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GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $34 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; SI Rating: Above average) is Canada’s largest insurance company, with assets under administration of $197.5 billion.

Power Corp. of Canada, through subsidiary Power Financial Corp., controls about 70% of Great-West’s shares.

In Canada, the insurance business is mature and concentrated among major insurers and the big five banks. While the …read more »

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY CO. $54 (Toronto symbol CNR; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; SI Rating: Average) plans to increase capital spending in 2007 by 4% over 2006. About half will go to basic items like replacing tracks and repairing bridges. It will also buy new locomotive and other railcars that will cut its fuel costs and improve safety.

CN …read more »

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $33 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; SI Rating: Above average) has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum for Indiana Health Network, Inc., which provides healthcare services to group and individual policyholders. The purchase enhances Great-West’s growing health insurance operations in the United States, and will immediately add to its profits.

In the meantime, Great-West earned …read more »

We’ve said for some time that insurers are riskier than they look. Insurance has a stable image, but it has always been highly competitive and volatile. For safety-conscious investors, right now we recommend just three Canadian insurance companies as buys: Manulife Financial, Great-West Lifeco and Sun Life Financial.

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL $45 (Toronto symbol SLF; SI Rating: Above-average) offers savings, retirement, …read more »

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $28 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; SI Rating: Above average) is one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, with $191.3 billion in assets under administration. It sells its insurance products directly and through brokers to both individuals and groups. Power Financial controls about 75% of Great-West.

The company also provides wealth management and other financial services. …read more »

Holding companies tend to trade for less than the value of their various pieces (‘holding company discount’). Still, despite the apparent bargain, we only recommend the holding company over its subsidiaries when we have a high opinion of all the subsidiaries. A good example is our longtime favourite Canadian Pacific Ltd. When it broke itself up into five new companies …read more »

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $30 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; SI Rating: Above average) has paid an undisclosed sum for roughly 2,600 small and mid-sized U.S. pension plans. The deal expands the company’s U.S. pension plan asset base by 9%, and should increase its earnings in 2007. The purchase should also make it easier for Great-West to offer …read more »

NOVA CHEMICALS CORP. $37 (Toronto symbol NCX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; SI Rating: Extra risk) lost $0.06 a share in the three months ended March 31, 2006, mostly due to problems restarting a plastics plant in Ontario after an upgrade (all amounts except share price in U.S. dollars). It earned $1.06 a year earlier. Revenue grew 4.0%, …read more »

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $29 (Toronto symbol GWO; SI Rating: Above-average) is a leading Canadian insurance company, with $177.3 billion in assets under administration. The company also provides wealth management and other financial services. It also operates in the U.S. and Europe. Power Corp. of Canada controls about 75% of the company’s common stock.

Great-West’s earnings in the three months ended December 31, …read more »

We’ve said for some time that insurers are riskier than they look. Insurance has a stable image, but it has always been highly competitive and volatile. For safety-conscious investors, right now we recommend just three Canadian insurance companies as buys: Manulife Financial, Great-West Lifeco and Sun Life Financial.

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $29 (Toronto symbol GWO; SI Rating: Above-average) is a leading Canadian …read more »

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