IGM FINANCIAL INC. $40 – Toronto symbol IGM

IGM FINANCIAL INC. $40 (Toronto symbol IGM; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 248.5 million; Market cap: $9.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.4; Dividend yield: 5.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.igmfinancial.com) had $136.0 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2015. That’s down… Read More

Updating IGM Financial Inc., Bank of Montreal and Loblaw Companies Ltd.

IGM FINANCIAL INC. $40 (Toronto symbol IGM; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 248.5 million; Market cap: $9.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.4; Dividend yield: 5.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.igmfinancial.com) had $136.0 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2015. That’s down… Read More

Updates on six North American ETFs

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are set up to mirror the performance of a stock market index or sub-index. They hold a more or less fixed selection of securities that represent the holdings that go into the calculation of the index or sub-index.

ETFs trade on… Read More

IGM FINANCIAL INC. $42 – Toronto symbol IGM

IGM FINANCIAL INC. $42 (Toronto symbol IGM; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 248.5 million; Market cap: $10.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.5; Dividend yield: 5.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.igmfinancial.com) is Canada’s largest independent mutual fund company, with $148.5 billion of assets under… Read More

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of June 16, 2015

Most successful investors agree that it’s a good idea to base investment decisions on facts rather than predictions. You can make mistakes with facts, of course, but predictions have a much higher failure rate. However, one little noticed obstacle to investment success is that it’s… Read More

Two top non-bank financial buys

A great way to diversify your Finance sector holdings beyond the big banks is to buy shares of Great-West Lifeco and IGM Financial. Both companies lead their fields, trade at low multiples to earnings and have a history of rising dividends.

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $37… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, June 5, 2015

SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC., $46.40, Toronto symbol SNC, gained 3% this week on speculation that larger engineering firms in Spain and Australia are interested in buying the company.

The stock fell to $36.24 in March 2015 after the RCMP laid charges against SNC and two of its… Read More

POWER CORP. $33.51 – Toronto symbol POW

POWER CORP. $33.51 (Toronto symbol POW; Shares outstanding: 413.5 million; Market cap: $15.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Div. yield: 3.4%; www.powercorporation.com) holds its financial assets through 65.7%-owned Power Financial. These holdings include 58.7% of IGM Financial, a leading Canadian mutual fund provider.

As of… Read More