings after a typically slow first quarter, McCoy Global had an 86% jump in earnings in its latest …read more »
Last week, we looked at one of Canada’s leading blue chip stocks, BCE Inc. (BCE aims for faster networks, higher dividends). Today, we examine rival telecom Telus Corp. Like BCE, Telus has made a massive investment in boosting the speed and capacity of its networks. With demand for wireless services increasing, this investment promises to pay off in rising earnings and further dividend increases.
Since 2000, Telus has spent $27 billion—roughly its current market cap—to boost the speed and capacity of …read more »
Today, a look at how good companies deal with adverse circumstances. Two dominant Japanese carmakers, Toyota and Honda, have had to deal with massive recalls and repairs from faulty airbag inflators. But both continue to benefit from strong international sales and a lower Japanese yen.
Faulty airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. have forced Toyota to recall 8.1 million vehicles since 2008, while Honda has had to fix 20 million cars.
However, these recalls likely won’t damage Toyota and Honda’s reputations or sales, as other …read more »
Today, we have a question from a member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle about astock on the rise. Savaria Corp. makes products for limited mobility that should attract growing demand from an aging population with longer life expectancy. While acknowledging the company’s strong position in its market, Pat also looks at the risk of its growth-by-acquisition strategy.
Q: Mr. McKeough: Would you please share your opinion on Savaria Corp.? Thank you in anticipation.
A: Savaria Corp. (symbol SIS on Toronto; www.savaria.com) makes products …read more »
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