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Dun & Bradstreet Corp., symbol DNB on New York, is the world’s largest provider of credit reports on individual companies. Companies use these reports to make lending and purchasing decisions, and to cut their credit losses.
We analyze Dun & Bradstreet in Wall Street Stock Forecaster, our newsletter for stock market trading in the U.S. markets
The company gets two-thirds of its …read more »
When you’re looking for stock market investments with the potential for strong gains, it pays to be skeptical of companies that mainly grow through acquisitions.
That’s because the buyer of something rarely knows as much about it as the seller. So it follows that if a company makes enough acquisitions, it might eventually buy something that has hidden problems. At …read more »
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA $58.14, Toronto symbol BNS, has joined a new consortium called Maple Group Acquisition Corp. Other members include CIBC, TD Bank, National Bank and five major pension funds.
Maple wants to buy a controlling interest in TMX GROUP $45, Toronto symbol X, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange.
TMX has already accepted a takeover offer from the London Stock …read more »
Dorel Industries (Toronto symbol DII.B) makes a wide range of products, including ready-to-assemble home and office furniture; juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, high chairs, toddler beds and cribs; home furnishings, including chairs, tables, bunk beds, futons and step stools; and recreational products, including bicycles. It has 4,700 employees, and plants in 19 countries.
We analyze Dorel in Stock Pickers …read more »
Baxter International Inc., New York symbol BAX, has two divisions: Medical Products (57% of sales) makes intravenous pumps, syringes and kidney-dialysis equipment; and BioScience (43%) makes vaccines and drugs.
Overseas markets account for 60% of its sales. As well, about half of Baxter’s sales are single-use medical products that hospitals and clinics must continually reorder.
Baxter’s sales in the first quarter of …read more »
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That’s because, every Wednesday afternoon, you learn “what’s on Pat’s mind”. That’s when Pat gives you a special advance preview of what he’s working on for …read more »
C.R. Bard Inc, symbol BCR on New York, makes medical devices in four main areas: vascular products (28% of sales) such as stents and catheters; oncology products (27%) that detect and treat various types of cancer; urology products (26%) such as drainage and incontinence devices; and surgical tools (16%). Other medical products supply the remaining 3%.
We analyze C.R. Bard in …read more »
Chances are that the May 2 election results will lead to a period of investor-friendly legislation in Canada, with growth in the economy and a healthy stock-market atmosphere. Just one example: With a Conservative majority in Parliament, we may soon see higher contribution limits for both RRSPs and Tax-Free Savings Accounts.
My view is that there’s a beneficial but widely overlooked …read more »
Western Union, symbol WU on New York, provides money-transfer and foreign-exchange services in over 200 countries and territories.
You can get our full stock market trading advice on Western Union in our Wall Street Stock Forecaster newsletter.
In the 2011 first quarter, Western Union reported revenue of $1.3 billion. That’s up 4.1% from $1.2 billion in the comparable 2010 period.
The company …read more »
We downplay market-timing and stock-price predictions in our advice. Instead, we focus on investment quality. But we adjust our recommendations to reflect our view of current market risk.
When risk seems high, we lean toward “hold” instead of “buy”, or “sell” instead of “hold”.
In June 2006, we advised selling a dozen former buys. We weren’t trying to pinpoint a …read more »
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