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Aequus Pharmaceutical is bringing proven drugs to the Canadian market at the same time it develops transdermal patches from other successful therapies. But with no revenue for 2015 and cash running out, the company may need to dilute shareholder interest with a share offering.
A: AEQUUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (symbol AQS on the TSX Venture Exchange; www.aequuspharma.ca), is a Vancouver-based specialty pharmaceutical company.
The company’s business model is to acquire or license what it sees as commercial or near-commercial products from drugmakers outside of Canada and …read more »
Despite lower oil and gas prices, energy stocks continue to play a key role in a balanced portfolio. The best approach is not to go in and out of energy stocks, but to discover which companies do the best job of managing their resources, harnessing evolving technology and positioning themselves for long-term profit in an energy-hungry world. Our new free report shows how to make the most of energy stocks today. Just click on Canadian Natural Resources Stock Guide: What to look for in Canadian …read more »
Thomson Reuters Corp. will sell its intellectual properties business, and likely repurchase shares with the proceeds – something that should boost earnings per share along with the ongoing migration of clients over to new digital platforms.
THOMSON REUTERS CORP. (Toronto symbol TRI; www.thomsonreuters.com) mainly sells information products to financial clients, such as banks and brokerages. In 2015, this business supplied 52% of Thomson’s revenue.
The company also sells specialized information to professionals in the legal (27%); tax and accounting (11%); and intellectual property and …read more »
Pat McKeough recently replied to a member of his Inner Circle looking for advice on Bird Construction Inc. The specialist in large-scale commercial projects entered 2016 with a backlog up 45% from a year earlier. Still, earnings are likely to fall this year, says Pat.
Q: Pat: Please could you give me your recommendation on Bird Construction? Thank you.
A: BIRD CONSTRUCTION INC. (symbol BDT on Toronto; ) focuses on projects in a number of markets, including industrial, commercial, institutional, civil construction and mining.
The company …read more »
Microsoft has aggressively expanded its cloud computing services as more and more consumers use their mobile devices to connect to the Internet. The result is impressive revenue growth for that unit, with the company channelling 15% of overall sales in to research.
MICROSOFT CORP. (Nasdaq symbol MSFT; www.microsoft.com) is the world’s largest software company. Its Windows operating system powers about 90% of the world’s personal computers.
Microsoft’s other main product— its Office suite, which includes a word processor (Word) and spreadsheet program (Excel)— controls …read more »
Lower drilling costs mean Peyto Exploration and Development Corp. will increase its production output by 10% as it cuts its capital spending.
PEYTO EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT CORP. (Toronto symbol PEY; www.peyto.com) produces and explores for oil and natural gas in Alberta. Its average daily production of 97,028 barrels of oil equivalent is 93% gas and 7% oil.
In the three months ended December 31, 2015, Peyto’s cash flow fell 15.9%, to $0.95 a share from $1.13 a year ago. It raised its production by …read more »
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