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Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle. Every week, his comments on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. Each week, we offer you a highlight from these Q&A sessions. Today a stock whose strong brand in health care helps it maintain a solid dividend yield over time.
Q: Pat: May I have your advice on whether or not to hold Johnson & Johnson? Thank you.
A: Johnson & Johnson (symbol JNJ …read more »
Apple has a long history of developing cutting-edge products. That’s partly why it has been reaching new multi-year highs. Still, disruptive new technologies could overtake its latest offerings and slow its growth.
APPLE INC. (Nasdaq symbol AAPL; www.apple.com) aims to cut its reliance on the iPhone smartphone, which supplies nearly 70% of its revenue, with several new products.
One example is its recently launched Apple Pay service, which lets users add their credit card information to their phones. They can then use them to make …read more »
Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you stock market advice and tips on the most effective ways to buy stocks.
Today’s tip: “Many investors acquire the habit of focusing on stocks that have an attractive reading on a single investment measure, but that one measure may disguise problems that could make the stock a disaster-in-waiting.”
When they look for stocks to buy, investors sometimes …read more »
HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC. (Toronto symbol HCG; www.homecapital.com) provides mortgages to borrowers who don’t meet the stricter standards of larger, traditional lenders, like banks. Clients include self-employed people and recent immigrants with limited credit histories.
Low interest rates continue to fuel mortgage demand. As a result, Home Capital’s revenue rose 47.6%, from $687.2 million in 2010 to $1.01 billion in 2014. Earnings jumped 86.4%, from $154.8 million to $288.4 million, while per-share profits gained 84.2%, from $2.22 to $4.09. In the first quarter of 2015, the company’s revenue rose 0.5%, to …read more »
Canadian Western Bank (symbol CWB on Toronto; www.cwbank.com) offers business and personal banking services across the four western provinces. It’s the biggest Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada and the country’s eighth-largest.
The bank’s wholly owned subsidiaries include National Leasing Group, Canadian Western Trust Company, Valiant Trust Company, Canadian Direct Insurance and Canadian Western Financial.
In the three months ended January 31, 2015, Canadian Western Bank’s earnings rose 6.8%, to $52.4 million, or $0.65 a share. A year earlier, it earned $49.1 million, or $0.61. Revenue improved 6.1%, to $150.9 million from …read more »
Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle. Every week, his comments on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. Each week, we offer you a highlight from these Q&A sessions.
Q: Hi, Pat: Please give me your opinion on Aecon Group. Thanks.
A: Aecon Group Inc. (symbol ARE on Toronto; www.aecon.com) is one of Canada’s largest infrastructure developers. Aecon and its predecessors built Canadian landmarks like the CN Tower, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Calgary Olympic Oval and …read more »
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