Automaker’s shift set to reward Linamar

Automaker’s shift set to reward Linamar

The car-parts maker has increased its dividend on stronger earnings and a brighter outlook based on an auto industry trend.
LINAMAR CORP. (Toronto symbol LNR; www.linamar.com) makes a variety of automotive parts, including cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, camshafts, crankshafts and connecting rods. This business provides about… Read More

Blue Chip Stocks: Metro shores up sales

Blue Chip Stocks: Metro shores up sales

Same-store sales for this leading grocer increased in the latest quarter, even as it moved to convert some of its locations to discount outlets.
METRO INC. (Toronto symbol MRU; www.metro.ca) operates 600 grocery stores and 250 drugstores, in Quebec and Ontario.
The stock has declined 15% since… Read More

Increased competition for SP Plus Corp.

Increased competition for SP Plus Corp.

Pat McKeough recently replied to an Inner Circle member looking for an opinion on the parking facilities manager. The company’s strong brand helps protect its stable revenue, says Pat. But SP faces increased competition.
Q: Pat: Can you give me your opinion of SP Plus, listed… Read More

How to add Canadian value stocks to boost your portfolio gains

How to add Canadian value stocks to boost your portfolio gains

Use a consistent financial plan and find top Canadian value stocks to fit your portfolio
If you balance and diversify your portfolio as we recommend, it should include some value selections—but you should avoid extremes.
Canadian value stocks can test your patience by moving sluggishly for months… Read More

5 great tips for ETF investing

5 great tips for ETF investing

You will have better opportunities for success with ETF investing when you follow our tips

In 1990, ETF investing was introduced in Canada. The fund was called Toronto Index Participation Shares, and started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The shares, which… Read More

Dividend Stocks: Intact Financial raises its dividend

Dividend Stocks: Intact Financial raises its dividend

The leading insurer has strengthened its revenue with higher premiums and better fraud detection—developments that have also helped to raise its dividend.
INTACT FINANCIAL (Toronto symbol IFC; www.intactfc.com) is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. The company insures more than five million individuals and… Read More

Under Armour expands its retail business

Under Armour expands its retail business

Pat McKeough recently replied to an Inner Circle member looking for an opinion on the athletic footwear and apparel company. Its sales were up last year, but the stock’s high price is only one of several risks it faces, says Pat.
Q: Pat: What do you… Read More